Guna Subramaniam

Southeast Asia Regional Advisor, Migrant Workers Programme, Institute for Human Rights and Business (IHRB)

As Southeast Asia Regional Advisor, Guna leads IHRB’s Migrant Workers programme in Southeast and East Asia, managing regular liaison and relationship-building with businesses, national governments, civil society organisations, and their participation in regional multi-stakeholder initiatives, roundtables and the Global Forum for Responsible Recruitment.

Guna has extensive experience spanning more than 15 years in business and human rights, environmental and wildlife sustainability. Prior to joining IHRB, Guna led Issara Institute’s Ethical Recruitment pilot programme facilitating collaborative meetings with recruitment agencies and supply chain businesses in the garments, seafood and agriculture sector. He also led research and co-authored the 2018 paper, ‘Eliminating Human Trafficking from the Thai Fishing Industry: Perspectives of Thai Commercial Fishing Vessel Owners’.

Guna has a Masters in International Community Development from Victoria University. His research paper focused on gaps and blindspots of stakeholders involved in addressing human trafficking and forced labour in the fisheries sector.


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