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, trainers and complaints handlers that work in the garment-producing countries where Fair Wear is active. Our in-country teams are responsible for setting out the strategy for their country to ensure our member brands can implement their human rights due diligence.

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Team

Adele Kolos

Brand Liaison Officer

Alexander Kohnstamm

Executive Director

Amalia Falah Alam

Country Manager Indonesia

Amel Ben Zakour

Country Manager Tunisia

Andrea Spithoff

Gender Equality Programme Coordinator

Annabel Meurs

Associate Director

Anne van Lakerveld

Living Wage Coordinator

Annet Baldus

Brand Liaison Coordinator

Bablur Rahman

Country Manager Bangladesh

Bas Coesel

Information Manager

Biljana Solakovska-Mihajlovska

Country Manager and Regional Coordinator Eastern Europe

Chit Zizawah Pwint

Global Complaints Support Officer

Duong Thi Viet Anh

Country Manager Vietnam

Danièle Rigter

Office Manager

Ernest Beattie

Finance Officer

Eveline de Wael

Regional Coordinator Myanmar and Vietnam

Femke Blickman

Strategic Lead and Project Managament Advisor

Gemma Giammattei

Learning Coordinator

Gloria Bolzonello

MEL & Research Officer

Hendrine Stelwagen

Strategic Advisor for HRDD and Communications

Hester Janssens

External Relations Officer

Ingrid Elbertse

Lobby & Advocacy Officer

Ishan Prabhakaran

Project Controller

Jason Mandels

Brand Liaison Officer

Jesse Bloemendaal

Policy Coordinator

Julia Krämer

Brand Liaison

Karen Diaz

External Relations

Laurent Seale

Operations Manager

Leonie Kohn

Management Assistant

Lies de Bloois

Financial Controller

Lisa Süss

STITCH Coordinator

Liselotte Goemans

Grievance Mechanism Coordinator

Maaike Rubenkamp

Brand Liaison and Content Manager

Mariette van Amstel

Head of Membership

Margreet Vrieling

Associate Director

Saw Moon Light Pan Po

Advisor Social Dialogue and Myanmar

Mousumi Sarangi

Country Manager India & Regional Coordinator on Gender

Nicole Goszczynski

STITCH Consortium Coordinator

Niki Janssen

Performance Check Coordinator

Phoebe Hanson-Lowe

Strategic Communications Officer

Rashi Favier

Social Media Officer

Rituparna Majumdar​​

Technical Advisor HRDD

Rosan van Wolveren

Workplace Education Coordinator and Brand Liaison

Sanne Beukers

HRDD System Project Manager

Selin Basarir​

Country Manager Türkiye

Sofia Menfalout

HRDD Implementation Coordinator

Sophie Ferretti

Project Officer

Stefanie Santila Krause

Verification Officer

Suhasini Singh

Head of Supply Chain Engagement

Susanne Postma

Office Assistant

Terezia Haselhoff

Brand Liaison & Regional Coordinator Tunisia

Valentine Wolfram

Grievance Mechanism Coordinator

Victoria Lauer

Brand Liaison Officer

Zlatka Gospodinova

Remediation Support Officer

Zunaira Mughal

Planning, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (PMEL) Coordinator

Board

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

Mark Held

Chairperson

Catelene Passchier

Vice Chairperson

Stefan Rosenkranz

Treasurer

Dominique Muller

Board Member

Femke den Hartog

Board Member

Gopinath Parakuni

Board Member

Marhijn Visser

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:

  • Merel Serdijn (INretail)

Employers’ organisation for the garment suppliers:

  • Matthijs Crietee (IAF)

Trade unions:

  • Anne Wehkamp (CNV Internationaal)

NGOs:

  • Erik Van den Heede (Belgian unions, CCC Belgium and Wereldsolidariteit)
  • Vacancy