The ICTI CARE Foundation Governing Board governs the ICTI CARE Process. It is an independent, multi-stakeholder board incorporating NGOs, industry and civil society organizations. It is co-chaired by Mme. Maria Livanos-Cattaui and Mr. T.S. Wong.
Maria Livanos Cattaui
Maria Livanos Cattaui was Secretary General of the International Chamber of Commerce from 1996 to 2005. She has championed the role of world business in the global economy. She has been instrumental in establishing a global partnership between business and the United Nations, leading to greater business input into UN economic activities. Ms. Cattaui worked with the World Economic Forum in Geneva from 1977 to 1996, where she became Managing Director, responsible for the celebrated Annual Meeting in Davos, building the public awareness it enjoys today.
She holds Executive Board, Board and Advisory Board memberships on many organizations and institutions, including the Open Society Foundations, International Crisis Group (Brussels), the Institute of International Education (New York), the National Bureau of Asian Research (Seattle) ICT4Peace Foundation (Switzerland), among others.
Ms. Cattaui, of Greek origin and Swiss nationality, was educated in the United States. She graduated with honors from Harvard University and holds an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from York University, Toronto.
T.S. Wong is Chairman and Founder of Jetta Company Limited. Under Mr. Wong’s leadership over the past three decades, Jetta has become one of the world’s largest and most reputable OEM manufacturers and has achieved enormous success in various markets worldwide.
Dedicated to promoting the toy industry, Mr. Wong was the first Asian to become President of the International Council of Toy Industries and served in this role between 2004 and 2007. He was instrumental in formulating and promoting the Council’s Code of Business Conduct that has formed the basis of unified factory audit standards, the ICTI CARE Process. He has also served as Advisor to the General Committee of the Toys Manufacturers’ Association of Hong Kong 2012-2014 and Honorary President of the Hong Kong Toys Council since 2001.
While heavily engaged with his business, Mr. Wong is also strongly committed to philanthropic work. In 1998, he founded the Jetta Charitable Foundation which has given financial support to the construction of about sixty schools, and provided sponsorships and donations for various educational foundations in the Chinese mainland.
Mr. Wong’s contributions also extend beyond Hong Kong to the Mainland community. He is currently a member of the Executive Committee of the People’s Political Consultative Conference in Guangzhou, and has served as Honorary Chairman of the Chamber of Commerce of Guangzhou Foreign Investment Enterprise since 2005.
Mr. Wong has received many awards for his contributions to the toy industry, including the Outstanding Award of the Hong Kong Toy Industry in 2001 and the Industrialist of the Year Award 2011. He was named Honorary Citizen of Guangzhou in 1993, and was presented the Hong Kong Polytechnic University Outstanding Alumni Award in 2009.
Alan Hassenfeld (Chair Emeritus)
Alan Hassenfeld is the former Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Hasbro, Inc., a multi-billion dollar international toy company. Under his leadership, Hasbro has become a worldwide leader in children’s and family entertainment. Its brands and products are some of the most recognizable and respected throughout the world.
Alan is a business leader with a passion for philanthropy. His far-reaching impact has crossed local, regional, national and international borders. From the beginning of his career, he has been involved in literally hundreds of charitable and social causes. His enthusiasm and spirit has touched the lives of millions of people—and impacted communities across the world. Whether he is fighting for the human rights of manufacturing workers in Asia or making decisions as the Chairman of the Scholar Athlete Games, his energy and guidance always provide positive results.
Alan believes in active leadership. Through his charitable work and foundation participation, he has the ability to stay involved in hundreds of community, social and political causes. These include primarily children’s issues, social responsibility, and political reform. His goal is always to focus on what can be done better and what needs to be developed in order to establish foundations for future success.
Mr. Hassenfeld has been honored many times for his efforts. His awards come from diverse organizations including universities, charitable organizations, political and religious communities as well as corporate institutes. Many are lifetime awards—which is a reflection of his beliefs. Alan has focused much time throughout his life on issues and concerns throughout the world. He used his position as Chairman of the Board at Hasbro to break barriers and build foundations, positively affecting the lives of people across the world.
Mr. Hassenfeld has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Pennsylvania. He has numerous honorary degrees from prestigious universities around the world. He lives in Rhode Island, USA with his wife.
