We need bold, intersectional thinking to fight forced labor and human trafficking.

Amol Mehra Joins Global Fund Board of Directors


The Global Fund to End Modern Slavery (GFEMS) is excited to share that Amol Mehra has been elected to the Fund’s Board of Directors.

Amol has a deep background in international human rights, and has proven expertise in building and scaling organizations and strategies that address complex global challenges, including around business and human rights and modern slavery. He is currently the Director of Industry Transformation at Laudes Foundation, where he oversees programs relating to transformation of industries, including fashion and the built environment, to address the dual crises of inequality and climate change.

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Amol’s expertise and entrepreneurial background will be vital to the Fund as it continues to grow, adapt, and tackle new and rising vulnerabilities.

Mehra shared, “The crises expanding around us relating to COVID, conflict, and climate have devastating implications on human lives, including raising vulnerabilities and risks of exploitation and abuse to so many. We need bold, intersectional thinking to fight forced labor and human trafficking in ways that recognize the powerful root causes of these challenges: inequality, discrimination, poverty, marginalization and systems that lack accountability. I believe Sophie Otiende is the leader for this moment and I am thrilled to join the GFEMS Board to support her ambitious vision for a renewed, refocused GFEMS committed to intersectional thinking and leadership by those with lived experience.”

Chair of the Board Dr. Jean Baderschneider echoed Mehra. “Amol is going to be a crucial member of this team going forward. His leadership will be key to building stronger partnerships across the sector and to building this field into a true movement. With Sophie Otiende leading GFEMS and elevating modern slavery on the global agenda, we are very excited to have Amol join the Board to support our effort to strategically refocus GFEMS.”

The Global Fund is working to create a unified effort against modern slavery. We are committed to catalyzing a new direction with the sector. For updates on our efforts, subscribe to our newsletter.

Questions regarding this announcement may be sent to media@gfems.org

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