Sophie Donszelmann joined ICMM in March 2021 as a senior programme officer. She is responsible for ICMM’s mineral resource governance and transparency work, including the organisation’s relationship with the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI). She also contributes to ICMM’s work on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, and the ‘Skills for our Common Future Initiative’ project, working to drive inclusive economic participation beyond mining.
Prior to joining ICMM, Sophie worked in the corporate philanthropy programme of a major investment bank, working with charities across EMEA to identify opportunities for employee engagement and deploy emergency funds. Sophie has also worked in the London School of Economics’ Institute of Global Affairs, researching US politics and policy. Outside of work, Sophie is a certified international election observer.
Sophie has a BSc in Government from The London School of Economics and an MPhil in Political and Economic Sociology from the University of Cambridge. Her dissertation explored civil society’s engagement with mining in post-conflict states.