Luc Zandvliet

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Luc Zandvliet "is the principal consultant of Triple R Alliance Inc, which supports companies that operate in frontier markets in their stakeholder engagement strategies. In this capacity, he has supported the external affairs departments of large oil and mining projects in places such as Tanzania, Pakistan, Ghana, Panama, Libya etc.

"Luc also is the Director of the Corporate Engagement Project at the Boston-based CDA Collaborative Learning Projects. The Corporate Engagement Project works with companies that have operations in conflict and post conflict settings. Through visits to corporate operations, and through discussions with multiple stakeholders, the project helps to provide options that make sure local stakeholders benefit positively, rather than negatively, from the corporate presence as well as identifies possibilities for constructive engagement between companies and local communities, governments and NGOs. Based on the patterns observed across multiple contexts, the Corporate Engagement Project documents best practices and develops practical management tools.

"Together with Mary Anderson, Luc authored “Getting it Right: Making Corporate-Community Relations Work” (April 2009) for corporate executives and business schools documenting best practices with regard to company – community relations in contexts of social and political instability. The book is based on the lessons learned through the Corporate Engagement Project and on Luc’s experiences visiting over 25 company sites in 16 countries including Shell in Nigeria, BP in Colombia and Total in Myanmar/Burma, Nigeria, Sudan and Mauretania.

"Before heading the Corporate Engagement Project, Luc spent seven year in the humanitarian field, working with Doctors Without Borders (MSF) in Burundi, the DRC, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Eritrea and Uganda and with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Ethiopia.

"He has an MSc in Personnel Management from Tilburg University in the Netherlands and a MA in Humanitarian Assistance from The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University." [1] CV

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  1. Luc Zandvliet, accessed April 7, 2010.