Meet our Team

Our core team and associate consultants work with a global network of external experts spanning across Africa, Asia, Europe, North and South-America and other regions to provide specialised expertise to our clients. Browse the profiles of our experts below to read more about their experience.

CORE TEAM


Veronica White - Managing Director


Veronica White is the founder of VJW International. She is an international development consultant with over 20 years’ experience in development cooperation and has worked with various organisations across the globe. Veronica is fluent in English, French, and Spanish.(read more)

Alaia White - Project Manager


Alaïa White has a Bachelor of Science from the University of Manchester and a Master of Science, Technology, Engineering and Public Administration from University College London in the UK. She manages the company’s projects from the Brussels office, where she is based. (read more)

Zahra Mir - Project Management & Business Development Officer


Zahra works from our London office, putting more than 8 years' international development experience to use supporting the management of our ongoing projects, and also in the exploration of new opportunities for VJW International. (read more)

Magnus Dautlich - Business Development & Project Finance Officer


Magnus is a 3rd Year Maths & Computer Science student at Durham University, taking a year out. His focus is largely centred upon quick reaction to new framework contract opportunities for the company, and also upon project financing. (read more)

Nobel Mabiongo - Office Manager


Nobel graduated with a degree in International Relations & Politics from the University of East Anglia. As Executive PA, Nobel works to administratively support the Managing Director alongside the rest of the team. (read more)

Ludovic De San - Policy Intern


Ludovic has a Master of Law, with a specialty in European Law from the University of Louvain (Belgium). At VJW International, he will be working on policy issues, in particular in areas of political priority for the EU. (read more)

Luc Verscoore - Senior Advisor


Luc Verscoore has close to 40 years of professional experience in business and consulting, including over 20 years in management positions both project team management and business management. (read more)

ASSOCIATE CONSULTANTS


Carlos Illan - International Development Consultant


Carlos Illán is an international development expert with more than 15 years of experience in the field of development cooperation combining a strong experience in policy-oriented research and policy making on EU development policy.(read more)

Nevila Como - Development Effectiveness Expert


Nevila has 20 years of work experience including 13 years in aid effectiveness issues, coordination of donor policies and EU integration. She has extensive experience with data analysis and has participated in many research projects related to development and external development assistance issues.(read more)

John Channon - Public Financial Management specialist


Dr John Channon has some twenty-five years of experience and expertise in international economic development, with a specific focus on Public Financial Management, evaluation and EU Budget Support (including SBS), also covering numerous sectors including PAR, education and VET, agriculture & rural development, social protection and health.(read more)

Ayaka Ishihara - Aid Coordination Expert


Ayaka Ishihara has experience in aid coordination, project management, joint programming, scoping joint programmes for development partners and facilitating development partners meetings and information sharing. She has an in-depth understanding of the global and country specific development effectiveness.(read more)

Keith Cornish - Public Financial Management specialist


Mr. Keith Cornish is a Public Financial Management specialist and a UK qualified chartered accountant. He has over 25 years of experience in fiduciary and financial risk and he has worked on international development in over 40 countries and with a variety of different international donors. (read more)

Christian Provoost - Development Cooperation/Humanitarian Response


Christian has more than 3 decades of experience mostly as field resident, advising on and implementing Development policies in the areas of Humanitarian Mine Action, Social Development, Governance, Disability, Demobilisation and Reintegration, and Reconstruction mainly in conflict, post conflict and transition contexts; (read more)

Leticia Bendelac - Gender Expert


Dr Leticia Bendelac is a gender expert with more than 10 years working in international cooperation with a specialisation in gender and development, monitoring and evaluation, policy-oriented research, and capacity building. (read more)

Kjeld Elkjaer - Associate Consultant


Mr. Kjeld Elkjaer is a lawyer by education and auditor. He has 25 years of experience working in PFM in 25 countries in and with ministries of finance, Auditor Generals, line ministries and has extensive experience in PFM in central and decentralized environment. He has worked for and with a number of bilateral and multilateral donors and has conceptualized the forerunner of the Paris Declaration. He has extensive experience in planning/budgeting, accounting, internal controls and internal and external audit.(read more)

Christian Morabito - International consultant on Inequality and social policies


Educated in social welfare policies and development, Dr. Christian Morabito is an international researcher and consultant with more than 10 years of experience in the field of inequalities, social policies, early childhood education, development cooperation, policy-oriented research, advisory support and policy making. (read more)