Lene Wendland

Chief, Business and Human Rights Unit, Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)

Lene Wendland is Chief of the Business and Human Rights Unit in UN Human Rights. Lene directs the UN Human Rights’ Corporate Accountability and Remedy Project, which aims to enhance accountability and access to remedy in cases of business involvement in human rights abuses. She also directs a new initiative by UN Human Rights – the B-Tech Project – applying the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights to key human rights challenges related to digital technologies. Lene is a member of the FIFA Independent Human Rights Advisory Board and represents UN Human Rights in the Governance Committee of the Centre for Sport and Human Rights. Lene holds a Masters degree in law from the University of Copenhagen.