Lucia de Vries is a Phoenix Sr. Associate who is a journalist and communication consultant with a special interest in development issues, media training, human rights issues, oral history, children’s books and film making.
Lucia is the founder of various publications, including the popular magazines Face to Face and Haka Haki, and has decades of experience as an editor. With a Master’s degree in Peace Studies, she is not only fluent in journalistic editing but also has experience with academic editing.
Shraddha Shah is our top HR Officer (CHRO) here at Phoenix, and she also works as an Operations Analyst within the World Bank Group, Nepal. Prior to that, she was engaged with the WB Education Sector. She holds an MBA from the Asian Institute of Technology (Thailand), and has several years of experience working in the Netherlands and South Korea. In Nepal, she has worked for several other development organizations, to include: Action Aid Nepal, United Nations Mission in Nepal (UNMIN) and the Women’s Environment Group (WEG).
Project Support Services
Shraddha Shah has extensive experience supporting projects where liaisons between GoN and development partners are key. For example, she has been a key contributor in the implementation of Nepal’s school reforms and implementation of vocational programs.
In addition to her excellent networking and communication abilities, Shraddha is a great researcher. For example, she helped Siemens Ltd. in Thailand develop their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) model through sound research techniques. Likewise, she helped Action Aid Nepal research the impact of conflict on rural Nepali women.
As well as being a great coordinator and researcher, Shraddha is highly qualified when it comes to developing marketing and awareness raising materials. For example, she has developed videos and print materials that are helping conserve Nepal’s Snow Leopard through the Snow Leopard Conservancy of California. She has also helped coordinate the media-rich training program for the K-Water Corporation located in Daejeon Korea.
Human Resources Support
Shraddha is not only responsible for our HR management, but also helped the International Criminal Court (ICC) in the Hague, Netherlands with their HR initiatives, and now brings our clients informed HR advice and support with international experience.
Shraddha Shah is a member of the following local organizations: