Speakers

Linda Kromjong
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Linda Kromjong, President, amfori

Linda Kromjong became President of amfori per 1 January 2022. In this role she continues creating positive impact by supporting business to enhance responsible conduct in their supply chain. amfori’s view is that trade should deliver social, environmental, and economic benefits for everyone.

From October 2018 through December 2021, she served as Global Labour & Human Rights Directorate Samsung Electronics. In this role she focused on establishing the company’s labour & human rights framework to drive corporate and supply chain improvements and on strengthening the company’s relationships with key international policymakers and opinion formers.

Prior to her role at Samsung, Linda Kromjong was Secretary-General of the International Organisation of Employers (IOE) in Geneva from 1 May 2015to 1 October 2018. Before the IOE, she was the Vice-President, Labour Relations International & Human Rights for Deutsche Post DHL.

Linda started her career in the Hospitality Industry with Sodexo in the Netherlands and has many years of experience in senior positions in general management, HR, Labour Relations and Business & Human Rights. She currently serves as a Member of the Stakeholder Board of the Association of Professional Social Compliance Auditors Inc.
(APSCA). She was a member of the UN Global Compact Advisory Board from 2015 to 2018.
Linda Kromjong is a Dutch national and completed Hotel Management School and
Business Management studies in the Netherlands.

President

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Dr. Wayne Visser
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Dr. Wayne Visser, Pracademic, Poet, Possibilist Cambridge University

Prof. Dr Wayne Visser is a Fellow and Head Program Instructor at the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership. He is also a Visiting Professor at Antwerp Management School’s Sustainable Transformation Lab, which he established in 2017. He is Director of the think-tank and media company, Kaleidoscope Futures, through which he co-produced and presented the award-winning documentary film on the circular economy called Closing the Loop. In addition, he is Founder of CSR International and Board Member of the Globally Responsible Leadership Initiative (GRLI).

Dr Visser previously served as Director of Sustainability Services for KPMG and Strategy Analyst for Capgemini in South Africa. His work as a strategy analyst, sustainability advisor, CSR expert, futurist and professional speaker has taken him to 79 countries in the past 30 years to work with over 230 clients. He is the author of 44 books, including Thriving, an Amazon bestseller in 17 countries. He has also published over 375 chapters, articles and reports and been a guest columnist for The Huffington Post, The Guardian and the World Economic Forum.

Dr Wayne Visser is a globally recognized ‘pracademic’, listed as one of the world’s Top 10 ESG speakers, Top 10 most influential faculty thinkers on issues of responsible business in social media, a top 100 influencer on CSR and sustainable business, a top 100 thought-leader in trustworthy business and a top 100 sustainability leader. He is also the recipient of the Global CSR Excellence & Leadership Award, the Emerald Literati Outstanding Author Contribution Award.

Pracademic, Poet, Possibilist

Cambridge University

Rae Lindsay
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Rae Lindsay, Partner, Clifford Chance

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Partner

Clifford Chance

Richard Gardiner
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Richard Gardiner, Head of EU Policy, the World Benchmarking Alliance

Richard currently serves as the Head of EU Policy at the World Benchmarking Alliance (WBA).   
Richard has previously lead the Global Witness EU Office’s Advocacy efforts, where he 
spearheaded campaigns and initiatives aimed at tackling the corruption, human rights violations, 
and environmental harm perpetrated by corporations and governments.  
 
In his current position, he crafts and executes strategies to engage with and influence 
policymakers, stakeholders, and partners regarding the significance of corporate benchmarks in 
propelling the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) forward. Through all of this, he is 
specifically engaged in the EU Corporate Sustainability Directive focusing on the global impact of 
the law and in particular the need to leverage this legislation to empower stakeholders and small 
holders/suppliers. 

Head of EU Policy

World Benchmarking Alliance

Frank Holleman
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Frank Holleman, founder Fork Ranger

Who is Frank Holleman?

