Our dedicated interdisciplinary team aim to approach issues of Modern Slavery through Law, Policy, Gender, Business and Compliance and Counter Extremism.
Founder and Chief Executive
Nayantara has a Master of Laws (LLM) in International Development Law and Human Rights from the University of Warwick, including a thesis specialism on the drivers of Modern Slavery and a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) from the University of Leicester. She has also read Supply Chain Management at the University of Cambridge, in order to facilitate the work of Supply Unchained.
By way of background, her experience includes constructing the definition of 'falsified/substandard' medication at the World Health Organization (Geneva, HQ) implemented as policy at the 2017 World Health Assembly. She has worked in Research on the implementation of the UNAIDS indicators used to protect HIV/AIDS key vulnerable populations within International Organisations and the impact of discriminatory legislation in the 48 countries within the Sub-Saharan Africa region at the Warwick Law School. She has gained experience in the private sector at leading International Corporate Law Firm, Baker Botts LLP (Dubai).
She is motivated to facilitate Supply Unchained's methodology to ensure due diligence and compliance of big businesses within the premise of the national and international legal frameworks. In addition to this, creating further literature and guidance on the key risks, drivers and needs for implementation which can be used by governments and enforcement bodies to tackle key vulnerabilities.
Head of Research & Communications
Susan has a Bachelor's Degree in Social and Political Sciences, a Masters Degree in Health Services Studies (Leeds 1989) and a Masters Degree in International Development Law and Human Rights (Warwick 2016). Susan is a Non for Profit management professional with comprehensive knowledge of the voluntary sector and over twenty-five years of experience in the sector as a paid professional, volunteer and trustee. Her work has included positions at the Alzheimer's Society, Houston Area Women's Centre and Rape Crisis Service and Riding for the Disabled. Susan is able to bring her wide ranging experience of sharing knowledge and developing skills across diverse groups and situations to the work of UHURU.
Akos Erzse has a MPhil In Gender and Security Studies from the University of Cambridge and a BscEcon in International Politics and Intelligence Studies from Aberystwyth University. He recently finished working at the Office of the Gender Advisor to Supreme Allied Commander Transformation at NATO HQ in Norfolk, Virginia. He focused on analysing how Daesh and other terrorist groups use gender in their recruitment strategy, predominately in the groups' online STRATCOM efforts and propaganda. His work has also consisted of training lectures on behalf of NATO and currently researches how to engage civil society organisations in Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism, focusing on women's rights groups. He is keen to develop our service offering in order to prevent and rehabilitate victims of trafficking from extremist groups, as well as determining key drivers that increase vulnerability which can be used for government bodies and enforcement for implementation in tackling these vulnerabilities.