Conflict Minerals Top 100
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.
KEMET Electronics Corp.
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Partnership Africa Canada (PAC)
Founder and Moderator
Silicon Valley Conflict Minerals & Human Trafficking Forum
DRC, Rwanda and Burundi Country Director
Ropes & Gray
Responsible Trade LLC
Partner - Corporate
Squire Patton Boggs
Partnership Africa Canada (PAC)
CFSI Program Director
Founder and Director
Estelle Levin Ltd.
Assistant Professor of Business Law and Ethics
Indiana University Kelley School of Business
Head of Responsible Sourcing of Minerals
Douglas Hileman Consulting LLC
Manager of Sustainability and Regulatory Affairs
Elm Sustainability Partners LLC/Elm Consulting Group International LLC
Samuel M. Koda, Jr.
Sustainability Program Manager
Director, International Trade Policy
National Association of Manufacturers (NAM)
Independent Field Research & Network Coordinator
Groupe d’Appui à la Traçabilité et la Transparence dans la Gestion des Ressources Naturelles (GATT-RN)
Janvier Murairi Bakihanaye
Co-Founder and President
Association for the Development of Peasant Initiatives (ASSODIP)
Senior Director, Global Legal Affairs
Jabil Circuit, Inc.
Charles Riepenhoff, Jr.
Senior Program Manager, Responsible Sourcing
Eastern Congo Coordinator
Special Envoy Natural Resources
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Netherlands
Climate Change & Sustainability Services
Ernst & Young
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.
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?
You Want to
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.
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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.