CEO, Thomson Reuters Foundation & Founder, TrustLaw and Trust Conference
Monique Villa is CEO of the Thomson Reuters Foundation. Since her appointment in 2008, she has transformed the organisation, creating a number of high-impact programmes including TrustLaw, a global pro bono service, and Trust Conference, a fast-growing movement to fight slavery and empower women worldwide. Under Villa, the Thomson Reuters Foundation also covers the world’s under reported stories and trains and mentors journalists to strengthen free media globally. Villa has been ranked among the world’s 100 most influential people in Business Ethics by Ethisphere since 2014. She received the Champions for Change Award in 2015 for her vision and effort in the fight against human trafficking and modern slavery, and was the recipient of ECPAT- USA’s inaugural Freedom Award in 2017 in recognition of her leadership in the fight to end child trafficking. Villa is also a Champion of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.