(From left) Dwayne Leslie, Deputy Secretary General; Bettina Krause, Communication Director; Ganoune Diop, Secretary General; Nelu Burcea, Deputy Secretary General; Gail Banner, Executive Assistant.

Executive Team

Ganoune Diop, PhD, Secretary General

Ganoune Diop, PhD, was elected General Secretary of the IRLA in October 2015 following nine years as liaison for IRLA at the United Nations and other international institutions.

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Gail Banner, Executive Assistant to the Secretary General

Gail Banner provides day-to-day logistical support for the IRLA and is a specialist for applications and registrations with international organizations.

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Dwayne Leslie, Esq, Deputy Secretary General

Dwayne Leslie, Esq., was elected Deputy Secretary General of the IRLA in 2011 and represents the organization in Washington, D.C.

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Nelu Burcea, Deputy Secretary General

Nelu Burcea, PhD, was elected as Deputy Secretary General of the IRLA in October 2015 and develops relationships on behalf of the IRLA with various international institutions.

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Bettina Krause, Communication Director

Bettina Krause began work as Communication Director for the IRLA in 2015. She cares for media relations, web sites, news reporting, and IRLA's publishing program.

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