Asia Region Director and Head of Legal, Liberty Shared
Ms. Archana Kotecha is a UK-qualified barrister and London School of Economics graduate. After practicing corporate law for seven years with KPMG and DLA Piper, Ms. Kotecha joined the UN Refugee Agency’s Legal Protection Team, then the Immigration Advisory Service and Stop Trafficking UK in London. She has served on the UK Human Trafficking Centre’s Victim Care Committee and the NSPCC’s anti-trafficking hotline committee.
Since joining Liberty Shared (formerly Liberty Asia), Ms. Kotecha has produced multiple best practices and reports, involved in policy and advocacy and educated human rights practitioners, financial institutions and governments on trafficking in persons including legal and anti-money laundering frameworks. She also works with the private sector to highlight human rights risks and improve due diligence processes. Ms. Kotecha currently serves as the Asia Region Director and Head of Legal.
Ms. Kotecha was named one of the top ten innovative lawyers in Asia-Pacific by the Financial Times in 2017 and is also an alumni of the US Department of State’s prestigious International Visitor Leadership Program.