Sif Thorgeirsson

PeaceStartup Ambassador for the United States of America

Sif Thorgeirsson, a national of Iceland and USA, is an experienced business and human rights professional as well as a US-trained lawyer. Since September 2016, she has been working as an independent consultant to a number of NGOs on business and human rights matters. Prior to that, from 2006 to 2016, Sif was at the Business & Human Rights Resource Centre where she managed the Centre’s Corporate Legal Accountability Project. Before joining the Resource Centre, she was a Researcher at Yale Law School on international human rights issues (including business & human rights). She was an associate at Troutman Sanders law firm in Washington, DC for five years, where her practice focused on project development and finance in the energy sector, international law and corporate law.


Sif received her law degree from George Washington University Law School. While studying law, Sif worked as a research assistant to international law Professor Ralph Steinhardt, working on subjects including human rights and corporate responsibility. Sif attended the Oxford University Summer Programme in International Human Rights Law.


She received her BA in History and Political Science from McGill University in Canada. Sif is fluent in English & Icelandic, with good Spanish & French.

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