Barbara is a Legal Expert within the Responsible Business Conduct Unit (RBC) of the OECD and works on promoting and implementing the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises. Within this role she contributes to developing sector specific guidance on issues around responsible business conduct, including with regard to stakeholder engagement in the extractive sector and the financial sector and in overseeing the OECD National Contact Point network.
Prior to joining the OECD Barbara worked as a fellow and consultant with the Carter Center’s Mining Governance Program in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) researching governance challenges within the mining industry of DRC. Barbara has also worked as a researcher for the Natural Resource Governance Institute and the Columbia Law Human Rights Institute and as a business development officer with the Canadian International Development Agency. In addition to the DRC Barbara has field experience working on governance and private sector growth initiatives in Cambodia, Croatia, Ethiopia and India.
Barbara holds a JD from Columbia Law School and a BA in International Development from McGill University. She speaks English, French and Croatian.