Frank is founder of Fork Ranger, author of the (cooking) book “Our Food as a Way out of the Climate Crisis,” and speaks about the positive impact every person can make with his/her way of living. See further https://www.linkedin.com/in/hollemanfrank/

What does Frank Holleman do? Frank uses data to show which food choices have the most impact on our ecological footprint. With a playful and hopeful tone, he invites people-from vegetarians to meatlovers-to contribute to the solution for climate change with our food.

Founder

Fork Ranger

Leon Mol
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Leon Mol

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Director Global Product Safety

Ahold Delhaize

Zsofia Kerecsen
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Zsofia Kerecsen, Team Leader Corporate Governance Policy, DG JUST, European Commission

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Team Leader Corporate Governance Policy

DG JUST, European Commission

Fredré Ferreira
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Fredré Ferreira, Leading on Value Chain and Governance, EFRAG

Fredré currently leads on Governance and the value chain implementation guidance in the SR pillar. She contributed to the sector-agnostic draft ESRS delivered to the EU Commission in November 2022 and focused on governance in ESRS 2 and ESRS G1 Business conduct. She is also part of the Dynamic Risk Management (macro-hedging) team in the financial reporting pillar. Previous EFRAG projects include Insurance (IFRS 17 Endorsement), Goodwill and impairment, and the FICE DP amongst others.

Leading on Value Chain and Governance

EFRAG

Laurien Dwars
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Laurien Dwars, Social Compliance Specialist

Laurien worked as Social Compliance Specialist at Action for the past 3 years. Her focus is on supply chain transparency, social compliance and environmental compliance, working closely together with external partners like amfori to improve the protection of human rights and environmental impact in our supply chain.

Social Compliance Specialist

Action

 

Martine Bosman
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Martine Bosman, Coordinating Policy Officer RBC International / SER

Martine Bosman is a lawyer by trade and the coordinating IRBC policy officer at the Social Economic Council of the Netherlands. Since 2014 active in the field of business and human rights, sustainability and circular economy. Martine tries to contribute to a more sustainable and human rights based development in the world of business through her work at the SER, her PhD research and teaching. At the SER she is the UN Guiding Principles and OECD Guidelines expert and coordinates and the SER I-RBC activities amongst which the knowledge and expertise center and the IRBC agreements. The research concentrates on social and environmental sustainability and the gap between law and practice and is practice based. Martine also teaches at Nyenrode Business University in the subjects labour law, governance, sustainability and circular economy.

Coordinating Policy Officer RBC International / SER

Naci TÜRKÖZ
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Naci TÜRKÖZ, General Manager, TÜTÜNCÜLER TEKSTİL

Strong sales-marketing- management-production background in fashion jersey and woven apparel, textile industry. Over 20 years expertise in creating strategic merchandise-marketing plans that support financial and marketing objectives of the company. Experience marketing manager / general manager with a proven history in the apparel fashion industry.

General Manager

TÜTÜNCÜLER TEKSTİL

Helen Kaestner
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Helen Kaestner, Head of Operations amfori

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Head of Operations

amfori

Kathy Roussel
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Kathy Roussel, Head of Advocacy & Engagement, amfori

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Head of Advocacy & Engagement

amfori

Youri Groenhart
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Youri Groenhart, Product Manager (Governance), amfori

Youri is Team Lead and Product Manager of the amfori Governance product suite.

Youri has more than 16 years of experience in the Financial Industry with a focus on sustainable
investing through creating ESG investment products. Before joining amfori, he has been the
Director of Product Management of the ESG Risk Rating at Morningstar – sustainalytics; the ESG

Risk Rating is one of the two most significant ESG signals in the industry.

Furthermore, he has been building ESG focused investment strategy products at Robeco, a Dutch based asset manager known for their sustainable investments through brands like Robeco-SAM, founder of the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices.

