About Exigo

Exigo Research & Communications is an independent and non-partisan consulting firm headquartered in Madrid, Spain. Our team of local and international experts include monitoring and evaluation specialists, social researchers, technical experts and media experts with on the ground experience and access to hard to reach and marginalised communities around the world.

Our Vision

“To contribute towards transparency, accountability and learning”. 

Our mission

“To support evidence-based decision-making in the humanitarian and development contexts by reaching the hard to reach, by asking the right questions and by making independent and reliable information accessible”.

Management Team

Portrait of a the Woman: Bérangère Pineau Soukkarieh.

Bérangère Pineau Soukkarieh

Director of Operations

Bérangère is Exigo’s Director of Operations and Co-Founder.
She is a results-oriented and dedicated professional with more than 10 years of international human rights and humanitarian experience in the Middle East. Her field of expertise includes human rights and protection programming. She has an established record of successful monitoring and evaluation, research, program design, and management. Bérangère holds an MA in the field of human rights and humanitarian law from the University of Law and Political Sciences in Paris, France and speaks French, English, Arabic and Russian.

Portrait of the man Carl Johan Folkesson.

Carl Johan Folkesson

Director of Media & Communications

Carl Johan is Exigo’s Director of Media & Communications and Co-Founder. He has a degree in journalism and cinematography. Prior to Exigo, Carl Johan worked as a journalist, videographer and TV producer with a Swedish production company making documentary TV-shows for the Swedish national public service broadcaster SVT. He has also worked as a film editor, graphic designer, and since 2014 he teaches journalism and filmmaking at Skurup Folk High School. Carl Johan speaks Swedish, English, and Turkish.

Portrait of Melike Karlidag

Melike Karlidag

Director of Research

Melike is Exigo’s Director of Research and Co-Founder. She has over 10 years of practical research experience from Syria, Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Afghanistan, and Pakistan, with a focus on social research and monitoring, evaluation and learning. Her areas of expertise are aid effectiveness (multiple sectors), gender and development, social cohesion and governance. Melike holds an MA in Social Science, with a major in Peace and Conflict Research, from Uppsala University in Sweden and speaks English, Turkish, Swedish.