Our people

Whether based in our office in the Netherlands, India or abroad, staff at IDA Foundation represent many different backgrounds and nationalities, but we share a passion to improve access to essential medicines. Our office has a professional and open atmosphere, where employees can approach each other for guidance and support and learn from each other. While we work hard, we also make time for fun outings and sporting events. Many colleagues are considered close friends, thereby shaping the IDA culture and making it a great place to work.

Staff testimonials

We can tell you why you would enjoy working for IDA, but we think our people are the best at capturing why they love being a part of the IDA team!


Sales Executive
"Working in international development has always appealed to me. My job at IDA is not only work, it also gives me an opportunity to be part of something bigger, something meaningful."


Project Manager Supply Chain
"For me, IDA Foundation is a great place to start my professional career. We have a very interesting Global Supply Chain with a lot of new challenges every day. There are opportunities and the possibility to distinguish yourself. I had the opportunity to travel on behalf of IDA Foundation to Rwanda and Singapore to experience and work in various parts of our Supply Chain."


Quality Affairs Officer
"I work in the Quality Affairs department and our mission is to provide high quality medicine to everyone in the world, no matter where they are located. We are doing our best to ensure that every tablet or ampule will reach the people who need it. It is nice to feel that you are making a difference in the world."

Employee facts and figures

In our 2016 employee survey, staff rated IDA above the benchmark in key areas like providing meaningful work, having opportunities, and organizational commitment.


51% male 49% female


24% of our staff has worked for IDA for 10 years or longer (that’s almost a quarter of our staff!)