Board of Directors /

Adriana Brassart / IFIT Board Member

Adriana Brassart is a diplomat of the European Union with more than 20 years of professional experience in international relations, diplomacy, EU foreign policy, peacebuilding, finance and development policy. She currently heads the Public Diplomacy and Press Section at the Delegation of the European Union in Washington, D.C. 

Previously, Adriana led the Barcelona headquarters team of the Institute for Integrated Transitions (IFIT) for six years. As Head of Office/Director for External Relations, she served on the Management Team, oversaw IFIT’s global operations, led finance and fundraising activities, coordinated the work of the Transition Assistance Practice Group, and managed IFIT’s engagements in Syria and Uzbekistan as well as some of the work in Afghanistan.

Before joining IFIT, Adriana held various roles in the EU institutions. In the European External Action Service, she was responsible for the EU’s policy in the Middle East region, particularly Egypt and Lebanon during the Arab Spring and the start of the Syrian conflict. In the European Commission, she managed regional development cooperation programmes in Asia and Central Asia.

Adriana also served as an advisor to the Foreign Ministry of Slovakia during its first Presidency of the Council of the EU in 2016. She was a member of the Steering Committee of the European Peacebuilding Liaison Office in 2021-2022, lecturer at the Institut Barcelona d’Estudis Internacionals (IBEI) and Board member of Worldreader. Earlier in her career, she worked for several years as a Management Consultant at Deloitte.

Adriana holds a Master of Science degree in International Relations from the University of Economics in Bratislava and a joint international Certificate in European Law and Economy from the University of Rotterdam, Gent, Madrid, Tempere, and four other universities. She speaks English, Spanish, French, German, Slovak, and basic Russian.