Phoebe Ewen is the programme director at The Mekong Club. Mekong Club focuses on developing practical tools and solutions to the fundamental drivers of modern slavery, harnessing the reach and influence of the private sector to develop sustainable solutions on a global scale. As programme director, Phoebe manages the design, implementation, and monitoring of these anti-slavery programmes, covering industries from financial services to supply chain management. She also coordinates the overarching strategic planning of Mekong Club, developing relationships and collaborations across countries and industries and further the collective goal of ending modern slavery.
Prior to Mekong Club, Phoebe worked in anti-money laundering for a global financial service provider. This role comprised developing comprehensive anti-money laundering strategies, risk assessment methodologies, and training programmes within the commercial banking sector.
Phoebe has published multiple articles and thought leadership pieces on the role that the private sector plays in combatting modern slavery, from the application of technology for supply chain transparency to the analysis of suspicious transactions to identify illicit activity. She has conducted training and awareness sessions for a range of private and public sector bodies across Asia Pacific and Europe, with a focus on the upskilling of key private sector actors to combat modern slavery in their daily roles.
Phoebe holds a Masters degree with honours in International Relations from the University of Nottingham in the UK, and focused her masters thesis on supply and demand factors driving modern slavery in Asia. She holds a Bachelors degree with honours in Management with Chinese Studies, and spent time studying in Zhejiang province, China. She is also ACAMS accredited as a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist.