Structure and people

ICAN is a broad, inclusive campaign, focused on mobilizing civil society around the world to support the specific objective of negotiating a global treaty banning nuclear weapons. The ICAN international structure consists of partner organizations, an international steering group and an international staff team. The staff team facilitates the work of partner organizations and is supervised and guided by the steering group.

ICAN’s statement of values →

ICAN’s international structure →


International staff team

+ Beatrice Fihn

Position: Executive Director 
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
Email: beatrice@icanw.org 
+ Arielle Denis

Position: Director (Europe, Middle East & Africa) 
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
Email: arielle@icanw.org
+ Daniel Högsta

Position: Network Coordinator
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
Email: daniel@icanw.org
+ Alexandra Reidon

Position: Administration & Finance Manager
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
Email: alexandra@icanw.org
+ Fanny Udin

Position: Operations Officer
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
Email: fanny@icanw.org
+ Daniela Varano

Position: Campaign Communications Coordinator 
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
Email: daniela@icanw.org
+ Tim Wright

Position: Asia Pacific Director
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Email: tim@icanw.org


Steering group organizations

+ Article 36

Location: London, United Kingdom
Email: thomas@article36.org
+ Latin America Human Security Network

Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Email: cristianwittmann@gmail.com
+ Norwegian People’s Aid

Location: Oslo, Norway
Email: gretheo@npaid.org

Location: Utrecht, Netherlands
Email: snyder@paxforpeace.nl
+ Peace Boat

Location: Tokyo, Japan
Email: kawasaki@peaceboat.gr.jp

  • sheen

    “If Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr were alive today, they would be part of ICAN.”

    Martin Sheen Actor and activist

  • bankimoon

    “I salute ICAN for working with such commitment and creativity.”

    Ban Ki-moon UN chief

  • yokoono

    “We can do it together. With your help, our voice will be made still stronger. Imagine peace.”

    Yoko Ono Artist

  • jodywilliams

    “Governments say a nuclear weapons ban is unlikely. Don’t believe it. They said the same about a mine ban treaty.”

    Jody Williams Nobel laureate

  • desmondtutu

    “With your support, we can take ICAN its full distance – all the way to zero nuclear weapons.”

    Desmond Tutu Nobel laureate

  • herbiehancock

    “Because I cannot tolerate these appalling weapons, I whole-heartedly support ICAN.”

    Herbie Hancock Jazz musician

  • hansblix

    “I am proud to support the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons.”

    Hans Blix Weapons inspector

  • dalailama

    “I can imagine a world without nuclear weapons, and I support ICAN.”

    Dalai Lama Nobel laureate