We started Ulula after years of talking to communities and workers.
Ulula was founded after years of engaging with communities and workers in the agriculture and mining and energy industry in the Niger River Delta, the steppes of Mongolia, Kazakhstan and Rwanda and the highlands of Peru.
Antoine’s previous work in the raw materials and energy sector exposed him to the realities of how large scale projects impact rural communities; bringing economic opportunities as well as significant social, economic and cultural changes and disruptions. He recognized how the ubiquity of simple mobile phones offered a means for communities and workers to organize and an untapped opportunity for more continuous social dialogue with private sector and government organizations.
He created Ulula—which means reveal in Chichewa, a Southern African dialect—to foster more transparency in global supply chains and provide practical tools to enable workers and communities to improve social, labor and human rights impacts.
Ulula supports responsible and transparent business practices through software and analytics to create a just society.
Ulula’s vision is a world where workers are actively engaged in informing and improving their working conditions. Where technology facilitates inclusive social dialogue to ensure workers can effectively and safely engage with suppliers, buyers and supporting third-parties to continuously drive progress towards better labor conditions in the workplace and improved livelihoods in the communities.
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We work with a network of strategic partners to provide end-to-end services and support to our clients. Learn about who we partner with and how we collaborate.
If you share our vision and passion and are interested in building more transparent, accountable and effective supply chains, please apply!
Ulula is committed to maintaining a diverse work environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants, regardless of race, colour, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status will receive consideration for employment. If you have any accessibility requirements or concerns regarding the hiring process or employment with us, please notify us so we can provide suitable accommodation.
Abdul is a Dedicated IT specialist offering 16+ years of well-rounded experience in virtualization, security, networking, and middleware administration. He excels in transforming IT projects from inception to execution, expertly managing technical support operations and diligently troubleshooting issues to identify root causes and prevent recurrence.
APAC Representative, Business Development
Agnès is a supply chain expert. She has been working in Asia for more than 15 years (China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore & Taiwan). With a very broad experience in retail, she has developed her expertise on the implementation of quality processes (food and non-food) in order to enhance, ensure and control the quality of products throughout the entire supply chain. Agnès is ISO 9001:2015 - Quality Management System and SA 8000 certified. Agnès has extensive field experience in commodities study, she has managed many projects "from farm to table" throughout her career and has been a member of the executive Committee of RSPO. Passionate and enthusiastic, she always has in mind to turn great idea into reality. Currently based in Taipei, she is working as a consultant and is the APAC Representative of Ulula to promote the innovative worker and community engagement technology. She is also a Climate Fresk facilitator.
Program Manager, Analytics
Alex Nguyen is a Program Manager and leads Analytics at Ulula. She is responsible for program development, coordination and client communication throughout the lifecycle of a project to ensure effective implementation and delivery of outputs. Her background is in international human rights law, labor rights, data analytics, internal innovation, project and change management. Prior to joining Ulula, Alex worked for several UN entities in Asia and New York, including the ILO.
Program Implementation Specialist
Alexandra is a Program Implementation Specialist with 7 years of experience in corporate social responsibility in several areas including auditing, report quality assurance, quality oversight, trainings, quality concerns and problem resolutions. Outside of work, Alexandra can be found spending time with family, reading books, dancing and watching movies.
Alfonso is a professional with over 10 years of experience in the field of social sustainability, particularly, in the design and implementation of Ethics and Human Rights Due Diligence programs internationally. At Ulula, Alfonso leads multiple projects in various industries where he is responsible for the co-design, implementation, stakeholder coordination and client communication throughout the life cycle of a project. Prior to joining Ulula, Alfonso worked as a consultant in the public and third sector and, most recently, leading the human rights agenda at G's Fresh, one of Europe's largest fresh produce suppliers. Outside of work, Alfonso enjoys hiking, climbing and travelling.
Technical Team Lead
Amir earned his BS in Computer Sciences, graduating with honors in 2004 from the University of South Asia. After graduation, he developed a penchant for PHP development and was quickly promoted to a Technical Team Lead. With over 10 years of experience specializing in PHP development, Amir offers innovative and resourceful ideas and performs as a great mentor for his teams.
Business Development Lead & Americas Representative
Andres Fernandez is Ulula's business development lead for the Americas and global partnerships lead. He has 10+ years of experience in sustainability and 5+ years helping global organizations implement technology tools within their operations to achive more sustainable and responsible supply chains. He helps his customers by guiding and supporting their sustainability journey through a consultative approach and customising solutions to their specific needs and context.