Alan Edward Munn served as President and CEO of Tomy Europe from 1995 to 2005. Prior to joining Tomy, he was Senior V.P with Hasbro International, a position he held following the acquisition of Milton Bradley in 1984. He was Managing Director of Milton Bradley, UK, Holland and Eire from 1976-1984. A former management consultant, he was brought into Airfix Industries and then joined them from 1971 until 1976 as Deputy Managing Director.
In 1982, he was elected to the board of the British Toy and Hobby Association (BTHA) and was a director until retirement in March 2005. He was appointed Chairman from 1990-1992 and President from 1993-1996. Whilst Chairman, he went on to form Toy Industries of Europe (TIE), a Brussels-based action group representing the interests of the European toy industry. He was Chairman of TIE from 2000-2002 and President from 2002-2004. Also during his Chairmanship of the BTHA, he formed the Toy Trust, which is the UK toy industries’ charity for disadvantaged children. During his 10 years as chairman, more than £2,000,000 was raised and distributed to children’s charities both in the UK and International. He continues to serve on the Toy Trust committee.
In February 2005, Alan was honored by the Toy Retailers Association with a Lifetime Achievement Award for services to the toy industry. In June 2010, the BTHA also awarded Alan with a Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of his work with the Toy Trust and contribution to the toy industry.
Auret van Heerden
Auret van Heerden has over 40 years’ experience working on issues of human and labor rights. He began as a student in apartheid South Africa, serving two terms as President of the National Union of South African Students. After graduating he launched a number of NGO’s before going into exile in 1987.
He spent a dozen years with the ILO, two years as Labour Attaché in the South African Permanent Mission in Geneva, and 13 years as head of the Fair Labor Association before stepping down in December 2013.
He is currently developing a new Academy for Sustainable Business with campuses in China and elsewhere, and providing advisory services through his consultancy, Equiception. He serves on the Board of the Institute for Human Rights and Business and the Sustainability Advisory Board of Nespresso.
C.K. is a Hong Kong toy industry icon with over 55 years of service in the industry since the start of his career in 1962. For over 20 years he has served as Executive Committee in Hong Kong Toys Council and later in Toys Manufacturers Association of Hong Kong. Chairman of Toy Advisory Committee, Hong Kong Trade Development Council. Throughout his varied career he worked in a number of different toy companies, most recently as Managing Director and Vice Chairman of Blue Box Holdings Ltd. until his retirement in 2014.
Edena Low is Vice President, Corporate Social Responsibility and Environmental, Health & Safety (EH&S) at Mattel, Inc. In her role, Edena is responsible for creating a world-class Responsible Supply Chain, encompassing Workplace Safety & Health, Environmental Sustainability and Socially Responsible Manufacturing. Edena is focused heavily on partnership with line management to build a culture of care at Mattel and for their business partners throughout their global supply chain.
Edena is also responsible for Mattel’s Responsible Supply Chain Standards, making sure that all of their workplaces provide a safe work environment, treat employees fairly and ethically, and comply with local labor laws and industry standards. She also ensures that Mattel lives up to its commitments to reduce its impact on the planet. In additional to her global responsibilities, Edena has oversight for Mattel’s External Affairs in the Asia Pacific region. She is based in Hong Kong.
Prior to joining Mattel, Edena was Chief Operating Officer for North Asia and Vice President of Asia Pacific Legal and Government Relations at Wyndham Worldwide where she had lead business teams in introducing shared ownership models to the region, including best practices in regulation, and consumer protection mechanisms for the industry. She was a key member of the regional leadership team, and had responsibility for the North Asia business.
Edena formally trained as a lawyer, graduating with honours from the University of London, and began her career as a corporate lawyer at Singapore’s largest law firm of Allen & Gledhill, before deciding to take her skills in-house and has had stints at American Standard, Iomega and Ingram Micro, all US-listed corporations, where she was regional counsel.
Co-President, Just Play Toys, LLC. Geoffrey Greenberg is Co-Founder of Just Play, LLC, the #7 toy company in North America. Since its inception in 2010, he has overseen Product Development, Marketing, Licensing, and Operations. He was instrumental in establishing Just Play’s operations in Asia, building an office of over 200 people as well as forming manufacturing and R&D facilities. Domestically, he was responsible for building the team and facilities in the Pennsylvania and California corporate offices of over 100 people.
