Vincent Faber

Director, Trafigura Foundation

A geophysicist engineer by background, Vincent Faber started his career in the oil industry and management consulting. In 1990, on the occasion of a sabbatical year, he gave a new orientation to his professional life and followed a humanitarian and development path, which took him to a countless number of countries, job positions and international organisations. Thanks to this experience that brought him to work both in the field and in headquarters, he acquired the conviction that fruitful and powerful synergies can be found when the non-profit and business worlds join forces. Called by Trafigura to establish the Trafigura Foundation in 2008, Vincent still spearheads it today, guided by and putting into practice those same values which always drove his engagement in international and development issues.