Our team

With headquarters in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, and representation in Germany, Fair Wear is represented in the main areas where its members are. The organisation also has staff in India, Bangladesh, Vietnam, Myanmar, Indonesia, Bulgaria, Romania, North Macedonia, Tunisia and Turkey, as well as a diverse group of auditors and complaints handlers that work in the countries where Fair Wear is active.

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Alexander Kohnstamm

Executive Director

Amalia Falah Alam

Country Representative Indonesia

Andrea Spithoff

Gender Equality and Inclusion Coordinator

Andriëtte Nommensen

Country Manager Turkey

Annemiek Smits

Support Officer and Junior Brand Liaison

Annemieke van de Riet

PMEL Coordinator & Strategic Partnership Officer

Duong Thi Viet Anh

Country Representative Vietnam

Annabel Meurs

Verification Officer

Anne van Lakerveld

Living Wage Coordinator

Arja Schreij

Strategic Partnership Coordinator

Bablur Rahman

Country Representative Bangladesh

Bas Coesel

Information Manager

Biljana Solakovska-Mihajlovska

Regional Coordinator Eastern Europe

Catherine Schook

HR Development & Internal Communications

Cesca Boughton

Digital Communications 

Christian Smith

Partnerships & Policy

Danièle Rigter

Office Manager

Ellen Keith

Marketing & Communications Officer

Ernest Beattie

Finance Officer

Eveline de Wael

Country Manager China

Femke Blickman

ERC Team Planner & Events Coordinator

Florence Bacin

Complaints Coordinator

Hayat Jafaar

Lunch Assistant

Ingrid Elbertse

Public Affairs Liaison, Germany

Iona Tjiong

Management Coordinator

Jeffrey Drijver

Personnel Administrator

Jesse Bloemendaal

External Relations & Brand Liaison

Juliette Li

Audit and Remediation Manager

Karen Diaz

External Relations

Koen Oosterom

Country Manager Bangladesh and Myanmar

Lies de Bloois

Financial Controller

Lisa Süss

Partnerships & Strategy

Liselotte Goemans

Grievance Mechanism Coordinator

Lotte Schuurman

Marketing & Communications Officer

Maaike Payet

Marketing & Communications Officer

Mariette van Amstel

Brand Liaison

Margreet Vrieling

Associate Director

Maria Pronk

Management Adviser

Maureen Brouwer

Head of Finance & Operations

Mousumi Sarangi

Gender Equality and Inclusion Asia Liaison & Programme Manager India

Niki Janssen

Verification Officer

Paula de Beer

Living Wage Officer & Brand Liaison

Peter Jahns

Brand Liaison

Rosan van Wolveren

Verification Officer

Sandra Gonza

Business Development Advisor & Brand Liaison

San Latt Phyu

Country Representative Myanmar

Silvia Bianco

Verification Officer

Sonia Smith

Brand Liaison & Member Expert Group

Sophie Koers

Associate Director

Stefanie Santila Krause

Verification Officer

Suhasini Singh

Country Manager India

Susanne Postma

Office Assistant

Supraja Suresh

Brand Liaison & Member Learning

Terezia Haselhoff

Brand Liaison & Country Manager Tunisia

Tina Rogers

Coordinator, Social Dialogue & External Relations

Wilco van Bokhorst

Country Manager Indonesia


Fair Wear is an independent not-for-profit foundation. Independence is guaranteed by a tripartite (multi-stakeholder) board, in which business associations, trade unions and (labour) NGOs are equally represented. The board represents three types of stakeholder organisations, with an independent chair.

Mark Held


Catelene Passchier

Vice Chairperson

Miges Baumann


Patric Hanselman

Board Member

Femke den Hartog

Board Member

Dominique Muller

Board Member

Frank Zach

Board Member

Committee of Experts

The Board and staff are supported by an external advisory committee, the Committee of Experts. The experts come from the same wide spectrum of organisations as the Board. Their knowledge and experience ensure a profound contribution to Fair Wear’s decision making. The Committee of Experts meets at least four times a year.

Employers’ organisation for the garment retail sector:

  • Dirk Vinken (FGHS)
  • Jeroen van Dijken (Vereniging van Grootwinkelbedrijven in Textiel)

Employers’ organisation for the garment suppliers:

  • Nienke Steen (MODINT)

Trade unions:

  • Jacob Plat (FNV Bondegenoten)
  • Lieke Ruijmschoot (CNV Internationaal)


  • Christa de Bruin (CCC)
  • Eric Van den Heede (Belgian unions, CCC Belgium and Wereldsolidariteit)