Before joining the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) in 2007, Jonas was a Senior Advisor to the UN Global Compact. Prior to that, he was Director Corporate Policy and Practice at the Prince of Wales International Business Leaders Forum, London, which he joined 2002. At IBLF he oversaw the Forum’s programmes ‘Business and Human Right and Conflict’ and ‘Business and Corruption’.
During 1996-2002 Jonas worked for the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs. During this tenure he worked at the Foreign Ministry in Stockholm and was posted to Mozambique and the United Kingdom.
Jonas holds Masters degrees in Law from the University of Stockholm and the London School of Economics. During 1992-1996 he was the vice chairman of the Swedish National Committee for United World Colleges.
Jonas has documented his experience and learning from eight years of managing the EITI in a book co-written by Deputy Head, Eddie Rich: Beyond Governments: Making Collective Governance Work - Lessons from the EITI (2015).
Jonas is married to Jenny and they have three sons.
Mrs. May Liang is President of the China Toy and Juvenile Products Association (CTJPA). In addition, Mrs. Liang has assumed the role of President of the International Council of Toy Industry (ICTI) since 2015. Prior to becoming President of CTJPA, she was Executive Vice President from 2005 until 2014 and Secretary General from 2000 until 2004.
She also serves as Vice Chair of China National Toy Standard Committee and China CCC Committee. Mrs. Liang has served as experienced industry advisor with the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT)，the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine(AQSIQ), China National Accreditation Service for Conformity Assessment(CNASCA), and National Science and Technology Awards Committee(NSTAC). Prior to joining CTJPA, she had 15 years of experience in government agency, research institute, trading cooperation and engineering factory. Mrs. Liang holds a Master of Engineering from China and an M.B.A. from the United States.
Michael J. Widman
Michael Widman is an international business, legal and compliance professional providing strategic and operational advice to consumer brands, retailers and licensees in the areas of responsible sourcing initiatives, social compliance programs, and licensing arrangements.
Until recently, Mr. Widman was head of The Walt Disney Company's International Labor Standards (ILS) Program where he built and managed one of the largest and most successful social compliance programs in the world. During his tenure at Disney, Mr. Widman’s responsibilities included managing a global team in developing and implementing Disney’s strategies and policies relating to the ethical production of Disney’s branded consumer products in Disney’s vertical retail and licensing businesses; overseeing Disney’s global ILS facility monitoring and compliance program; and managing external stakeholder engagement, collaboration and communication activities in the labor standards area. Mr. Widman also conceived Disney's Supply Chain Investment Program that has provided millions of dollars of grants to programs supporting worker empowerment and improvements in working conditions. In addition, Mr. Widman was responsible for restructuring Disney's product safety policies and program. Mr. Widman has also served as VP of Business Development for Disney’s Corporate Alliances Department where he was the successful development of Disney’s global sponsorship and marketing joint ventures with companies such as American Express, Nestle, GM, Coca-Cola and McDonald’s.
Mr. Widman has provided strategic consulting to international enterprises including MasterCard, McDonald's and DIRECTV
Michel Moggio is currently Director General of FJP, the French toy industry association since 2013.
Mr. Moggio was born in France and graduated from HEC Paris business school in 1978. He started his career in marketing functions for blue chip food companies and then gained 20 years of experience in the toy sector as General Manager of Hasbro French subsidiary and afterward Vice President International of Mega Brands inc.
Mr. Moggio is also a Board member of Toy Industries of Europe, European Nursery Products Confederation and serves as Vice President at the International Council of Toy industries.
President & CEO, ALEX BRANDS. Neil brings more than 40 years of experience of toy production. Mr. Friedman joined ALEX BRANDS in October 2014 to lead the toy company through its next growth phase which includes a newly opened worldwide headquarters and expansion into Europe.
As former president of Toys“R”Us and previously serving as president of Mattel Brands and president of MCA/Universal Merchandising, Mr. Friedman has a high-level understanding of the retailer, licensing and manufacturing sides of the toy and juvenile industry and how each side operates in sync.
While serving as president of Toys“R”Us, U.S., Mr. Friedman oversaw all merchandising, marketing, store operations, merchandise presentation, global sourcing and product development, as well as merchandise planning and allocation for the company’s more than 870 stores in the United States.
Mr. Friedman received a Doctor of Laws degree from Rider University in Lawrenceville, NJ in 2016, from where he holds a bachelor’s degree in finance. He currently resides in New York, NY with his wife, Amanda. They have five children and four grandchildren.
