Human Rights Director, Mars, Incorporated
Marika is Human Rights Director at Mars, Incorporated. She leads global human rights strategy, policy, guidance, external engagement, and governance, collaborating with groups across the Mars business and value chain to advance respect for human rights. This work focuses on human rights in Mars operations, in Mars first-tier supplier workplaces, and in extended supply chains to origin level. It includes action on priority issues such as modern slavery and child labor. Marika co-chairs the Consumer Goods Forum’s task-force on forced labor and is a member of The Aspen Institute’s Leaders Forum.
Previously, Marika spent ten years at The Coca-Cola Company where she led sustainability and public affairs partnerships, policies and programs. Prior to joining Coca-Cola, she worked for Oxfam America on economic development and human rights in Washington DC and Southeast Asia. She received her Master’s in Public Policy from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government. Marika is from Hawaii and has lived in Cambodia, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Sri Lanka and Vietnam. She is now based at Mars headquarters in Washington DC.