Duncan Jepson Joins Board of Directors
November 15, 2023
Responsible Alpha is honored to announce that Duncan Jepson, Esq. has joined our Board of Directors. Duncan was the founder and managing director of Liberty Shared, a leading NGO that focused on anti-human and wildlife trafficking, and environmental crime.
In 2023, he received a Certificate of Merit from the World Customs Organization for the first of its kind investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice and Homeland Securities Investigation and successful settlement addressing forced labor in the global supply chain of a Fortune 500 company, Goodyear Tire and Rubber Corporation.
He led successful actions to ban by U.S. Customs and Border Protection of both palm oil and sugar imports into the U.S. In 2020, Liberty Shared was awarded the first Executive Associate Director Award of Homeland Security Investigations for “Exemplary Partnership” for work on forced labor.
Duncan has recently joined the faculty at USC Dornsife Wrigley School Institute of Environment and Sustainability. He taught policy and social entrepreneurship at Princeton University, strategic leadership at the Eisenhower School at the National Defense University and is an affiliated scholar at Georgetown University’s Institute for the Study of International Migration, where he taught corporate accountability.
Previously, he was Head of Legal for BNY Mellon Investment Management Asia Pacific and for nearly a decade was Regional General Counsel and Head of Compliance at ING Investment Management Asia Pacific, one of Asia’s largest investment businesses, responsible for M&A, governance, product development and internal investigation.
In the 1990s, before becoming a corporate finance lawyer, he ran a supply chain consultancy based in the UK and China. He has a degree in accountancy and financial management, an MBA and is a qualified solicitor of England and Wales.
He has written and produced various films and novels and is currently Special Adviser to The Santa Marta Group.