Emir Nurkic Kacapor is I4DI’s Chief Operating Officer and Co-Founder. In this role, Dr. Nurkic Kacapor is managing most of I4DI back office and is responsible for global operations and human resource management. Prior to founding I4DI, Dr. Nurkic Kacapor spent over 25 years in executive leadership roles in international development organizations in the Balkans, United States, Italy, France, Western Africa, Serbia, Kosovo, and Croatia. Over the course of his career, he founded and developed four successful international NGOs that have sustained their operations and reached self-sufficiency within the first three years of their implementation. During his long and successful career in international development, Dr. Nurkic Kacapor has worked at various international development and United Nations agencies specializing in organizational effectiveness, migration, vulnerability prevention, protection of victims of organized crime and violence. Dr. Nurkic Kacapor holds master degree in human rights and a PhD in international law and international relations.

Sam Gold is a Research Assistant Intern for I4DI’s Data for Social Change team. Sam is a Walt Whitman High School senior in Bethesda, MD. He will be attending college in September of 2023 where he plans to major in computer science and economics. Sam
Saurav Behera is I4DI’s Finance and Admin Manager, responsible for supporting the HQ and field operations. He has extensive experience in the area of finance, accounts, grant management, donor relations, USAID audits, budgeting, administration, and procurement rules and regulations for a variety of funding
Maria Bianculli works as I4DI’s Associate Director of Program Operations, supporting the firm’s initiatives with the US Agency for International Development and its private sector clients. She oversees client engagements across I4DI’s portfolio and works with firm management to identify opportunities to expand I4DI’s