Founder and CEO
Antoine Heuty is the founder and CEO of Ulula. He is an experienced leader with experience from the public, private and third sector with a track-record designing and delivering innovative policy and practical solutions in over twenty countries. Antoine is the former Deputy Director of the Natural Resource Governance Institute – a leading international organization promoting the effective, transparent and accountable management of natural resources. He was a Public Finance Economist with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP). Antoine has authored various articles on transparency, social innovation, resource governance and economic development. He has also published and appeared in the Financial Times, Le Monde, CNN International, the BBC and other media. He has graduate degrees from the Institut d'Etudes Politiques in Paris, Oxford University and Columbia University.
Aparna works as a Program Manager at Ulula where she leads different projects through their lifecycle while coordinating with internal stakeholders and communicating with external partners and clients. She has a Ph.D. in the domain of Information and Communication Technologies for Social Development. Her award-winning doctoral research explored the use of decentralized Interactive Voice Response (IVR) systems among diverse low-literate and resource-poor mining communities in Jharkhand, India to create a hyper-local information infrastructure and grievance resolution platform. More recently, as a Postdoc at the University of Toronto, she also researched the socio-cultural factors inhibiting women and LGBTQ+ communities in South Asia from utilizing tech platforms to report instances of sexual harassment. At Ulula, Aparna is further exploring the intersections of technology and human rights in various supply chains.
Director of Partnerships & Operations
Arisa Goldstone is Director of Business Development at Ulula. She has spent over 10 years in the social sector with a focus on stakeholder engagement and innovation. In 2015, Arisa joined Ulula where she is responsible for cultivating and developing new strategic partnerships to scale impact and compliment partner solutions. Arisa also works directly on select client projects to design and implement worker voice programs across the globe in diverse sectors including agriculture and manufacturing. Prior to Ulula, Arisa worked at the Rotman Centre for Global Health and then at St. Michael's Hospital with a team providing community engagement advisory services to global health projects funded by The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Arisa holds a BSc (Hons) from the University of Toronto and an MBA with a specialization in strategy and sustainability from the Schulich School of Business.
As the Marketing Specialist at Ulula, Aroshi supports in the design and execution of the marketing strategy which includes enhancing Ulula's online presence, driving inbound lead generation and managing digital campaigns. Prior to working at Ulula, Aroshi completed internships in financial services, tech, and the public sector.
Working as the Senior Lead Developer on his current team, Asif works well under pressure while ensuring the stability and reliability of his fellow team’s software and products. He has over 15 years of experience in his field, and also excels in open source web development. Asif is well known for his dynamic personality and hands-on approach to solving complex problems with efficiency.
Program Implementation Specialist
Belise works as a Program Implementation Specialist at Ulula. She has a ton of experience in several areas including FOH restaurant management, program coordination in the non-profit sector and political fundraising and canvassing. She is passionate about international development. Outside of work, you can find her hiking mountains, listening to podcasts, and indulging in delicious food and drink.
Program Implementation Specialist
Bolaji is a Program Implementation Specialist with 5 years of experience in client management. She has a passion for building strong relationships with customers and is an expert in improving customer experience by implementing action plans to effectively address business needs. She also has a proven ability to implement solutions and processes that increase organizational efficiency. Bolaji hold a Bachelor's Degree in Business and Economics and has a Master's Degree in Applied Economics as well as an MBA. Outside of work, Bolaji can be found spending time with family and friends, trying to prepare new recipes or trying out new restaurants.
Dion Chang has a Master of Management Science degree, specializing in Data Analytics from the University of Waterloo. Having worked in the science field for many years, he discovered great interest in working with data. His analytical mindset and unique experiences allow him to look at things from different perspectives. Outside of work, Dion enjoys training in Mixed Martial Arts (Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Boxing, and Muay Thai).
Faraz is a Senior Software Engineer who enjoys the problem solving side of programming. He has been passionate about coding since his high school days and loves to think outside the box. During his professional career he has developed and delivered numerous projects for clients successfully.
Ghufran has over 10 years of experience developing modern, intuitive, and flexible interfaces for web and mobile applications. He is an Adobe Creative Suite expert, with proficiency in cutting edge front-end technologies such as Vue.js, Angular, and ReactJS.
