Erinch Sahan

Private Sector Adviser

Erinch Sahan

As a policy adviser, Erinch works cross-divisionally on Oxfam GB's engagements with the private sector. This includes both positive partnerships with and campaigning against companies. His professional background is both in business strategy and market-based rural development programs. 

Most recently, he worked for AusAID as a rural development specialist, designing and evaluating aid programs in Indonesia. Prior to entering the development world, Erinch worked as a market strategist at Procter & Gamble and ran a start-up furniture business in Australia. He also worked with franchising models and developed financial instruments for clients as a trainee solicitor. 

Erinch's academic background is in Law and Finance, and he completed an honours research thesis on the impact of trade liberalisation on Turkish apparel manufacturers in 2003. He has also completed a masters degree in International Law and has written a thesis on how WTO (World Trade Organization) law relates to border-tax adjustments on carbon.

All posts by Erinch Sahan

Behind the brands campaign poster

Behind the Brands: what progress one year on?

In February 2013 we launched an ambitious campaign using the power of consumers and investors to hold the world's biggest food and drinks companies to account for what happens in their supply...

Small is beautiful on World Food Day

With 'Sustainable Food Systems' the theme of this year's World Food Day, Erinch Sahan reminds both governments and private sector investors of their duty to actively support small-scale...

Kalpana Oli, spraying insecticide on her mustard crop, in Surkhet, Nepal. Kelpana is a member of a Co-operative, which is supported by Oxfam’s Enterprise Development Programme. Credit: Oxfam / Aubrey Wade

A call to policy makers – support small-scale agriculture

There's an agricultural bonanza happening right now in the developing world. Global partnerships are being struck, key players are being mobilised and grand declarations are being made to change...

Traffic lights showing amber

We give Greening a green light on growth (well, amber, anyway...)

As the UK Secretary of State for International Development outlines plans for tackling poverty through growth, we welcome her focus on addressing land and gender injustices.  ...

Smallholder farmers in Zimbabwe. Annie Bungeroth/Oxfam

Six steps to good private investment in agriculture

Private investment can be a potent tool in the fight against poverty, but it needs to be done in the right way. Erinch Sahan outlines what's needed to make private sector investment work for...