Ron has more than a decade of hands-on experience of leading efforts to respect human rights at the corporate level. He was Head of Corporate Responsibility at the ABB Group, focusing on due diligence, capacity building and engaging with societal partners (including communities, suppliers and investors) in different parts of the world until his retirement in 2016.

Among other current human rights-related positions, he is co-chair of the steering group of the Global Business Initiative on Human Rights and lectures on corporate responsibility.

Ron is a former newspaper and radio journalist, working for 25 years in the United Kingdom, Middle East and Switzerland concentrating on international current affairs.