Harpreet Kaur is a Business and Human Rights Specialist at the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Bangkok Regional Hub. Prior to this Harpreet lead the Genpact Centre for Women’s Leadership at Ashoka University in India, where she steered the agenda on ‘Women, Workplace & Rights’ and designed cutting-edge programs that that enable millions of women to lead with equality and dignity. In her previous roles, Harpreet highlighted corporates’ human rights impacts and conducted research missions in the region. She brings a wealth of first-hand knowledge, strategic and implementation experience on business and human rights in South Asia, and exceptional skills to bring varied stakeholders together to advocate collective action for greater impact.
Harpreet has previously held senior leadership and management positions at Ashoka University, Business & Human Rights Resource Centre, Conciliation Resources, BBC Media Action and consulted with various international organizations. She has presented at various national, regional and international forums and has published both in national & international media. Harpreet has a PhD in Anthropology from University of Delhi, India and a Post Graduate Diploma in Human Rights Law, National Law School, Karnataka, India. She is a certified SA 8000 Auditor.