Christian is a Geologist and experienced Social and Environmental executive, with over 25 years of international experience mainly working in the extractive industry (Oil & Gas and Mining Companies), but also for Government and NGO´s as a non-executive director, particularly in South America, Africa and Asia-Pacific.
He joined Plexus from Pluspetrol where he was General Manager for Pluspetrol’s corporate HSE and Community Relations Department. Prior to this he was General Manager SHEC for the Mineral and Metals Group (MMG Ltd); former HSE-SD Manager for Shell Brasil and also Shell International. While at Shell International, he was Manager Health, Safety, Environment/Sustainable Development (HSE/HD) for Africa.
Christian has a track record for delivering performance improvement in companies operating in socially complex and environmentally sensitive areas. With a PhD in Environmental Sciences, he has lived in many countries, including Brazil, the US, Scotland, England, the Netherlands, Australia, Peru and Uruguay. Strong on developing Social-Environmental strategies to enable organization-wide change and performance improvement in a multicultural environment, he is committed to pragmatic and collaborative solutions for regional/global growing companies and organizations operating in an increasingly socially complex and natural resources-constrained world. He is currently based in Brasilia, is a native Portuguese speaker and also fluent in English, German and Spanish. He has a PhD in Environmental Sciences from the University of Dundee and a BSc. in Geology from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro.
Areas of Expertise
- Social risk identification, assessment and management
- Stakeholder engagement, facilitation and consultation
- Application of IFC Performance Standards and Equator Principles
- HSE Management
- Strategic Community Investment
- Social and Environmental Impact Management
- Business Planning and Financial Analysis of Projects