Dr Philippe Hanna
Philippe is a researcher with professional experience in the extractive industries and NGO sectors, particularly with corporate social responsibility and community relations. He is a specialist in human rights, Indigenous peoples, Latin America, business ethics, risk management, social and environmental conflicts. He is experienced in environmental licensing processes as well as IFC performance standards, Equator Principles and Regional Banks compliance due-diligence. Philippe is a member of the expert roster of the Independent Consultation and Investigation Mechanism, Inter-American Development Bank (IADB).
Philippe completed his PhD at the University of Groningen in April 2016. The topic of his research was social impacts of large projects on Indigenous peoples and the environmental licensing process in Brazil.
Previously, he held community relations and social responsibility positions at mining company Vale, a project management position at Health Poverty Action, an NGO, and a research position at the Federal University of Santa Catarina in Brazil. Philippe is fluent in Portuguese, English and Spanish, and has a working knowledge of Dutch.