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

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Pracademic, Poet, Possibilist

Cambridge University

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

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Head of Advocacy & Engagement,

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

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Product Manager (Governance),

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Bruno Güemes
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Bruno Güemes, Product Operations Expert (BEPI),
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I am an Environmental scientist with training on climate change, humanitarian response, international development, project management and an MBA. I am passionate about human rights and sustainable development, having worked for over 16 years in different NGOs, International Organizations and private sector. I have a worked and lived in all continents (except Antarctica) and truly believe in international cooperation, intercultural respect and understanding, equality, and integration.
My work experience is mainly on international project management with a sustainable development and gender transformative lens; I have also participated in research on issues like climate change, land management and water use; I’ve done communication and education, fundraising and influencing (policy, advocacy, public mobilization and strategic communications).
Little secret, I have also worked as host on radio and TV, as a dancer, musician, diver and on
theatre and showbusiness.
In my career I have liaised with all types of stakeholders from native communities, farmers and local governments to transnational organizations and corporations.

Product Manager (BEPI)

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Aubree Evangelista
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Aubree Evangelista, Product Manager Social, amfori

Since September 2023, Aubree is responsible for managing the social product line and service portfolio, namely amfori BSCI, within the Operations Department. Previously, she held the position of Membership Manager at amfori.

Aubree graduated with a master’s degree in European Affairs from Sciences Po Paris, with a focus on international relations and sustainable development. Prior to joining amfori, Aubree was working in the financial services and banking industry and gained experience in EU Public Affairs. She has lived in Austria, France, the United States and currently in Belgium, and is fluent in four languages.

Product Manager (Social)

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Stuart Newman
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Stuart Newman, Advocacy & Engagement Advisor
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Stuart started his career at the UK government’s trade department, before being seconded to DHG 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.  At amfori 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 panels at the various Brussels institutions and is the author of several papers concerning anti-dumping.

Senior Advocacy & Engagement Advisor

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Laura Wauters
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Laura Wauters, Sustainability Expert, amfori

Laura is a Sustainability Expert at the Governance team at amfori, responsible for setting up supply chain due diligence tools for amfori’s members. She is currently leading amfori’s work on access to remedy and the global operational implementation of its Supply Chain Grievance Mechanism Programme, Speak for Change. Before she joined amfori she was working with UNICEF, in specific on
corporate partnerships to support their programs in the field.

Sustainability Expert (S4C)

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

Valentina is Senior Social Policy Advisor at amfori where she is responsible for contributing to amfori’s advocacy work in the field of social sustainability and supply chain policies with a special focus on human rights due diligence. 

Prior to joining amfori, Valentina worked on sustainability issues related to the tech sector including responsible sourcing, substance restrictions, energy, material efficiency, waste, repair and refurbishment.

 Valentina holds a bachelor’s degree in political science and a master’s degree in international relations.

 

Senior Advocacy & Engagement Advisor

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

“Amanda is a sustainability passionate. In her current position as Environmental Policy Advisor at amfori, 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.

In addition, 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.

Amanda has a BA in Business Management from the University of Valencia and an MSc in Climate Change & Environmental Policy from the University of Leeds.”

Advocacy & Engagement Advisor

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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

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Head of EU Policy

the World Benchmarking Alliance

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