Kilian is an expert in supply chain transparency and legal disclosure. He is the Project Director for KnowTheChain, a Humanity United project dedicated to helping businesses and investors understand and address labor abuses within their supply chains. In this role he oversees all aspects of KnowTheChain’s strategy, publications, and business engagement.
Prior to joining HU, Kilian conceptualized and led Free2Work, a risk assessment and evaluation tool designed to inform brands on how they can reduce human trafficking risks in their supply chains. Previously, he was the Vice President of Programs for Not For Sale, where he oversaw programs in six countries that enhanced the livelihoods of those vulnerable to human trafficking. Kilian has lectured on sustainable supply chain management and corporate social responsibility at the University of Technology Sydney, and the University of San Francisco, where he developed and taught a new MBA course on Sustainable Supply Chain Management.
Kilian holds a bachelor’s degree in international studies from the University of San Francisco. He holds a minor in European studies and catholic social thought.