Christine Jesseman, Senior Researcher/Coordinator: Human Rights and Business Special Programme, the post draws on both Christine’s practical commercial experience and her training in human rights. Christine is an admitted attorney of the High Court of South Africa. She obtained her B.Comm and LL.B degrees with distinction from the University of Pretoria and thereafter her LL.M (human rights and civil liberties) with distinction as a Commonwealth Scholar at the University of Leicester. Christine was the recipient of a South African National Research Foundation Prestigious Scholarship for doctoral studies abroad and commenced her PhD at Cambridge University as a member of Girton College. Having returned to South Africa, she aspires to complete her PhD at a South African institution. Christine also brings to the table her experience of the corporate sector. She has experience in private practice and has been involved in specialised commercial transactions, public private partnerships, legislative exposure and multi-party negotiations.