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Avedis Seferian

President & CEO

Avedis H. Seferian joined WRAP in 2004 and became its President and CEO in 2012. He has extensive knowledge of social responsibility issues within the highly complex worldwide supply chains of the apparel, textile and footwear sectors. A recognized expert in the area of social compliance and responsible sourcing, he often speaks on topics in this field at different forums around the world, and has contributed to many leading trade publications and news outlets. Mr. Seferian serves on the Board of Advisors of the Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety, as well as the Stakeholder Board for the Association of Professional Social Compliance Auditors.

Mr. Seferian began his career working for a business research and development organization before migrating over to legal research. Prior to joining WRAP, he was with a small law firm in Washington, DC. Mr. Seferian has also taught in various capacities in the business and legal arenas. He speaks five languages and holds three degrees from three separate continents – a Bachelor’s in Economics from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi University in India; an MBA from the American University of Armenia; and a Juris Doctor from the Georgetown University Law Center in the United States, where he was a Law Fellow and made the Dean’s List.

Mr. Seferian is a member of the American Bar Association and the Virginia State Bar. He resides in Fairfax, Virginia with his wife and 2 sons.


August 23, 2016
“Protecting your Name: How Social Compliance Secures Your Business Reputation”
2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM
August 21, 2017
Increasing Importance of Social Compliance in an Era of Uncertainty
2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM
May 21, 2018
How Responsible Sourcing Applies To You
03:30 PM  -  04:15 PM
August 20, 2018
How Responsible Sourcing Impacts Your Bottom Line
4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM
May 28, 2019
How Responsible Sourcing Impacts Your Bottom Line
Main Stage
1:15  -  2:00
August 20, 2019
How Social Compliance Boosts Business Competitiveness
Main Stage
11:45  -  12:30
September 11, 2019
Protecting Your Brand
3:30  -  4:15
May 27, 2020
Responsible Sourcing in the Post-Pandemic World
02:00 PM
November 11, 2020
Social Compliance & the Modern Supply Chain
Enterprise Connect
2:00  -  2:45
November 12, 2020
From Data to Doorstep: Innovations Powering the New “Slow Fashion Supply Chain”
Enterprise Connect
11:45  -  12:30
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