Pascaline Krone, Senior Technical Adviser, Myanmar
International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) Senior Technical Adviser 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 Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe’s Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights.
After working with the European Union Election Observation Mission at the European Commission’s EuropeAid Co-operation Office, Krone joined IFES in Iraq from 2009-11 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 Germany, where she worked as a program manager with DRI implementing needs assessment missions and managing projects in various post-conflict countries, including Libya and Yemen. 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 trainings for UEC staff. In 2014, she joined IFES Myanmar as senior electoral adviser, providing technical assistance and support to the UEC to implement the 2015 national elections. In 2016, she was named deputy country director of IFES Myanmar, serving in that role until 2019. In her current role as senior technical adviser, she continues to provide technical support to the UEC and technical direction to the implementation of IFES’ programs.
She holds 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 Chinese (Mandarin), English, French, German, Italian and Spanish.