Martin Landi brings to IREX over 15 years of experience in international development, both in international organizations and in the private sector with work focused on media, governance, elections and political transitions.
Martin is experienced in leading operations in complex emergencies and fragile states and has performed extensive work with governments, media, and civil society on five continents. He joined IREX in February 2016 as acting Director of the SAFE project, providing assistance to journalists and human rights defenders on several continents.
Martin started his international career at the United Nations system in New York headquarters in 1998 and continued on multiple long-term missions in Afghanistan, East Timor, Nepal, Haiti, Pakistan, and Argentina. As regional director for Latin America with the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES), Martin worked in Mexico, Honduras, and Nicaragua in 2009.
He has worked on media development in various organizations, such as International Media Support (IMS) in Denmark as Director of Conflict and Emergency Response, where he, among others, was in charge of a basket fund focused on media assistance in conflict-ridden countries.
Additionally, Martin has experience in corporate and financial communications in an international telecommunications company and PR agency. As a journalists Martin has published in different newspapers in his home country, Argentina.
Martin holds a Masters of International Affairs from Columbia University and an MBA from the Copenhagen Business School. He also has a BA in Communications Arts from the University of Buenos Aires, Studies in Journalism, at Taller Escuela Agencia (TEA). He obtained a graduate scholarship on investigative journalism at the Catholic University in Argentina. Martin is married and has two daughters.