Hiyam is a Data Scientist at Ulula. She is currently doing her MSc. in Computer Science at the American University of Beirut. Her thesis dissertation focuses on detecting semantic shifts and biases in Arabic political newspapers over a period of 150 years, using NLP techniques like contextualized and non-contextualized embeddings. She has 3+ years of experience in Data Science and Machine Learning, she also has several publications in the field of machine learning in peer-reviewed journals. She has worked on several projects in the field of Computational Social Science, some of which are predicting demand on primary health care centers with insight from the Syrian refugee crisis, as well as predicting dementia based on surveys conducted with elderly people in Lebanon. More recently, Hiyam has worked on incorporating Meta-Learning into the process of fake-news detection. She has solid experience working with Python, R, Keras, Tensorflow, and PyTorch.
Human Resources & Operations Manager
Ihechi is the Operations and Human Resources Manager at Ulula. With over 18 years extensive experience in both the public and private sectors; managing Business Operations, developing and implementing HR strategies, building strong productive teams and efficient Processes and Systems. Prior to Ulula, Ihechi worked in the Manufacturing, Finance and mostly in the Oil & Gas sectors. As a trained Quality Auditor, she believes in consistency and continuous improvement. She loves and promotes a fun work environment and is also passionate about health, fitness and fashion.
Irfan is a Computer Science graduate and web development enthusiast. He loves to write code and find solutions that positively impact peoples’ lives. Even after 10 years, his love for programming only continues to grow and he is always looking for ways to continue learning and improving. He has extensive knowledge and experience of developing large scale solutions using PHP, MySQL, and other web technologies.
Izzati Rahman is a Program Manager at Ulula. She leads various projects to ensure successful implementation and seemless execution of Ulula's tools for the clients. She is a licensed lawyer and her background covers human rights, dispute resolution, legal compliance and grievance management. Prior to joining Ulula, Izzati was a litigator and later held various portfolios in sustainability, grievance coordination, environmental and human rights crisis management. She spends her time outside of work with family, exploring hidden gems in her city and reading.
Konstantinos Lentas is the telecommunications engineer of Ulula. He has 20+ years of experience in all telecommunication technologies—ranging from satellite networks, VPN, wireless, analogue and digital voice, corporate level PBX, data, VoIP, IT infrastructure, to media broadcast and digital signage. He has an established record of delivering unique solutions and projects in the fields of financial, military, telecommunications, maritime, government, retail, and corporate sectors. He holds a BEng and MSc from Westminster University and certifications in Software engineering and networks. His main goal is to continuously evolve as an engineer and as a person inside the workplace. He spends his free time with family and friends, not refusing a good movie or sporting event.
Program Implementation Manager
Laura is our Program Implementation Manager at Ulula. She is the Lead of the Deployment team and has experience in deploying and implementing our technology in different types of projects. She focuses on configuration and works directly with our tech team and clients to ensure that Ulula obtains the data required to help organizations make more responsible supply chain decisions. She has a Bachelor's degree in International Business and Supply Chain, and a Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Business Management. When she isn’t glued to our platform, she likes to dance and visit new restaurants in Toronto.
Senior Finance and Operations Manager
Lisa Fedorova is an experienced financial professional with a Master’s degree in Finance and 10+ years of experience in financial and change management, operations, analysis, reporting, KPIs, and budgeting; working at international companies in the banking industry, transportation, and financial sectors. Lisa is passionate about improving companies’ financial performance, cost transparency, managing operations, and improving processes.
Lori Stamm is a Program Manager. She has been specializing in Business and Human Rights in Honduras for the past 6 years. She has a BA in International Development from Dalhousie University, and is pursuing a Masters in Mediation and Conflict Resolution at Euclid University, a United Nations International Treaty University. Lori has 10 years of professional experience in program coordination, international development and human rights. In her free time she likes to go hiking, read books and spend time with her family.
Mohsin Khokhar holds multiple Masters degrees including Business Marketing, Finance and Management Information System. He is a Certified Blockchain Architect, Certified Blockchain Developer and Full-Stack Web Application Developer, with over a decade of experience working with open-source technologies. He has an open mind towards new technologies, and understands how an application gets developed from concept to design, till the finished product. He has experience working with large-scale systems, and has built highly responsive, secure and optimized websites and mobile applications. He is an excellent communicator and can interact professionally with diverse groups.
