“A true balance between a company and the community is achieved when the company is fully conscious of its impact on the people living and working around them. This means that up and down the company ranks the organisation recognises its responsibility to strive always to tilt the balance towards the positive.”
Victoria is a development professional based in Stuttgart with over 25 years of experience in consulting for both the public and private sectors. Specialising in advising on the intricate balance between community rights, stakeholder expectations, and business imperatives, she serves as the COO of CIG.
As a Senior Consultant at CIG, Victoria provides advisory services to clients on a variety of social performance issues, assisting companies in addressing community needs, adhering to government regulations, meeting international best practices, and managing corporate accountability issues.
Victoria’s assignments include feasibility studies, due diligence, social impact assessments, social investment strategy, new country entry, programme design, sustainability reviews, economic analysis, community consultation, stakeholder engagement, and performance monitoring and evaluation.
Victoria has worked in over 30 countries around the globe.
Prior to joining CIG, Victoria served as a Managing Director at Cardno Emerging Markets in Washington DC, leading a global Social and Environmental Impact Management team spanning the US, UK, Australia, Indonesia, Philippines, Kenya, Ecuador, Peru and Namibia.
She has a MA degree in Law and Diplomacy from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University and a BA in Diplomatic History from the University of Pennsylvania. A dual citizen of the United States and Canada, Victoria is fluent in English, German, and French, with basic proficiency in Italian.
Currently residing in Germany, Victoria continues to contribute her wealth of knowledge to the field of social performance.