VP of Traceability, Phillips-Van Heusen (PVH) Corporation
Pamela Fierst-Walsh is the former U.S. Senior Advisor for Conflict and Critical Minerals at the U.S. Department of State. She has more than 17-years of global affairs expertise at the U.S. Department of State. As the U.S. representative to the Kimberley Process (KP), Pamela led the United States in complex negotiations aimed at eliminating conflict diamonds from the rough diamond commercial supply chain. Pamela partnered with the industry associations and NGOs like IMPACT, Human Rights Watch, and others, to solicit views, understand market imperatives, advocate for stronger policies, and incorporate human rights and environmental concerns at every stage of the diamond supply chain. In her capacity as Senior Advisor for Conflict & Critical Minerals, Pamela worked at the intersection of sustainability and technology to ensure broad international partnerships that would strengthen U.S. economic and defense interests. Notably, Pamela led the Public-Private Alliance for Responsible Minerals Trade (the PPA) as a member of the Governance Committee and lead U.S. government representative to establish and support conflict-free minerals supply chains in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Great Lakes Region. She has worked in and traveled throughout Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, and Middle East. Pamela holds a J.D. from the Maurer School of Law at Indiana University and a Master’s in National Strategic Studies from the National War College. She is based in Washington, DC and currently works as VP of Traceability for PVH, Inc.