Product Quality Analyst
Naël Qashshou brings over 10+ years of extensive and relevant tech and Product Quality Assurance Experience. He started his career at Scotiabank, CIBC, BMO, Air Canada and most recently, Wealthsimple. He is a resilient professional that thrives in times of change while demonstrating flexibility, an attitude of optimism and a mindset that’s open to learning. Naël has proven ability to thrive in multi-cultural, cross-functional & dynamic environments. He is highly skilled, perseveres under challenging situations and loves to make things better not only for myself but for those around him. Nael has a high degree of care for what he does at work & in life; and is passionate about social impact, people, storytelling, diversity & inclusion, equality, accessibility, safe workplaces, wellness, and reshaping the world through technology. Outside of work, Naël is an author, content creator, web designer and musician. He was Toastmasters Club President and volunteers for causes he believes in, like Big Brothers Big Sisters for over 5+ years.
Lead Software Developer
Nazzal has worked in the IT industry for over 11 years. He is currently working as a Lead Software Developer and has implemented a number of quality web-based applications. He ensures his teams are following the industry’s best practices in order to provide clients with the best possible product. Nazzal is a goal orientated person with an ambition to deliver the best technical solutions. He thrives in fast paced and rapidly changing environments.
Nouman is a professional with over 6 years of experience in the field of IT and Cloud Operations. At Ulula, Nouman is working as a Network Administrator where his core responsibilities are to take care of all Network and System level issues, provide support and maintain the Infrastructure by setting up Monitoring tools and also provide Cloud Solutions since he is a AWS certified. In his leisure time he enjoys going to the gym. He is a sportsman, a singer and loves traveling.
Rizwan has 13 years of diversified experience as a Principal Software Engineer and has worked within Laravel, Zend, CodeIgnitor, VueJS, jQuery, and open source applications. He excels in determining operational feasibility through in-depth analysis of requirements and conducting complete system reviews to find issues and propose innovative solutions.
Rizwan is a technology enthusiast with more than five years of experience in open source web development and .NET technologies. He has worked with many international clients from the U.S., Italy, and Panama on a wide range of projects including warehouse management systems, transportation management portals, and a medical field management system.
Director of Software Development
Ron Daligadu is the Director for Software Development responsible for all technology development and delivery at Ulula. Ron is an experienced Software Development professional with 30+ years of experience. He has deep roots as a developer and a proven track record leading teams of software engineers in the analysis, design, development, testing, deployment and support of both on-site and cloud-based mission-critical systems.
Sergio is a Program Manager at Ulula. He is responsible for program development, coordination and client communication. Sergio builds strategic partnerships and work environment, with clients from the public, private and civil society sectors. Sergio has 7+ years of experience in Social Compliance and Corporate Responsibility supporting brands' development and enhancing their social compliance programs with his wealth of experience from Audit firms such as Elevate Limited and Intertek Testing Services. Sergio has worn many hats in his career, as an Auditor, Trainer, Client Management and Operations Leader. Prior to Social Compliance, Sergio was the Sales Team Lead at Atento, in addition to working with the Marketing and Customer Service Units at American Express. On a personal front, Sergio lives in Puebla, Mexico and in his leisure time, plays semi-professional football and is keen on outdoor activities like hiking and camping.
Quality Assurance Engineer
Shakeel earned his BS in Software Engineering from COMSATS University in 2016. After graduation, he developed an interest in Automation and Manual Quality Assurance. He has acquired extensive experience in the field and is passionate about catching and resolving bugs with efficiency.
Europe Representative, Business Development
Thomas Radal is supply chain expert. He lived in Bangladesh and China for 7 years, where he visited more than 250 factories and numerous plantations of several commodities. He worked on developing concrete actions to drastically improve working conditions, traceability and prevent environmental pollution of an end to end supply chain for a large French retailer, from raw materials to the finished goods. He is currently based in France, working as a consultant and the Europe Representative of Ulula's business development team to promote the innovative worker and community engagement technology.
Quality Assurance Engineer
Umar completed his BS in Computer Science in 2012 and began his career as a Software Quality Assurance Engineer. He has acquired a significant amount of hands-on experience in Test Automation, API testing, Java, Databases, and Test Planning. He is passionate about software quality and the implementation of the best tools to deliver it.
