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Board of Advisors

To fulfill the mission of the Ethical Apparel Index, the project team meets regularly with an experienced board of advisors who are well versed in business trends across the global marketplace. 

This group of advisors will help the project team develop a firm understanding of the challenges surrounding ethical apparel production, and provide seasoned insight that only comes with experience in the industry.

Establishing ongoing engagement with this group of thought leaders assures that our project team will maintain an progressive edge in our research. Their expertise will help us develop a robust index that not only promotes ethical production, but inspires social responsibility.

Advisory Members


Robin Cornelia, Product DNA
Gilles Dana, Product DNA
Nate Hermann, Senior Vice President, American Apparel & Footwear Association
Peter Burrows, Fair Factory Clearinghouse
Patsorn (Tat) Udomritthiruj, Program Manager, Social Compliance, Fair Labor Association

Brands / Relevant Organizations

Andrew Olah, Director, Kingpins Tradeshows
Matthew Wallace, CEO, DXM Inc (ex-Executive Vice President, PVH Corporation)
Phil Marsom, Director of Factory Compliance, VF Corporation
Robin Cornelis, CEO, Product DNA
Gilles Dana, Director, Product DNA


Avedis Seferian, CEO, WRAP
Peter Burrows, Fair Factory Clearinghouse
Patsorn (Tat) Udomritthiruj, Fair Labor Association
Ben Mead, Managing Director USA at Hohenstein Institute America

Industry / Technology / Others

Alexander R Malaket, President, OPUS Advisory Services International Inc.
Chana Rosenthal, Consultant, NYU Stern
Arun Gupta, PhD, Deloitte
Yung-Yun Huang, PhD, MetLife
Hang Sun, PhD, Resilinc

Radhika Shri, VP of Strategy and Planning, Grey Matter Concepts
Lynsey Jones, Transition Advisor and Executive Director, American Apparel Producers Network (AAPN)
Mohammad Shamsul Arafin, Senior Technical Advisor, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
Joe McGowan, Executive Vice President, Global Supply Chain, PVH Corporation


Nate Hermann, Senior Vice President, American Apparel & Footwear Association
Mark Messura, Senior Vice President of Marketing, Cotton Incorporated
Joanna Ewart-James, Executive Director, Freedom United


Anant Ahuja, Head Organizational Development at Shahi Exports & CEO and Co-founder at Good Business Lab
Akshay Hirdaramani, Director at Hirdaramani Group of Companies
Miran Ali, Managing Director, Tarasima Apparels Ltd., Manikganj, Bangladesh
Vice President, Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association
Director, RMG Sustainability Council (RSC), Bangladesh
Amila Dias, DGM Group Compliance, Hela Apparel Holdings
Natasha Boralessa, Group Director, Brandix Lanka Ltd
Alok Malhotra, Director, Brandix Lanka Ltd
Indunil Suranga, Group Head Risk & Control, Brandix Lanka Ltd


Alex Traufftims, Director of Rights Lab, Nottingham University Business School
Mark Anner, Executive Director, Center for Global Workers’ Rights, Pennsylvania State University
Blanton Godfrey, Wilson College of Textiles, NC State University
Davide Luzzini, Professor & Director of Research, EADA Business School, Barcelona,
Federica Massa Saluzzo, EADA Business School, Barcelona
Daniel Joseph Finkenstadt, Naval Postgraduate School
Mevan Jayasinghe, PhD, Associate Professor, School of Human Resources and Labor Relations, Michigan State University