Vijay Simhan

As Senior Manager, Forced Labor & Human Trafficking, Vijay supports Humanity United’s Human Trafficking & Labor Migration portfolio.

Before joining HU, Vijay was Program Officer with Winrock International, where he led work on civic engagement and governance issues for USG-funded projects in Africa and South Asia. He also served as lead for a private sector-funded project regarding child labor and forced labor in corporate supply chains in Sub-Saharan Africa and South America. In addition, he served as Program Director for Winrock’s John D. Rockefeller 3rd Scholars Program, a grant-marking initiative that supports local researchers to conduct applied research on pressing challenges facing their communities.

Prior to Winrock, Vijay worked at the United States Institute of Peace as a Senior Specialist where he managed a portfolio of work around issues of good governance, security, and the rule of law. This included working on a justice and security initiative that brought together security sector actors, civil society, and other key stakeholders to discuss and resolve conflict in places like Nepal, Myanmar, Iraq, and Libya.

Vijay holds bachelor’s degree in literature and a master’s degree in South Asia studies from the George Washington University in Washington, DC.