Pär Stenbäck has had a distinguished career, primarily in the public and nonprofit sectors. He was Editor at the Finnish Broadcasting Corporation from 1962-1968, then served for 15 years starting in 1970 as a Member of Parliament in Finland. He was the Minister of Education in Finland from 1979-1982, then the Minister of Foreign Affairs from 1982-1983 and now holds the honorary title of Minister.
Mr. Stenbäck was the International Youth Foundation’s Vice President for Europe from 1997-2006 and has also served as President, Foundation for Swedish Culture in Finland; Chairman of the Finnish Red Cross; Secretary General, Nordic Council of Ministers; Secretary General, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies; and Secretary General, Finnish Red Cross. Mr. Stenbäck is also an active member in various organizations including Chairman of the Senate, European Cultural Parliament; Founding and Executive Board member, International Crisis Group.
Roland Earl is currently Director General of the British Toy and Hobby Association since 2008 and before that served as its Marketing/Commercial Manager beginning in 2001. In 2007 he also served as Commercial Director of the National Children's Bureau in London. Mr. Earl is also a Board member of Toy Industries of Europe.
Prior to joining the BTHA, he worked at the Financial Times from 1992 until 2001 and was publisher for the media and telecoms division of the Financial Times Group.
Mr. Earl was born in London. He earned his BA in Philosophy, Politics and Economics at Oxford 1985-88 and his MSc from Cranfield University 1990-91.
Synésio Batista da Costa
Synésio Batista da Costa was among the founders of ABRINQ, the Brazilian Toy Industry Association 30 years ago and today is its President and CEO. He also heads the association’s foundation to advance the rights of children and leads the Latin American Toy Industry Association, Federación Latinoamericana de los Fabricantes de Juguetes. He is Vice President for the Americas of ICTI, the International Council of Toy Industries.
A highly successful businessman and entrepreneur, Mr. da Costa is also an experienced association leader, including the Brazilian Association of Certification Bodies (ABROC), the Brazilian Association of Childcare Articles (ABRAPUR), the Brazilian Institute for Qualification and Certification (IQB). In addition to his toy interests, he heads a large number of organizations and companies, many of them associated with the manufacture of musical instruments and promoting music education and children’s welfare. And he is a frequent advisor to the Brazilian government, through the Brazilian Entrepreneurs Coalition (CEB) and the Permanent Enterprise Committee (CEP) – both related to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MRE).
Mr. da Costa has also served on the Administrative Council of the Société Générale de Surveillance (SGS), the international testing, verification, and certification organization.
William S. Reese
Bill Reese was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of the International Youth Foundation in 2005, having joined IYF in May 1998 as its Chief Operating Officer. He was President and CEO of Partners of the Americas for twelve years. Previously, he served with the Peace Corps for ten years, first as a volunteer in Salvador, Brazil, then as director of Brazil operations, and in Washington as deputy director of the Latin American and Caribbean region.
He currently sits on the board of The Prince's Youth Business International in the UK as well as InterAction, where he served previously as Chair. Mr. Reese has also joined the Alcatel-Lucent Foundation Board and serves as a board member of two organizations committed to certifying best practices in global supply chains in the apparel and toy industries: W.R.A.P. and ICTI CARE Foundation.
Reflecting his interest in promoting international volunteerism, he has joined the boards of Encore International Service Corps and Global Citizen Year. Mr. Reese received his BA in Political Science from Stanford University and is a 1995 graduate of the Business School’s Executive Program.
Carmel Giblin is the CEO & President of the ICTI CARE Foundation and has been with the organisation since February 2015. She is responsible for the overall success of the ICTI CARE Process globally.
Carmel believes passionately that businesses globally have a duty to behave responsibly, at all times protecting the rights of their workers, the communities in which they operate and the environment in which they live and work and is proud to be part of the world’s leading initiative committed to improving the lives of workers involved in toy and juvenile products production.
Before joining ICTI CARE Carmel was the CEO of Sedex for five years – an organisation that, under her leadership, grew to become the largest technology and services company operating in the responsible sourcing sector globally.
Carmel’s earlier roles include: Head of Corporate Responsibility & Accessibility at Sky, Europe’s leading entertainment company, Buyer at retailers Somerfield, Waitrose and Exxon Mobil and in supplier organisations Britvic Soft Drinks and Allied Domecq in roles that included customer management, risk management and organisational design and effectiveness reviews.