The Team

Björn Claeson - Director Based in Sweden, Björn has more than 15 years experience addressing public procurement and labour rights in global supply chains.  He cofounded the US national advocacy network SweatFree Communities, which has been instrumental in dozens of state and local campaign successes aimed at using taxpayer money to protect workers' rights in global supply chains.  He helped set up a US national network of public sector buyers, the Sweatfree Purchasing Consortium, to encourage public sector buyers to address labour rights in global supply chains collaboratively. Björn also served as Senior Policy Analyst with the Washington DC based International Labor Rights Forum, authoring several reports on labour rights and safety in Bangladeshi apparel factories.   He is trained in cultural anthropology with a Ph. D. from the Johns Hopkins University.

Martina Hooper - Administrator Based in Barcelona, Martina led the €1million EC project for the development of Electronics Watch since its conception, and has worked on labour rights projects for the last 10 years - first at Birmingham City Council's International Department, and subsequently at the Spanish NGO SETEM, where she has led multi-country projects on the topics of labour rights and socially responsible public procurement in the garment and electronics industries. She has spent time working for NGOs in Peru and Sierra Leone, and has a BA degree in Philosophy & French from Leeds University, and an MSc degree in International Development Studies from the School of Oriental & African Studies, London.

Eelco Fortuijn - Representative of Electronics Watch in The Netherlands, hosted by SOMO Based in Amsterdam, Eelco has more than 15 years experience addressing fairness and sustainability in global supply chains. He founded Fairfood: a non­profit catalyst for change towards a fair and sustainable food system. As director of he created the Garment-checker, a sustainability ranking of 300 garment brands. He has advised members of parliament on improved policies and legislation on transparency and CSR and has supported various companies and institutions in selecting and improving their CSR-policies and practices. He was also member of the Food & Agriculture Committee of Experts of Milieukeur. He has an MSc degree in Business Administration from the Erasmus University Rotterdam.

Harpreet Paul - Representative of Electronics Watch in the UK, hosted by People and Planet Harpreet qualified as a solicitor in September 2010, having undertaken her training contract at Lawrence Graham LLP (now Gowling WLG LLP) where she practised procurement law, among other areas. She then went onto work for Global Policy Forum, Amnesty International and REDRESS. She currently works for People & Planet, supporting Electronics Watch, and also at the Business, Human Rights and Environment Research Group at Greenwich University. Harpreet has a law degree from King's College London, and a LL.M degree from Birkbeck.

Alba Trepat - Representative of Electronics Watch in Spain, hosted by SETEM Catalunya Alba Trepat has Bachelor degrees in Journalism and in Political Science from the Autonoma and Pompeu Fabra Universities of Barcelona and an MSc in Industry, Trade and Development from the University of Manchester. At SETEM she was involved in the European project that led to the creation of the Electronics Watch Foundation, and continues to work on projects to defend labour rights in electronics, such as the organization of the annual Mobile Social Congress in Barcelona. Alba also works in the field of labour rights in the textile and footwear industries through the Clean Clothes Campaign and has experience in several European projects on food sovereignty and fair trade.

The organizational structure of Electronics Watch is shown in the diagram below: