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Erinch Sahan

Head of Private Sector Team (acting)


Office Location: Oxford, UK

Erinch currently leads the private sector team at Oxfam Great Britain. Since 2011, Erinch has been working at Oxfam to leverage business to tackle poverty and injustice. His work spans programmes (enterprise development) and campaigns (leading the scoring of food companies in the Behind the Brands campaign). He works directly with companies across sectors to help them understand their poverty impacts and develop new business models.

Erinch's background is in business (Proctor & Gamble), law (Gadens Lawyers) and government (development advisor to Australia's trade negotiation team in Indonesia).He has worked across Asia and Africa, working with development programmes and businesses to to leverage markets to tackle poverty. He regularly lectures on sustainable business at various universities, including Cambridge and sits on a number of industry-led advisory committees, including the Sustainable Agriculture Initiative and the Global Dairy Agenda for Action. Erinch's academic background is in Law and Finance.

As well as blogging for Policy & Practice, Erinch also regularly features as a guest blogger on From Poverty to Power. Recent posts include:

Erinch Sahan's blog posts