Pascaline Krone, Deputy Chief of Party, Myanmar

International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) Deputy Chief of Party in Myanmar Pascaline Krone is a senior elections expert with over 15 years’ experience in international affairs and electoral assistance. Krone previously worked with a number of international organizations including the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS), EuropeAID, Democracy Reporting International (DRI), the British Council and the Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights in the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe.

After working with the European Union Election Observation Mission at the EuropeAid Co-operation Office, European Commission, Pascaline joined IFES in Iraq from 2009-2011 as election liaison officer, providing technical assistance and conducting Building Resources in Democracy, Governance and Elections (BRIDGE) trainings for the election commission of Iraq. Following her work with IFES Iraq, Krone returned to Berlin where she worked as program manager with DRI implementing needs assessment missions and managing projects in various post-conflict countries, including Yemen and Libya. During this period, she also conducted a short-term evaluation mission for UNOPS in Iraq.

Prior to her position with IFES Myanmar, Krone worked with the Union Election Commission (UEC) in Myanmar as an electoral training specialist to develop capacity-building trainings for UEC staff. In 2014, she joined IFES Myanmar as senior electoral adviser, working closely with the UEC to provide technical assistance and support to implement the 2015 national elections. In 2016, she was named deputy chief of party of IFES Myanmar, where she continues to provide technical support to the UEC and in implementing IFES’ programs in Myanmar.

She has a master’s degree in international politics from the University of Paris-Sud and a master’s degree in interpretation for Mandarin and Spanish from Humboldt University, Berlin. Krone is fluent in German, Italian, English, Chinese (Mandarin), Spanish and French.