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!


Manager, Demand Planning
"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."


Procurement Services Officer
"For me, the best thing about working for IDA is knowing that I am helping people. In my role I focus on malaria products, and I feel very proud to be able to help health organisations throughout the world protect people from malaria and other mosquito-borne diseases, and save lives in the process. At IDA, I love being part of an international team, where the great people I work with are as diverse as the clients that we procure for"


Executive Supply Chain Planner
"Being a part of the IDA team in Mumbai is a wonderful feeling. Not only am I proud to support IDA's mission, I also feel lucky as the organisation has given me ample development opportunities related to the International Pharma / Non-Pharma Supply Chain Industry. Also, it's delightful knowing that a patient in need has received medication because of IDA’s efforts. "

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!)