Melike Yetken

Melike Yetken
  • Senior Adviser, Corporate Responsibility
    US Department of State

BSc (Hons), Public Affairs, Indiana Univ. Former: Director for African Affairs at the National Security Council, the White House responsible for the US-Africa Leaders Summit and the President Obama's economic agenda in Africa, lead negotiator, UN General Assembly, NY and Geneva, for contentious negotiations on human rights in N. Korea, Burma, Iran, Somalia, Sudan. Consultations with African Union in Gambia, Ghana, Ethiopia, S. Africa, Swaziland, Sudan. 2005, Special Assistant to US Ambassador in Ethiopia. May 2007, first US Gov't rep. to participate in African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights (ACHPR), Ghana. May 2008, represented US at ACHPR session, Swaziland. Coordinated logistics for US President in advance of trips several times. 2004, Section Chief, Business and Human Rights, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor. Currently Senior Adviser on Corp. Responsibility, Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs; US National Contact Point for OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises. Manages PPPs and multistakeholder initiatives with other governments, multilateral institutions, Fortune 500 companies, NGOs. Responsible for US National Action Plan on Responsible Business Conduct.