Social Monitoring Expert Group
Experts

Emmanuelle Bourgois

Ema is the founder and Director of FairAgora Asia. She launched Verifik8, an agTech solution to provide affordable yet credible data analytics to monitor social and environmental performance in the seafood supply chain. 

Emmanuelle Bourgois
Director, FairAgora

Aarti Kapoor

Aarti Kapoor is the Founder and Managing Director of Embode. She is a qualified lawyer in both the UK (England and Wales) and the US (New York state) and has a Masters in Law and Economics. She has over 20 years of professional experience, including 15 years working on human rights issues, with a focus on human trafficking and child exploitation. 

Aarti Kapoor
Director, Embode

Marika McAdam

Marika is an independent consultant and adviser on legal issues relating to criminal justice and human rights-based responses to human trafficking and migrant smuggling. She has worked with the UN and other actors in Asia and elsewhere to strengthen legislative and criminal justice responses to human exploitation.

Marika McAdam
Independent Legal Consultant

Pierig Vezin

Pierig is the owner of WethicA, an auditing company specialized in social topics. He ran WethicA with a very pragmatic approach coming from 20 years living in different developing countries working on quality and productivity that finally led to workers situation.

Pierig Vezin
Director, WethicA

Lea Esterhuisen

Lea is founding director of &Wider, a company focused on driving continuous improvement in working conditions through insights generated by workers directly. &Wider and Ulula work together across multiple sectors and geographies to help buyers and ethical trade collectives better manage risk along global supply chains using carefully crafted methodologies and scalable technology. 

Lea Esterhuisen
Director, &Wider

Katrina Nakamura

Bio coming soon

Katrina Nakamura
Director, Sustainability Incubator

Matthew Friedman

Matt Friedman is an international human trafficking expert with more than 27 years of experience as an activist, program designer, evaluator, and manager.   He is currently the Chief Executive Officer for The Mekong Club, an organization of Hong Kong-based private sector business people who have joined forces to fight human trafficking in Asia, which he also co-founded.

Matthew Friedman
Chief Executive Officer,
The Mekong Club

Nisha Onta

Nisha is a gender and climate change expert who has completed her PhD in Gender and Development studies from the Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand. She has been engaged in research in South Asia and South East Asia related to climate change adaptation, livelihood diversification and gender and climate change.

Nisha Onta
Regional Coordinator for Asia, WOCAN

Meryl J Williams

Meryl Williams has worked for 40 years in Australian and international fisheries, aquaculture, aquatic resource conservation and agricultural research and development. Currently, she is focusing on research and advocacy on women and gender in aquaculture and fisheries, and information and science for fair and responsible fish production for food security and nutrition.

Meryl J Williams
Chair/Coordinator, Gender in Aquaculture and Fisheries Section

Melizel Asuncion

Bio coming soon

Melizel Asuncion
Research & Stakeholders Engagement Manager,
Vérité Southeast Asia
Observers

Alma Ronan

Bio coming soon

Alma Roman
Independent Consultant