DANIELA CHIMISSO DOS SANTOS, BA, LLB, LLM, SJD, is an expert on mining and sustainability. She has practised law in the oil, gas and mining industries for close to 20 years, and has extensive national and international experience in Sub-Saharan Africa, South America and Asia.
Daniela is the principal consultant at Invenient Consulting Solutions, and was recently a senior governance advisor at the sustainability consulting firm Proactiva. She has also held roles at McCarthy Tétrault, Shell, Hatch, and Vale where she led a team of more than 45 lawyers in 11 jurisdictions.
In addition to serving as a board member of Transparency International Canada, Daniela is a member of the ICC Canada Task Force on Addressing Issues of Corruption in International Arbitration. She’s also a member of the Environmental Appeal Board, Forest Appeals Commission and the Oil and Gas Appeal Tribunal in British Columbia. The United Nations Development Programme has recognized her as an extractives expert.
Daniela has published in the areas of mining and sustainability, business and human rights, mining finance, and sovereign debt and human rights. She has lectured and spoken at universities, events and associations across North America, and has presented her work at Harvard Law School, University of Cambridge Law School, Center for International Governance Innovation and Society for Institutional and Organizational Economics.