Sophie Otiende

CEO, Global Fund to End Modern Slavery

Sophie Otiende describes herself as a feminist, teacher, and survivor advocate leader for human trafficking. She has worked with grassroots organizations for the last decade, primarily in program development, management, and fundraising. She is dedicated to women’s empowerment initiatives and growing grassroots organizations to develop programs that influence policy change. She is currently the Chief Executive Officer for the Global Fund to End Modern Slavery. Her background is in education, majoring specifically in business. Her advocacy on standards of care and survivor engagement has made her a standout leader in the sector and earned her recognition as the US Trafficking in Persons Report Hero 2020. She currently works as the Director of Consulting with Survivor Alliance and is the founder of Azadi Kenya which is a survivor-led collective based in Nairobi.