Dom de Ville
Dom joined Sancroft after more than ten years working in emerging markets across Africa and South Asia. During this time, Dom led strategic projects for national and local governments, corporations and NGOs to address social, governance and human rights, particularly through driving more socially responsible and effective business.
Most recently, Dom was Director at the Nike Foundation’s Girl Effect, working in partnership with the UK’s Department for International Development in Ethiopia to design and scale global mass media culture brands to change attitudes and behaviours towards, and among, the 250 million adolescent girls living in poverty worldwide. This required significant and high level strategic and political engagement.
Previously Dom worked with International Alert, USAID and AECOM in Nepal/India and Sudan respectively, supporting clients such as the United Nations, Asian Development Bank and national governments to improve their social, ethical and governance performance in complex environments. For example, Dom led a project working with the Nepali Chambers of Commerce and Ministry of Trade to set up Nepal’s first CSR awards programme. During this time, he co-authored several publications and research projects related to business for peace, conflict resolution and ending violence against women.
Dom’s passion for sustainability started during his 5 years working for Mitchells and Butlers, helping the company design a more sustainable food and drinks offer in 94 of the company’s pubs across London, with a combined turnover in excess of £100 million.
Dom completed his Masters specialising in the Political Economy of Development at SOAS. He obtained a Bachelor of Science in Business from the University of Wales. His areas of expertise include social and human rights issues, ethical supply chains, strategic thinking, programme design and delivery, partnership development, stakeholder engagement and reporting.