Our Team

Ginger Cruz

Chief Executive Officer
Ginger Cruz is the Chief Executive Officer of Mantid International. An expert in anti-corruption and compliance, Ms. Cruz has been a leading private sector voice innovating and advocating for measures to improve the business environment for international companies operating in challenging environments.

Ms. Cruz previously served eight years with the Office of the Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction (SIGIR). As its Deputy, she was instrumental in creating and leading a world-class U.S. government agency that distinguished itself in preventing, detecting, and deterring fraud, waste, and abuse in Iraq.

Ms. Cruz combines more than 30 years of experience in crisis management, government, media, international policy, and business with a deep passion for creative and innovative solutions. Ms. Cruz holds a Bachelor’s Degree in International Relations from the University of Pennsylvania and a Masters in International Public Policy from Johns Hopkins School for Advanced International Studies. She is a life member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and a member of the Advisory Board of the International Stability Operations Association.

Prior to SIGIR, Ms. Cruz served as a deputy assistant secretary at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Ms. Cruz also served as the communications and policy director for the Governor of Guam, providing advice on a wide range of topics from education reform, crisis management and economic development to environmental policy and tourism marketing. In addition, she has worked as a news director, investigative reporter, anchor, and producer for two NBC television affiliates. She has also served as the vice president for a U.S. government consulting firm that developed strategic plans for various agencies within the U.S. Department of Transportation and U.S. Department of Defense.