Speaker

Avedis H. Seferian

President & CEO
Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production (WRAP)

Avedis Seferian joined WRAP in 2004 and was named President & CEO in 2012. He has extensive knowledge of social responsibility issues within the highly complex worldwide supply chains of the apparel, textile and footwear sectors. A recognized expert in the area of social compliance and responsible sourcing, he often speaks on topics in this field at different forums around the world, and has contributed to many leading trade publications and news outlets. Mr. Seferian serves on the Board of Advisors of the Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety, is the Chairman of the Executive Board (and a member of the Stakeholder Board) of the Association of Professional Social Compliance Auditors (APSCA) and sits on the Impartiality Committees of several audit organizations. He speaks five languages and holds degrees from three continents, including a BA from St. Stephen’s College in India, an MBA from the American University of Armenia, and a JD from Georgetown University in Washington, DC.