Product Manager (Governance)

amfori

Norma Wouters Snell
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Norma Wouters Snell, Network Representative in the Netherlands, amfori

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Network Representative in the Netherlands

amfori

Valentina Bolognesi
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Valentina Bolognesi, Senior Advocacy & engagement Advisor, amfori

With more than 14 years of experience in corporate sustainability and public affairs in Brussels, 
Valentina has worked with a diverse range of stakeholders and industries on sustainability policies.
Prior to joining amfori, Valentina served as Senior Sustainability Manager at DIGITALEUROPE 
where she worked on sustainability policies related to the tech sector, covering topics such as 
responsible sourcing, substance restrictions, energy, material efficiency, waste, repair and 

refurbishment.  

She is currently responsible for amfori’s advocacy work in the field of social sustainability and 
supply chain policies with a special focus on human rights due diligence. Throughout her career, 
she has successfully built relationships and strategic collaborations to advance the voice of the 
private sector. 

Senior Advocacy & Engagement Advisor

amfori

Amanda Soler Guzmán
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Amanda Soler Guzmán, Advocacy & Engagement
Advisor, amfori

Amanda has hands -on experience in policy, stakeholder engagement and communications from past roles at CSR Europe, Share Action and the Alliance for Rural Electrification, where she led the development of advocacy campaigns in the fields of energy access, sustainable finance and 
international cooperation.  
 
In her current position, she implements amfori’s advocacy strategy across key environmental 
topics with an impact on global supply chains, such as environmental due diligence, transparency, 
deforestation, climate change and circular economy. As part of her role, Amanda supports amfori 
members to stay abreast of policy and legislative trends, and contributes to the development and 
fine-tuning of amfori sustainability tools so they remain fit for purpose as the legislation evolves.  

Advocacy & Engagement Advisor

amfori

Marius Lang
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Marius Lang, Migros

Information will be updated soon…

Head of Social Standards

Migros

Antonio Roade
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Antonio Roade, Adolfo Domínguez

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Director of ESG and Positive Impact

Adolfo Domínguez

Diana Andrei
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Diana Andrei, Sustainability Expert in the Governance Team at amfori

Diana has diverse experiences in multicultural organizations such as Volt Europa, European Youth 
Parliament, Red Cross, and EFPIA, where she gained sustainable governance and policy 
expertise.  
 
In her current position, she ensures global businesses adhere to international human rights and 
environmental standards through the products developed in-house by the organization, on specific 
topics, such as ESG Risks and HREDD. Simultaneously, as the European Diversity Lead and 
Legislative Policy Advisor for Volt Europa, she actively contributes to shaping policies and 

promoting human rights at the European level. 

With a well-rounded profile, her blend of academic 

knowledge and practical involvement positions her as a valuable professional capable of 
navigating complex political landscapes and promoting responsible business practices. 

Sustainability Expert


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Aubree Evangelista
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Aubree Evangelista, Product Manager (Social), amfori

Aubree has over 8 years of experience in the private, public sector and NGOs. Prior to joining
amfori, Aubree was working in tourism,  financial services/banking and public policy, and gained experience at Raiffeisen Banking Group,  the Austrian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Secretary-General of the European Commission.

Throughout her career, she has applied a customer centric view and demonstrated ability towork with cross-functional teams in international environments. She holds a master’s degree in European Affairs from Sciences Po Paris, with a focus on European affairs and international relations.

She also completed a semester abroad at American University in Washington DC with a major in sustainable development.

Product Manager (Social)

amfori

Bruno Güemes
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Bruno Güemes, Product Manager (Environment), amfori

Bruno is Team Lead and Product Manager of the amfori Environment product suite.  
 
Bruno has more than 18 years of experience working with various NGOs, International 
Organizations, and the private sector. He has expertise in international project and team 
management, always with a sustainable development and gender transformative lens. He 
contributed to research on topics such as climate change and agriculture, land management, and 

water use. 

Throughout his career, he has successfully collaborated with a diverse range of 

stakeholders, from native communities and farmers to local governments, transnational 
organizations, and corporations. 


