Board & Advisory Network

The foundation’s Board chooses one award recipient annually, after receiving nominations and comments from the Advisory Network members. Board members and Advisory Network members serve in their personal capacity rather than as representatives of their organizations.

Board

Chris Avery

Board Director and Chair of the foundation; founder and former Director of Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

Regan Ralph

Board Director and Secretary of the foundation; President and CEO of Fund for Global Human Rights

Valeria Scorza

Board Director and V­ice-Chair of the foundation; Program Director of Fundación Avina

Advisory Network

Global

Arvind Ganesan

Director - Business and Human Rights, Human Rights Watch (national of USA, based in New York City)

Seema Joshi

Head of Business and Human Rights and Deputy Program Director for Global Issues, Amnesty International Secretariat (national of Canada, based in London)

Mauricio Lazala

Deputy Director & Head of Europe Office, Business & Human Rights Resource Centre (national of Colombia, based in Frankfurt)

Maddalena Neglia

Head, Globalisation and Human Rights, International Federation for Human Rights - FIDH (national of Italy, based in Paris)

Africa

Abiodun Baiyewu-Teru

Co-Chairperson of the Steering Group, African Coalition for Corporate Accountability; Country Director at Global Rights Nigeria (national of Nigeria, based in Abuja)

Clément Voule

Senior Advisor, International Service for Human Rights; United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Rights to Freedom of Peaceful Assembly and of Association (national of Togo, based in Geneva)

Asia & Pacific

Joan Carling

Co-Convenor, Indigenous Peoples’ Major Group (IPMG) for Sustainable Development (national of Philippines, based in Cordillera region of Philippines)

Dr. Harpreet Kaur

Business and Human Rights Specialist, United Nations Development Programme - Asia Regional Hub (national of India, based in Bangkok)

Former Soviet Union countries

Manana Kochladze

Project Leader, CEE Bankwatch Network (national of Georgia, based in Tbilisi)

Ella Skybenko

Eastern Europe/Central Asia Researcher & Representative, Business & Human Rights Resource Centre (national of Ukraine, based in Kyiv)

Latin America & Caribbean

Alexandra Montgomery

Program Director for Brazil CEJIL (national of Brazil, based in Rio de Janeiro)

César Rodríguez-Garavito

Executive Director, Dejusticia (Center for Law, Justice, and Society); founding Director of the Program on Global Justice and Human Rights, University of the Andes (national of Colombia, based in Bogotá)

Middle East & North Africa

Mariam Bhacker

Gulf Programme Manager, Business & Human Rights Resource Centre (national of Oman, based in New York City)

Ghada Abdel Tawab

Program Officer, Ford Foundation Regional Office for the Middle East and North Africa (national of Egypt, based in Cairo)