Leyla Nikjou 2018-06-20T14:50:20+00:00

Leyla Nikjou
Transparency Program Director

Leyla is a lawyer with a strong commitment to ocean protection, conservation and human rights. She joined Global Fishing Watch in May 2018 as Director of the Transparency Program with a vision to help in creating a new movement that encourages the public to protect the oceans through better information and enhanced transparency. Previously, Leyla served as Director of the Oceans Campaign for Parliamentarians for Global Action (PGA), a network of lawmakers from around the world. In that position, she developed a legislative campaign on fighting IUU Fishing involving  over 1300 members from 142 countries. Leyla, a Rotary Ambassadorial Alumna, is fluent in German, English, French, Farsi, Italian and Spanish. As a passionate surfer and freediver, Leyla greatly enjoys spending as much time as she can in the ocean.

Location: New York, NY