Ed Potter

Ed Potter
  • Director, Global Workplace Rights
    Coca-Cola Company

BA, Economics, Michigan State Univ.; Master's, Labour Economics and Collective Bargaining, Cornell; Law degree, American Univ. Extensive background in int'l labour, workplace rights and employment law issues, with 26 years' experience as attorney. Former Federal Mediator. 2005, joined The Coca-Cola Company; currently Director, Global Workplace Rights. Chairman, Labor and Employment Policy Committee, US Council for International Business; Member, Obama Administration's Consultative Group on forced and child labour in agriculture; Member, National Advisory Committee on Free Trade Agreements. Since 1997, US Employer Delegate, International Labour Organization; 1998, employer spokesperson for the negotiation of the ILO Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work; since 2005, employer spokesperson, ILO Committee on the Application of Conventions and Recommendations that holds countries accountable for their obligations resulting from the ratification of ILO conventions. Author of several books and articles.