Mattias has a particular interest in Southeast Asia and his primary areas of expertise include:
- International labour migration and human rights
- Fair and ethical recruitment of migrant workers
- Responsible supply chain management and decent work
- Modern slavery and forced labour
Prior to joining Ergon in August 2018, Mattias worked for the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Vietnam and Cambodia, focusing on labour migration and skills development, corporate responsibility and modern slavery, and helped develop a compliance assessment tool for private recruitment agencies in Vietnam.
During his time in Cambodia, Mattias supported IOM with project development and management and conducted field research for a master’s thesis on the irregular migration system between Cambodia and Thailand and the emerging migration industry. Mattias holds a MSc. in International Development and Management from Lund University, and a BA in Global Studies from the University of Gothenburg.