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Chris Jochnick

President & CEO, Landesa


Chris Jochnick is a global land rights expert with decades of experience in international development and human rights. He joined Landesa as CEO in August 2015 after leading Oxfam America’s work on private sector engagement for the prior decade. Jochnick is the co-founder and former director of two pioneering nonprofit organizations: the Center for Economic and Social Rights and the Ecuador-based Centro de Derechos Economicos y Sociales. Prior to Oxfam, Jochnick worked as a corporate attorney with the Wall Street law firm Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton and Garrison, on matters of corporate governance and social responsibility. He is a graduate of Harvard Law School, where he teaches a course on business and human rights, and a former fellow of the MacArthur Foundation and Echoing Green.

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