Auret van Heerden has more than 30 years of experience in advising governments and other stakeholders on policies to strengthen industries and helping to build more resilient economies. He is currently CEO of the Swiss consulting company Equiception. Prior to Equiception, Auret worked as the president and CEO of the Fair Labour-Association (FLA) in Washington D.C. and for the International Labour Organization (ILO) in Geneva. Auret and SUSA cooperate on government strategy-advisory projects for the apparel sector in Ethiopia and Georgia.