Matthias Stausberg

Group Advocacy Director, Virgin

Advising Sir Richard Branson and the Virgin Group, Matthias Stausberg leads messaging and advocacy around a broad portfolio of global issues, ranging from drug policy reform to conservation or human rights.

Mr. Stausberg joined Virgin in November 2012, after more than a decade with the United Nations Global Compact, the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative. As Head of Public Affairs and Spokesperson, he became a tireless campaigner for more responsible and sustainable business practices around the globe, working on diverse issues such as women’s empowerment, supply chain sustainability, and climate change.

A native of Germany, Matthias launched his career in Germany’s Internet industry.