Laura Okkonen

Investor Advocate

Laura is the Investor Advocate at Access Now. In this role she supports the BHR Program in the overall targets to drive systemic change across the private sector, hold companies accountable when they fail, and protect the rights of users at risk. In her role, Laura is able to draw from her extensive hands-on experience in the tech sector: prior to joining Access Now, she ran the BHR Program at Vodafone Group in London, UK. Prior to joining Vodafone Group, she was the Head of Human Rights at Nokia Corporation. Laura is the former Chair of the Telecommunications Industry Dialogue, and also served in the Board of the Global Network Initiative in 2017-2020. In addition to her role at Access Now, Laura currently also serves as a member in the Finnish National Human Rights Delegation.

Outside work, Laura’s favourite things in life include English Literature, Egyptian hieroglyphs and dog stalking – not necessarily in that order!

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