Eric is a resettlement and livelihood restoration expert with over 12 years of in-field experience managing land acquisition, resettlement and livelihood restoration processes. Over his 20-year career, he has worked extensively in the mining, energy, infrastructure and forestry sectors, and in over a dozen countries in North America, Europe and Africa.
Eric’s work focuses on leading IFC compliant land acquisitions for large capital projects and on developing and implementing related resettlement and livelihood restoration plans, frameworks and strategies. His on-the-ground experience extends to the formulation and execution of management plans relating to artisanal mining, in-migration, and community development. Eric’s work demonstrates his ability to lead large technical teams through complex planning and company-community negotiation processes, while emphasizing risk mitigation and enhanced community benefits.
Fluent in both English and French, Eric excels in stakeholder engagement and participatory community planning, ensuring smooth communication and project execution across linguistic and cultural barriers. He has a Masters in Environmental Studies and Urban Planning from York University in Canada, and Bachelor of Arts degrees in Geography from both the University of Northern British Columbia and Nipissing University.