Sophia Areias

Prior to joining PEJ, Ms. Areias was the Responsible Business Engagement Consultant at the UNDP Bangkok Regional Hub, where she led the development of guidance materials to the private sector on respecting human rights during COVID-19. Previously, Sophia was the Senior Business Integrity Programme Manager with Transparency International Cambodia, where she worked with the private sector to promote anti-corruption and responsible business, including respect for human rights. Sophia’s work in human rights has also included access to justice, pre-trial detention, and gender-based violence issues in Southeast Asia and West Africa. She is a qualified lawyer in the District of Columbia and previously worked as a Policy and Legal Adviser to companies at a governmental affairs firm in California.