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Jacob Sarkodee

Leaders Asia-Pacific 2022

Role

Chief Impact Officer, IJM

Location

Australia

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Biography

Jacob Sarkodee is the chief impact officer at International Justice Mission (IJM) Australia. IJM is a global organization dedicated to abolishing the slave trade everywhere. In his role, Jacob is responsible for leveraging and optimizing the full impact of IJM’s justice strengthening programs that safeguard people in poverty from violence. His areas of concentration include forced labor, human trafficking, online sexual exploitation of children, and violence against women and children. He has played a vital role in advancing the organization’s activities across the Asia Pacific and South Asia. His family’s history, particularly the legacies of his grandfather and great-grandfather from Ghana, encouraged him to pursue this work and seek justice for those living in poverty.