Fund for Peace
Krista Hendry is Executive Director of The Fund for Peace and also directs its Human Rights & Business Roundtable, a forum that focuses on issues related to businesses operating in conflict-sensitive areas. In that capacity, she chairs meetings on social, economic and security issues in conflict zones focusing on the extractive industry and human rights. She also works with companies to support their development of human rights policies and procedures and assessment frameworks for identifying the risks in relation to the operations. She lectures frequently on business operating in conflict sensitive areas, the value of multi-stakeholder engagement, and the Voluntary Principles on Security & Human Rights, of which Fund for Peace is a long-standing supporter and participant. She is also currently serving as technical adviser to an Indonesian NGO who is facilitating a multi-stakeholder process to encourage support of the Voluntary Principles by companies, NGOs and government. Ms. Hendry joined the Fund for Peace in 2002 after graduating from the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University. Before pursuing her MBA, she worked in Germany at the Frankfurt Economic Development GmbH as Asian Director. She is also Chair of the Board of Liberty’s Promise, a non-profit that develops programs to increase civic participation of immigrant youth.