Kilian is an expert in supply chain transparency and legal disclosure. He is the Project Director for KnowTheChain, a Humanity United project dedicated to helping businesses and investors understand and address labor abuses within their supply chains. In this role he oversees all aspects of KnowTheChain’s strategy, publications, and business engagement.
In the past, Kilian has facilitated innovation workshops that have helped both private and public sector groups accelerate solutions to challenging supply chain management problems. He has consulted with Fortune 500 companies and used that experience to create guidance documents and engagement best practices for national governments, including the U.S. Department of Labor and the European Commission. Prior to joining HU, Kilian conceptualized and led Free2Work, a risk assessment and evaluation tool designed to inform brands how they can reduce human trafficking risks in their supply chains.
As Vice President of Programs for Not For Sale, he oversaw programs in six countries that enhanced the livelihoods of those vulnerable to human trafficking. Kilian’s work is grounded in a deep understanding of the needs and nuances of protecting human rights in decentralized global systems.
Kilian has lectured on sustainable supply chain management and corporate social responsibility at the University of Technology Sydney, and the University of San Francisco, where he developed and taught a new MBA course on Sustainable Supply Chain Management.