Joseph is SOMO’s Advocacy Director and has a broad experience and expertise in corporate accountability across a wide range of sectors, including energy, extractives, manufacturing and finance.
After leading the OECD Watch network for 15 years between 2005-2020, he now serves as a Senior Advisor to the network. He frequently assists communities and workers in documenting human rights and environmental violations, asserting their rights and seeking remedy for corporate abuse. Joseph serves as an Independent Advisor to the Social and Economic Council (SER) of the Netherlands and is on the Advisory Board of the Dutch National Contact Point for the OECD Guidelines.
Joseph holds Bachelor degrees in Political Science and Spanish from the University of North Carolina at Asheville, and a Master’s degree in political science from Tulane University. In 2013, he received a Ph.D. in political science and governance from the University of Twente in the Netherlands. He joined SOMO in 2005.