Director of Programs
Vera Belazelkoska is the Director of Programmes at Ulula where she builds strategic partnerships and works with clients from the public, private and civil society sectors on program development and implementation. Vera has 10+ years of experience in international development work, focusing on community engagement, financial inclusion and education in parts of Asia, Africa, Central and South America - engaged with organizations like Opportunity International, Centro Conviven and the University of Chiang Mai. She was a Rotary International Peace Scholar in Argentina and holds a Masters in Political Economy of International Development from the University of Toronto, and a specialization in Social Economy and Local Development from the University of Buenos Aires School of Economics. Vera sits on the Steering Committee Against Modern Slavery in Canada, alongside representatives from UNICEF, World Vision and Fair Trade.
Program Implementation Specialist
Zahra is a proactive leader with over fifteen years of professional experience in project management, process development, regulatory compliance and policy implementation. A sustainability specialist, she manages large and complex projects from inception to conclusion. She applies critical thinking and analytical research, with proven problem solving skills. Zahra plans and implements initiatives to achieve measurable results, improving business by optimizing industry standards.
Zain is a Senior Software Engineer with around nine years of experience in web and mobile development. He has worked in a variety of applications including reservation and booking management, shopping carts, and survey management systems. He has worked with many international clients from the U.S, Canada, U.K, Australia, New Zealand, and the Middle East.
TenVenn Social Equity, LLC
Darryl has 20 years of experience working on supply chain sustainability issues and has been widely recognized for his vision and leadership in the field. He is the Founder and Principal of TenVenn Social Equity, LLC, which offers custom services in supply chain human rights across multiple industries, and he is the co-founder of R3, The Responsible Remediation Resource. Darryl has deep experience in the apparel, retail and electronics industries and has served on cross-sector boards, committees and working groups to advance the global agenda for human rights. He has been privileged to work in more than twenty countries around the world with stakeholders, such as the International Labour Organization (ILO), the World Bank Group, governments, trade unions, multinational companies, and labor and human rights NGOs.
Dr Emmanuel Letouzé is the co-Founder and Director of Data-Pop Alliance, a not-for-profit global coalition on Big Data, Artificial Intelligence and human development created in 2013 with the MIT Media Lab, Harvard Humanitarian Initiative (HHI), and Overseas Development Institute (ODI). He is a Connection Science Fellow at MIT, a Visiting Scientist at HHI, and a Research Associate at ODI. He is also a co-Founder and Chairperson of the Open Algorithms project (OPAL). He wrote UN Global Pulse's White Paper "Big Data for Development” in 2011 and has since then focused on new data’s applications and implications for human development, including poverty, inequality, migration, crime, fragile states, social cohesion climate resilience, official statistics, privacy and ethics.
Graziella (Grace) Barrasso has over 20 years experience as a sustainability practitioner for the mining sector where she has worked in various regions across the world. She is currently the Global Head Sustainability, Corporate Responsibility and Risk Management at ArcelorMittal Mining, based in Canada (since 2019).
Natural Resources Canada
Nadim has spent over twenty years building socially inclusive economies and communities. He’s worked locally, on efforts to improve the health and well-being of children, youth and families in Vancouver, as well as globally, as a human rights watchdog monitoring the global diamond industry. Having worked for industry, government and civil society he is well-positioned to translate across sectoral divides to facilitate collaborative action for sustainable development. Nadim has been recognized for his work by the International Committee of the Red Cross (Power of Humanity award, 2004), the Ontario Minister for Northern Development and Mines (commendation letter, 2015) and Natural Resources Canada (multiple awards, 2006-2012). In addition, he was one of four Canadians selected by the U.S. State Department to participate in the 2015 International Visitor Leadership Program, focused on sustainability and the extractive sector.
Yousuf is an ESG lawyer and strategist with deep expertise in business and human rights and a decade of experience advising Fortune 100 companies, governments, and international organizations on all aspects of strategic sustainability—from governance design and due diligence to crisis management and disputes. He is the Director of Atelier Aftab, an ESG law firm, and the Principal of Enodo Rights, a human rights strategy firm. Yousuf previously helped design and launch Debevoise & Plimpton LLP's Business Integrity Group; specialized in international disputes at Latham & Watkins LLP; and clerked at the Supreme Court of Canada. He is a Global Advisory Board member of Cornerstone Capital and the co-author of Business and Human Rights as Law (LexisNexis 2019), which was cited by the Supreme Court of Canada in its landmark ruling, Nevsun v. Araya. Yousuf is a devotee of tennis, magic realism, and the whims of his toddling despot. He lives in New York.