Neil Grungras

Founder and executive director, Organization for Refuge, Asylum & Migration (ORAM)

Neil Grungras is the founder and executive director of the Organization for Refuge, Asylum & Migration (ORAM). As a refugee advocate with over 20 years of experience in the public and private sectors, Mr. Grungras has worked extensively on behalf of vulnerable refugees and asylum seekers. Before founding ORAM, Mr. Grungras was director for Europe and the Middle East at a leading U.S.-based refugee and migration organization. He had previously directed the U.S. Department of State Overseas Processing Entity (“OPE”) for Iranian refugees in Vienna, Austria. There, he managed the processing of thousands of refugees from case inception to arrival in the U.S. Mr. Grungras has served as a refugee law adviser to several NGOs, has lectured and taught extensively on the topic at leading law schools, and co-founded a law school clinic assisting refugees and asylum seekers.