Strengthening the Fight against Corruption and Illicit Trade
APEC Pathfinder Dialogue II
Partnerships for Sustainable Security
Cebu City, the Philippines | August 26, 2015
Mr. Chen Hin Keong
Global Forest Trade Programme Leader, TRAFFIC, S.E. Asia
Mr. Chen has over 20 years experience working on conservation and environmental issues in the Asia-Pacific region. During the course of his career, he has worked with and interacted with a wide range of organisations from the civil society in the Asia-Pacific region. He has been working with TRAFFIC, the wildlife trade monitoring network for the last 18 years, initially as the Director of TRAFFIC Southeast Asia, and in the last 13 years as the Timber Trade Programme Leader, working on illegal logging, timber supply chain transparency and forestry governance issues, based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Chen has worked on the role of customs in controlling and enforcing illegal timber trade. Chen coordinated the development of a common framework for assessing legality of forestry and timber trade for 13 countries. This framework can be considered the best compilation of the laws into a set of principles and criteria that encompasses all aspects of forestry, management, processing, industry, and trade of timber.
Mr. Giovanni Broussard
Regional Officer, Global Programme for Combating Wildlife and Forest Crime, UNODC
Mr. Broussard, Regional Coordinator of the UNODC global programme on combatting wildlife and forest crimes in Southeast Asia. Former coordinator of the UNODC programme on border control and law enforcement cooperation to tackle transnational organized crime (PATROL Initiative) in the Greater Mekong Sub-region. He has more than 10 years of experience in the field of project management related to criminal justice, organized crime and law enforcement. He worked in Afghanistan, Namibia, Macedonia and he is now based in Thailand. He holds a PhD in Environmental studies and a Master in Economics
Dr. Rebecca Miller
Programme Manager, People Smuggling and Trafficking in Persons, Immigration New Zealand
Dr. Rebecca Miller is a Programme Manager on People Smuggling and Trafficking in Persons at Immigration New Zealand. Prior to this, she was seconded by the New Zealand Government to the Regional Support Office (RSO) of the Bali Process on People Smuggling, Trafficking in Persons, and Related Transnational Crime in Bangkok, Thailand. Rebecca studied sociology, criminology, education, and international development at universities in New Zealand and Canada. Her fifteen years of professional experience and research work has focused primarily on trafficking in persons, the smuggling of migrants, gender, and human rights. Before joining Immigration New Zealand, Rebecca was regularly sought by United Nations (UN) agencies, donor governments, and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) as a technical expert on these issues.
Mr. Luke Bond
Criminal Intelligence Officer, INTERPOL
Mr. Luke Bond has spent over 20 years working as a ranger, investigator as well as a fisheries and forestry officer in many parts of Australia, Asia, Canada, the Middle East and Europe. As the Principal Investigator for the Federal Environment Department for 8 years, he managed a team of wildlife crime investigators for the Australian Government and led both national and international enforcement operations. Mr. Bond was the former Chair of the Australasian Environment Law Enforcement Regulators Network Operations Group (AELERT) and held the position of Deputy Chair of the Interpol Wildlife Crime Working Group between 2012 and 2013. As a qualified trainer he has delivered investigations training to police, customs, fisheries, wildlife and military organizations in Australia, the Pacific and South East Asia. Mr. Bond is currently a team leader at INTERPOL where he manages and coordinates transnational wildlife and forestry crime enforcement operations in Asia. His work includes international law enforcement collaboration and dialogue with organisations such as the UN and CITES as well as non-government organisations to build capacity and capability in the field of environment enforcement.
Ms. Tejal Jesrani
Research Officer, Global Report on Trafficking in Persons Unit, UNODC
Ms. Tejal Jesrani is a Research Officer in the Global Report on Trafficking in Persons Unit at the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. She joined UNODC in 2007 and has worked on issues of transnational organized crime, trafficking in persons and cyber crime. Before joining UNODC, she worked as an Attorney Advisor at the United States Department of Justice, Executive Office of Immigration Review and Women’s Rights Associate at Human Rights Watch. Ms. Jesrani holds a law degree from the American University, Washington College of Law.
Mr. Jean Gatabazi
Criminal Intelligence Officer, Human Trafficking and Child Exploitation Sub-Directorate, INTERPOL
Jean Gatabazi currently acts as a Criminal Intelligence Officer in Human Trafficking and Child Exploitation Sub-Directorate at INTERPOL. He is a Police Officer with 20 years of experience. He is an expert on Organized Crime and International Police Cooperation. Before joining INTERPOL, he was the Director of Judicial Police in Rwanda and was a member of a Task Force that worked with the International Organization for Migration on assistance and protection of victims of human trafficking in the Eastern Africa Region. The Task Force produced a document on guidelines for assistance of victims of human trafficking published in Geneva in 2011. Jean Gatabazi holds a law and a master of science in criminal investigation degree. He also worked in the African Union as Human Right Officer and in the United Nations as Reform and Restructuring Officer.
Mr. Mark Gomm
Risk and Sustainability Manager, Bunnings Group Limited, Australia
Mark is the Risk and Sustainability Manager for Bunnings Group Limited. He is a corporate risk professional who is passionate about building brand resilience through effective reputation risk management. Bunnings is the leading retailer of home improvement and outdoor living products in Australia and New Zealand and a major supplier of building materials with over 340 warehouse stores across Australia and New Zealand, annual revenue of $AU9.5 Billion, and over 39,000 team members. For the past 17 years, Mark has had extensive practical experience with implementing an integrated approach to Governance, Risk, Compliance and Sustainability in the context of delivering value and enhancing brand equity. Mark has played a significant role in the introduction of social and environmental factors into aspects of Bunnings business strategy to address current and emerging issues. He was instrumental in the development of Bunnings 2002 timber procurement policy designed to manage illegal logging risk in supply chains and the implementation of risk frameworks to support this policy. Mark also facilitated strategic relationships with major Environmental Organisations, including Greenpeace and WWF through engagement on a common platform of Sustainable timber procurement, providing guidance to the Australian Governments recently introduced Illegal Logging Prohibition Act.