Jens Winkler

Associate Director, Supply Chain Consulting - EMEA

Based in Hamburg, Jens oversees ELEVATE’s supply chain-related consulting projects in Germany. Jens has more than 10 years of consulting experience and advised clients from a wide range of industries (e.g. food retail, automotive, FMCG) as well as industry associations, development agencies, and academia on social responsibility and human rights in the supply chain. His experience covers human rights due diligence, risk assessments, responsible sourcing programs, factory audits, and training programs as well as management systems. Jens has helped to build an international assessment standard for leading German industry, was part of the consortium conducting a survey to monitor the status of implementation of the human rights due diligence obligations of enterprises in Germany on behalf of the government, and oversaw the social audit program (+150 factories) of a German fashion brand.

Jens holds a Master’s degree in “Management & Business Development” from Leuphana University Luneburg. Prior to that, he studied “African Development Studies in Geography” (B.A.) and “Business Administration” (B.Sc.). He is SA8000 Lead Auditor and has conducted various social audits across the EMEA region.