Matt Friedman is an international human trafficking expert with more than 27 years of experience as an activist, programme designer, evaluator, and manager. He is chief executive officer and co-founder of The Mekong Club, an organisation of Hong Kong-based private sector business people who have joined forces to fight human trafficking in Asia. From 2006 to 2012, Matt was the regional project manager of the United Nations Inter-Agency Project on Human Trafficking. Prior to this (1991-2006), he worked for the United States Agency for International Development in Thailand, Bangladesh and Nepal. He is the author of Where Were You? A Profile of Modern Slavery.