Affiliate Country Programme

IEC Affiliates

IEC Programme for developing countries


The team


Aristea Kyriakati, Head of Affiliate Countries and Membership Programmes

Aristea Kyriakati joined IEC in March 2020 as Programme Officer and was appointed Head of the Affiliate Country Programme in October 2020. Passionate about international cooperation synergies and building communities, she has gained experience through extensive work in international organisations, including the UN System in Geneva. A strong supporter of cross-cultural leadership and soft diplomacy, she enjoys communicating with the IEC community working towards more engagement and interaction.


Aristea holds a Bachelor of Laws and a Master of Laws in European Law from the Democritus University of Thrace, Greece and a Master of Arts in International Relations from the Geneva School of Diplomacy. Born and raised in Greece, Aristea is fluent in English, French, Italian and Greek.



Sei-Yun Park El-Darwish, Affiliate Project Coordinator

Sei-Yun Park El-Darwish joined the Affiliate Secretariat in May 2010. Her role is to coordinate new projects, to assist you in using our Programme to its full extent, and to provide support during the IEC General Meeting. In particular, she coordinates the ACAS Status and the Mentoring Programme for Affiliate Countries.


Sei-Yun holds a BA in Management from the University of Geneva. She is fluent in English, French and Korean and has a basic knowledge of Italian.



Corine Lebas, Affiliate Assistant

Corine Lebas joined the Affiliate Secretariat in November 2017. She is the contact point for Affiliates who wish to attend the IEC General Meeting and is also responsible for updating the Affiliate website and databases.


Corine completed her CFC of Commerce and then studied at Haute Ecole de Gestion (HES/So) in Geneva, in Administrative Management. She is fluent in English, French and Portuguese and has a working knowledge of German and Italian.