Cynthia Trigo began working for the Bolivian government in 1996 as a specialist on Indigenous people’s rights. With almost 25 years of her career, she has worked with multinational corporations including Shell, BP, and Total in the oil and gas sector in Bolivia. She acquired a deep understanding of the business perspective, and a robust field experience implementing international standards which allowed her to manage successfully complex issues in high-risk settings. In 2016, she joined Total HQ in Paris as head of the social performance for the Exploration and Production branch. In 2018, she joined the Human Rights department at the Group level, where she was in charge of human rights risk analysis and advised on due diligence processes, particularly in important projects and commodities sourcing with a focus on gender rights.