Washington DC, USA
Sabine Hertveldt joined IFC in 2006 and leads the IFC Better Work team as of July 1, 2016. Sabine’s passion to improve labor standards goes back to when she worked as employment & labor lawyer at Allen & Overy LLP in Brussels and London from 1999 until 2003.
Between 2006 and 2011, Sabine co-authored the World Bank Group Doing Business Reports and led the research on child labor laws, bringing the Doing Business “employing workers indicators” closer in line with ILO core labor standards. In more recent roles, Sabine worked on Inclusive Business Models (as part of IFC Advisory Services) and advised IFC clients about the regulatory and policy environment as a member of IFC Global Markets & Research Team.
She graduated from Columbia University Law School in NYC (Fulbright scholar), holds law degrees from Ghent Law School (Belgium) and Nancy Law School (France) and worked on ICSID investor-state arbitration at White & Case LLP in Washington, DC in 2004 and 2005.
In her free time, she enjoys biking, running and connecting people.