Conflict Minerals Top 100

The Nominees

The following individuals have already been nominated to be included in this year’s Top 100 Conflict Minerals Influence Leaders List. If you would like to give them an additional nomination*, please click on the icon next to their name.


401
VOTES

Per-Olof Loof

CEO

KEMET Electronics Corp.


144
VOTES

Jean-Paul Lonema

Chargé de la certification

Partnership Africa Canada (PAC)


136
VOTES

Lydia Hultquist

Founder and Moderator

Silicon Valley Conflict Minerals & Human Trafficking Forum


130
VOTES

Yves Bawa

DRC, Rwanda and Burundi Country Director

Pact


116
VOTES

Michael Littenberg

Partner

Ropes & Gray


99
VOTES

Michael Loch

President

Responsible Trade LLC


74
VOTES

Jennifer Prisco

Ombudsman

TE Connectivity


67
VOTES

Dynda Thomas

Partner - Corporate

Squire Patton Boggs


59
VOTES

Joanne Lebert

Executive Director

Partnership Africa Canada (PAC)


43
VOTES

Leah Butler

CFSI Program Director

EICC


41
VOTES

Estelle Levin-Nally

Founder and Director

Estelle Levin Ltd.


30
VOTES

Karen Woody

Assistant Professor of Business Law and Ethics

Indiana University Kelley School of Business


28
VOTES

Carrie George

Head of Responsible Sourcing of Minerals

Apple


28
VOTES

Douglas Hileman

President

Douglas Hileman Consulting LLC


22
VOTES

Kay Nimmo

Manager of Sustainability and Regulatory Affairs

ITRI


21
VOTES

Lawrence Heim

Managing Director

Elm Sustainability Partners LLC/Elm Consulting Group International LLC


17
VOTES

Chris Bayer

Principal Investigator

Development International


15
VOTES

Samuel M. Koda, Jr.

Senior Counsel

TE Connectivity


12
VOTES

Leslie Collins

Sustainability Program Manager

Facebook


12
VOTES

Travis Miller

General Counsel

Assent Compliance


11
VOTES

Ken Monahan

Director, International Trade Policy

National Association of Manufacturers (NAM)


9
VOTES

Fidel Bafilemba

Independent Field Research & Network Coordinator

Groupe d’Appui à la Traçabilité et la Transparence dans la Gestion des Ressources Naturelles (GATT-RN)


9
VOTES

Janvier Murairi Bakihanaye

Co-Founder and President

Association for the Development of Peasant Initiatives (ASSODIP)


9
VOTES

Thomas Cetta

Senior Director, Global Legal Affairs

Jabil Circuit, Inc.


8
VOTES

Charles Riepenhoff, Jr.

Managing Director

KPMG


7
VOTES

Julia Litvak

Senior Program Manager, Responsible Sourcing

Medtronic


7
VOTES

Armel Nganzi

Eastern Congo Coordinator

Tetratech ARD


6
VOTES

Dirk-Jan Koch

Special Envoy Natural Resources

Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Netherlands


4
VOTES

Craig Coulter

Climate Change & Sustainability Services

Ernst & Young


3
VOTES

Kelly Katynski

Purchasing Specialist

Ford Motor Company

* While these nominations will be included in the scoring algorithm to produce the final list and rank, a nomination does not guarantee a place on the final list.

Nominee Criteria

A Top 100 Conflict Mineral Influence Leader actively works to increase the understanding of conflict minerals from the compliance perspective, helping individuals and companies to make a positive difference through their conflict mineral programs. Does your nominee:

Teach others about the conflict mineral regulatory landscape through public speaking, webinars, publications, etc.?

Help regulators understand the conflict mineral problem from a corporate perspective, and assist in the development of appropriate legislation?

Have key insights into how to develop, implement and execute successful conflict mineral compliance programs?

Work directly with legislators (in some cases) and, as such, are uniquely positioned to answer key questions related to compliance?

Who Do
You Want to
Nominate
for 2017?

Do you know someone who provides outstanding contributions to awareness, education and development in the conflict mineral space? Shine a light on the positive contributions this person makes to supply chains around the globe by nominating them to become a 2017 Top 100 Conflict Mineral Influence Leader.

Fill out the form below with your nominee’s contact information and why you think they should be part of the Top 100.

See Who Made the List
in Previous Years

The Top 100 Conflict Mineral Influence Leaders List is independently researched by Lucas Taylor, University of Notre Dame MBA and LDT Consulting, on behalf of Assent Compliance. Many factors are included in the scoring criteria. Using the developed scoring algorithm, participants are added to the list and adjusted based on individual research by LDT Consulting. This list is revised annually to reflect the evolving regulatory landscape.

About the Author

Lucas Taylor, MBA
Lucas has tailored his career to focus on providing strategic insights across industries, from office supplies to semiconductors. His portfolio includes clients ranging from Fortune 500s to Wall Street and start-ups. His innate curiosity and devotion to sound decision-making helps clients in their professional endeavors and research projects.

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