Assistant Director
Amélie Schurich is the Assistant Director of TrustWorks. She supports the Director on communications, outreach and business development strategies, and serves as a Junior Researcher and Analyst for the TrustWorks team for client-oriented projects.

Amelie's academic and professional interests and experience focuses on the public policy, geopolitical and economic challenges facing businesses, particularly in the energy sector. Her interests span a wide set of interrelated issues, including: economic intelligence; countering-terrorism financing; conflict analysis; preventing and resolving natural resource-related conflicts; business-community-government relations; public-private partnerships; public policy; and regulatory compliance.

Amélie has been working at the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) within the Eurasia Competitiveness Unit, advising the Ukrainian and Kazakhstani Governments on private sector development. She has also worked with the agribusiness and mining sectors, with a particular focus on access to finance, human capital development, regulatory compliance and environmental sustainability.

Amélie obtained a first-class honors degree in Political Science and Economics from Sciences Po Paris (Institut d'Etudes Politiques - IEP) and spent a year as graduate Development Economics visiting student at McGill University. She went onto complete her Masters of International Economic Policy at the School of International Affairs of Sciences Po Paris, specializing in Project Management and Asian Economies.

Selected Publications, Reports and Lectures
Coming soon

Thematic specialisations

mineral resource economics and geopolitics, private sector development, public policy, conflict analysis, conflict-sensitive development and private sector engagements in fragile states.

Regional specialisations

The Middle East, Sub-Saharan Africa, and Central Asia.


English, French, German, Spanish

" TrustWorks and its Director, Josie Lianna Kaye, are very insightful and passionate about their work on trust building. Their unique methodology is very engaging and effectively translates trust into a business critical issue. Their approach is value-adding for any organisation seeking to increase its trust building capability in complex operating environments. "

Mutiu Sunmono
Country Chair Shell Companies in Nigeria and Managing Director Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited (SPDC)

" The TrustWorks team is an invaluable partner in analyzing complex and sensitive conflict contexts, capable of identifying both drivers of conflict and opportunities to address the most intractable cases. Our recent experience working together in the Horn of Africa demonstrated that they are quick to adapt to new environments, swiftly applying their global expertise to specific contexts. "

Yann Lebrat
Manager, Extractive Industries Governance Adam Smith International (ASI)

" TrustWorks speaks everyone's language and is in the best position to connect business and development / peacebuilding actors; we share with TrustWorks a keen interest to help businesses have a positive impact on conflict-affected and fragile contexts. "

Andrea Iff
Senior Researcher/Project Coordinator, Business and Peace

" The TrustWorks' team members are among the most experienced in the world in their professional fields. Making their knowledge and expertise available to businesses in conflict-affected countries is an invaluable asset - for businesses and conflict-affected countries alike. "

Francesco Mancini
Senior Director of Research
International Peace Institute

" TrustWorks' approach, which links conflict prevention with sustainable economic development in conflict-affected, fragile and developing contexts, has been overlooked for too long. Bridging the gap between the private sector, local communities and national authorities alike - in order to create shared value - is an area in which Alleco Ltd. is proud to cooperate with TrustWorks. "

Jouni Leinikki
CEO, Alleco Ltd