Victoria is a development professional with 25 years of experience in consulting for both the public and private sectors in 27 countries.
For over 10 years, she has worked primarily with companies in the mining and oil and gas sectors advising how to navigate and balance community and stakeholder expectations with business imperatives. She has assisted companies in responding to community needs, government regulations, meeting international best practices (IFC Performance Standards, UN Global Compact, Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights) and addressing corporate accountability issues. Her assignments have included: feasibility studies, due diligence, social impact assessments, social investment strategy, program design and sustainability reviews, economic analysis, community consultation, stakeholder engagement and performance monitoring and evaluation.
Prior to joining CIG, Victoria managed dozens of international development programs around the world. In addition to public health programs, she led several economic strengthening and livelihoods programs that focused on vulnerable populations. One program in Kenya applied a market-based value chain approach to improving livelihoods among women and girls. Other enterprise development projects have included developing opportunities for alternative livelihoods for communities around a gas plant in Tunisia, and bringing youth from several communities in four East African countries into the supply chains of agricultural and other companies. Throughout these programs, her focus has been on partnership development, supply chain and local content, local capacity building and monitoring impact.
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 at the University of Pennsylvania. Victoria is a dual citizen of the United States and Canada. She is a native English speaker, speaks German and French and basic Italian.