Dr Sharon Sadeh
Founder and Managing Director
Managing Director and founder of GreenGrade Solutions, Sharon has led complex compliance projects across multiple countries and developed and patented the methodology behind Green Grade's systems. Sharon has briefed financial institutions (including Morgan Stanley, Legal and General), the World Economic Forum and the UK government on ethical trade matters, and appeared on national and international media, including BBC TV and Radio. Sharon is Founding Member and a mentor at the Institute of Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability (ICRS). He holds a lead auditor certificate in social systems, and a PhD from University College London.
Product and Customer Success Manager
US-educated bio-medical electronics engineer, Shamim worked for General Electric as an IT Engineer and then founded a fashion online e-commerce business within the retail industry. He is responsible for the product and technical development of Green Grade's platforms. With more than 10 years of experience in the technology sector, Shamim is also trained in social systems audits by SGS and speaks fluent Bengali.
Andrea Van Rest
Senior Compliance Consultant
Andrea is an experienced social systems auditor with extensive knolwedge of factories in the UK and Netherlands. She has been working with major organsiations and led large scale projects in the Netherlands, Malaysia and Japan during her stints with major law and banking firms. A holder of LLM from Utrecht University, she gained lead auditor certificates in Social Systems, Environmental Management Systems (EMS) as well as occupational health and safety (OHS) management. Andrea is also the core member of our Upskill content development team.
Sayeed M. A. Ahad
Standards and Compliance Adviser
Sayeed is an experienced factory auditor and inspector. He was accredited by Walmart, Tesco, Home Depot and other leading global brands to perform various audits, including social audits (SMETA), factory technical audits, inspections and lab tests. His six-year audit focus at Bureau Veritas was in consumer product factories across the UK and Asia. He holds an MBA from the Univerisity of Gloucestershire and speaks several languages, including Bangla, Hindi and Urdu.
India Operations Lead
Anneysa, Green Grade's India operations manager, has a background in Corporate Social Responsibility and mapping the downstream stages of supply chain. She holds an MSc in CSR from University of York and is experienced in managing multi-faceted projects in Asia and the UK. Anneysa is fluent in English, Bangla and Hindi, and is passionate about charitable causes.
Rezaul Hoque (Rumi)
Ethical Compliance Specialist
Rumi, a compliance remediation expert, held admin and HR positions in renowned garment factories, including Panache and Youngone. He was responsible for compliance and audit preparations and was trained by the Fire Service and Civil Defence department and by the Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety. He holds a Master's degree in accounting.
GreenGrade’s development team consists of an interntional team of professionals with a broad range of experience, with specific expertise in Ruby, Native Java/iOS, PHP and Lingo.
Our support team is based in UK, India and Bangladesh, thus providing our clients with hands-on customer service. The support team covers the areas of Administrative, Technical and Application Support.
Our sales team is tasked with bringing our platforms to market within various industries, as well as promoting the Audience Response Technology products of our commercial partner, Turning Technologies LLC. Our team is responsible for creating a product channel into various international locations.
Michael has over 25 years of experience in senior management roles, including commercial director at Cable and Wireless, global supply chain director at Lend Lease plc, and non-exec director at NHS Foundation Trusts. He is specialising in negotiation, influencing and persuasion, as well as managing strategic partnerships and alliances, building global organisations and managing across cultures.