Product Manager (Environment)

amfori

Laura Wauters
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Laura Wauters, Sustainability Expert, amfori

Priori of joining amfori, Laura worked with UNICEF, specifically on corporate partnerships to 
support their programs in the field of grievance mechanism. She is currently responsible for setting up supply chain due diligence tools for amfori’s members , leading the amfori’s work on access to 
remedy and the global operational implementation of its Supply Chain Grievance Mechanism 
Programme, Speak for Change. 

Sustainability Expert

amfori

Stuart Newman
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Stuart Newman, Senior Advocacy & Engagement Advisor, amfori

Stuart is Senior Advocacy and Engagement Advisor at amfori 
 
Stuart has a strong experience in trade as he started his career at the UK government’s trade 
department and continues to the DG Trade at the European Commission to work on issues 
concerning intellectual property and market access. This gave him a national, EU and international perspective on trade issues.  
 
In his current position, he is responsible for trade and customs issues with a particular emphasis on the role sustainable development plays in those fields. He frequently lends his expertise to 
dumping. 

Senior Advocacy & Engagement Advisor

amfori

Uku Lilleväli
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Uku Lilleväli, Sustainable Finance Policy Officer, WWF European Policy Office

Uku Lilleväli serves as a Sustainable Finance Policy Officer at the WWF European Policy Office, focusing on corporate governance, accountability and reporting. Before, he supported development cooperation in Central Asia at the European Commission, advanced climate risk insurance solutions in South-East Asia at the German development agency GIZ, worked on impact investments in SMEs in Africa, and promoted sustainable financial, energy and environmental EU policies at various civil society organisations.

Sustainable Finance Policy Officer

WWF European Policy Office

Richard Teply
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Richard Teply, Head of Business Development & Network amfori

Richard Teply has over 30 years of experience with global brands in sectors such as sustainability risk monitoring and remediation, building materials, electronics, packaging,
logistics, automotive, retail, and advertising, across Europe, North America & emerging markets.

He has led B2B & B2B2C enterprises and served on Boards of Directors of diversely sized public and private companies. At amfori Richard recently led the services organisation, responsible for the operations of the BSCI and BEPI risk-monitoring standards that have over 70,000 users worldwide.

Since January of 2023, Richard is responsible for the amfori global network of representatives and business development. He brings a corporate perspective and international
outlook to discussions around topics such as labor relations and cross-cultural initiatives within the ESG spectrum. Richard is interested in exploring ways to share learnings among companies that are on different stages of their sustainability journeys.

Head of Business Development & Network

amfori

Jean-Marie Coant
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Jean-Marie Coant, Sr. Sustainability Expert, amfori

Jean-Marie Coant, 47, joined amfori in 2019. Before that he worked 20 years for 3M, in positions ranging from new product development to product sustainability. At amfori, Jean-Marie’s key projects included Transparency and the redevelopment of amfori BEPI. He currently leads the organization climate-related activities.

Senior Sustainability Expert

amfori

Rafaela Brito Portela Marcelino
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Rafaela Brito Portela Marcelino, Sr. Sustainability Expert, amfori

Information will be updated soon…

 Senior Sustainability Expert

amfori

Franzis Wimmer
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Franzis Wimmer, Network EMEA/Americas Manager

As the Network Manager for EMEA/Americas at amfori, Franzis is in charge of the development and implementation of amfori’s network strategy and to ensure alignment between global and local activities in close liaison with amfori’s main office and its local network representatives. Franzis also manages amfori’s Membership Advisory Council, which provides advice to amfori’s Board of Directors on strategic and operational matters based on aggregated input from amfori’s global network.

Previously, Franzis worked as Senior Advisor Advocacy & Engagement at amfori, where he was responsible for coordinating the strategic engagement of amfori’s key stakeholders including international organisations, civil society and trade unions. Franzis also led amfori’s gender equality programme as well as the organisations’ work on living wages. Before working for amfori, Franzis worked for different international non-profit associations, such as CSR Europe and ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability, to advance sustainability in both the private and public sector. Franzis holds a Bachelor of Arts in European Studies and a Master of Science in Sustainability Science and Policy from the University of Maastricht.

Network EMEA/Americas Manager

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