Kristina Sperkova was born in Sala, Slovak Republic. Since 2004 she has lived in Sweden. She has a master degree in psychology from the Comenius University in Slovakia. She is an alcohol policy advocate, development aid specialist, feminist, civil society activist and a dedicated effective altruist.
She has been active in the field of substance use prevention for 20 years, starting in a peer program in her hometown community. Later on she served as a Secretary General of a European Youth Organization promoting health and well-being. She also worked for a Swedish NGO that conducts development aid in Southeast Asia, East Africa, and Balkan countries. She worked as a Programme manager, Strategic coordinator and subsequently as Junior Advisor with questions relating to alcohol as an obstacle to development. She is the International President of Movendi International. She is part of the Civil Society Working group on NCDs advising the WHO Director General.
She has completed the Incubation Program by Charity Entrepreneurship through which she's founded CAPS. She is in charge of international partnerships, communication, legal, human resources, fundraising and operations.
Country Director South Asia
Pubudu Sumanasekara works as the Executive Director of the Alcohol and Drug Information Centre (ADIC) Sri Lanka, which is an internationally recognized resource centre for alcohol, tobacco, and other drug prevention. He had been working for UNODC as a volunteer specialist. He studied Health Promotion in Canada and Psychiatric and Medical Social Work in India. He is a visiting lecturer at the University of Colombo and the University of Rajarata in Sri Lanka. Pubudu is a member of the expert committee of the National Authority on Tobacco and Alcohol (NATA), the Presidential Task Force on Drug Prevention and the Drug Advisory committee of the Ministry of Education in Sri Lanka. He has 25 years of experience in the field of policy advocacy, community interventions and campaign designing in alcohol policy.