As CEO, Alice has grown CTG “Committed To Good” from humble beginnings in Afghanistan in 2006 to a company that today operates in 21 conflict-affected countries enabling humanitarian projects.
Passionate about CTG leaving a lasting impact and being a force for good in the communities it works in. Alice views CTG as an advocate for the private sector whose role is imperative in Humanitarian Action and essential in creating Peaceful Societies. CTG’s operations create a ripple effect in local communities and Alice’s approach is that social responsibility is not an add-on but a key component of how to do business in these countries and how to make a difference.
A vocal advocate for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – particularly SDG5, Gender Equality and the private sectors role in humanitarian action and peace. Alice was the driving force behind CTG Giving which is currently running an entrepreneurship training for victims of Gender-Based violence in Somalia and on International Women’s Day in 2017, the launch of Female First, a CTG social impact initiative which pledges to create job opportunities for women in conflict-affected countries, with a goal of 30% of all project-related roles will be represented by women by 2030.
In line with CTG’s focus on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, Alice received two prestigious awards in 2017: an ‘SDG Pioneer For Peace’ Award from the United Nations Global Compact UAE local network and a second for ‘Most Women Friendly Employer’ from the UAE Minister of Economy at the Women In Leadership Economic Forum.
A committed advocate for gender equality, diversity and inclusion, Alice often speaks at international conferences about the role CTG plays in the empowerment of women in local communities. “I know that gender equality is an area in which we can really make a difference, especially to local women in war-torn countries where women aren’t afforded the same opportunities as men,” says Alice.
Alice is currently a Board Member of the UN Global Compact local network in the UAE and also Chairs its Women’s Empowerment Principles taskforce.