Shienny joined HD in 2002 to assist the organisation with its operations in Aceh, Indonesia. In 2003, she joined the organisation ‘International Relief and Development’ (IRD) in Iraq for a year, before returning to HD in 2004, where she has been working ever since. Shienny worked on a number of HD related activities in Asia, including in Timor Leste from 2007-2009, as well as on issues related to the east of Indonesia since 2008. She specialized on a number of substantive themes, as well as on process-related questions in her work with numerous government- and non-governmental partners. Prior to joining HD, Shienny worked as Marketing Manager with Grant Thornton, an international financial company. She holds a Diploma in Business studies from the UTS University, Sydney, Australia.
The Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue (HD) is a Swiss-based private diplomacy organisation founded on the principles of humanity, impartiality, neutrality and independence. Our mission is to help prevent, mitigate, and resolve armed conflict through dialogue and mediation.
As a Swiss nonprofit Foundation, HD is supervised by a Board, which serves on a voluntary basis. It sets the mission and the general policy of the Foundation and provides overall supervision of the development and implementation of the organisation’s programme and administration, as managed by the Senior Management Team.
HD’s team has grown from a small group of 6 people in 1999 to more than 300 from over 40 different nationalities today, supervised by a 11 member Senior Management Team. The organisation is made up of individuals driven by meaningful objectives who are dedicated to making a difference through peace and mediation efforts.