Executive Director, Article 19 @18th IACC
Thomas Hughes joined ARTICLE 19 as Executive Director in October 2013. He is the founder and former Director of the social purpose enterprises, Diversity (an international advertising network for online news media from human rights repressed countries) and VirtualRoad.org (a secure hosting service that protects the websites of civil society organisations).
Politician, Cambodia & Former Member of Parliament, Battambang @18th IACC
Mu Sochua is an outspoken and respected Cambodian politician who has dedicated her life to fighting for women’s rights and democracy in Southeast Asia. As the daughter of disappeared Sino Khmer parents, Sochua spent most of her young-adult life in exile in the United States. When she returned to Cambodia in 1991, she strove to rebuild her country, first by founding Khemara, an NGO for women’s empowerment, and by joining the FUNCINPEC party. She eventually won a seat in Parliament, where she served as the first Minister of Women and Veterans’ Affairs between 1998 and 2004.
Chief Executive Officer & Executive Director, UN Global Compact @18th IACC
Lise Kingo is the CEO and Executive Director of the United Nations Global Compact, which is the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative with more than 13,500 signatories from 170 countries that have committed to aligning strategies and operations with universal principles on human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption, and taking actions that advance societal goals.
Prior to joining the UN Global Compact in 2015, Ms. Kingo was Chief of Staff, Executive Vice-President and member of the Executive Management team at Novo Nordisk A/S.
Ms. Kingo holds multiple degrees including a MSc in Responsibility and Business Practice from the University of Bath, United Kingdom and a B.Com. in Marketing Economics from the Copenhagen Business School.
Chief of Staff and Sherpa to the G20, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development @18th IACC
Gabriela Ramos is the OECD Chief of Staff and Sherpa to the G20. Besides supporting the Strategic Agenda of the Secretary General, she is responsible for the contributions of the Organisation to the global agenda, including the G20 and the G7. She leads the Inclusive Growth Initiative and the New Approaches to Economic Challenges and also oversees the work on Education, Employment and Social Affairs (including gender).
Previously, she served as Head of the OECD Office in Mexico and Latin America, co-ordinating several reports on Mexico to advance the health and education reform. She developed the OECD’s Mexico Forum and edited and launched the “Getting it Right” flagship publication series.
Prior to joining the OECD, Ms Ramos held several positions in the Mexican Government, including Director of Economic Affairs (and OECD issues) in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Technical Secretary at the Office of the Minister for the Budget. She has also held several positions as Professor of International Economy at the Universidad Iberoamericana and at the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México. Ms Ramos holds an MA in Public Policy from Harvard University, and was a Fulbright and Ford MacArthur fellow. She was decorated with the Ordre du Merit by the President of France, François Hollande, in 2013.
Lars Løkke Rasmussen
Prime Minister, Denmark @18th IACC
Born May 15th 1964 in Vejle.
Married to Sólrun Løkke Rasmussen, three children
Master of Laws, University of Copenhagen, 1992
2015- Prime Minister of Denmark
2012-2015 Chairman of the Board for and founder of “LøkkeFonden”
2012-2014 Chairman of the Board for The Global Green Growth Institute
2009-2011 Prime Minister of Denmark
2009-Chairman of the Liberal Party
2007-2009 Minister of Finance
2001-2007 Minister for the Interior and Health
1998-2009 Vice-chairman of the Liberal Party
1998-2001 County mayor of Frederiksborg County
1998- Member of the central board of the Liberal party
17th Chief Justice, the Supreme Court of Canada @18th IACC
Former Comptroller General, Brazil @18th IACC
Jorge Hage served as Minister of State, Head of the Comptroller General's Office of Brazil from 2006 to 2015. Previously he was Executive Secretary of the Comptroller General's Office, and served as an OAS International Consultant in Public Administration, on missions in Argentina and Venezuela.
Rose Gill Hearn
Principal Municipal Integrity, Bloomberg Associates @18th IACC
Rose Gill Hearn served as Commissioner of the New York City Department of Investigation (DOI) from 2002 through 2013 and was the longest-serving Commissioner in its 140-year history... Rose’s leadership led to significant increases in DOI’s productivity, including assets recovered for NYC, and a comprehensive corruption-prevention program. In 2013, Rose also helped create the Center for the Advancement of Public Integrity at Columbia Law School, which focuses on accountability in government and municipal jurisdictions throughout the world, and chairs its Advisory Board.
Chair, Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization (GAVI)& Former Minister of Finance, Nigeria & Former Managing Director, World [email protected] IACC
Dr Okonjo-Iweala brings more than 30 years of development and financial expertise to the Gavi Board. She has twice served as Nigeria’s Finance Minister, most recently between 2011 and 2015 – a role that encompassed the expanded portfolio of the Coordinating Minister for the Economy. In 2006 she served as Foreign Affairs Minister. She has also held several key positions at the World Bank, including as Managing Director.
Minister for Development Cooperation, Denmark @18th IACC
Ulla Pedersen Tørnæs, born 4 September 1962 in Esbjerg, daughter of fishing-vessel master and former Minister Laurits Tørnæs and director Katty Tørnæs.
• Member of Parliament for the Liberal Party in Greater South Jutland constituency from 13 November 2007 to 30 June 2014.
• Member of Parliament for the Liberal Party in Ribe County constituency from 21 September 1994 to 13 November 2007.
• Candidate for the Liberal Party in City of Esbjerg nomination district from 2007 to 2012.
• Candidate for the Liberal Party in Esbjerg nomination district from 1994 to 2006.
• Minister for Development Cooperation from 28 November 2016.
• Minister for Higher Education and Science from 29 February 2016 to 28 November 2016.
• Minister for Development Cooperation from 18 February 2005 to 23 February 2010.
• Minister for Education from 27 November 2001 to 18 February 2005.
• Political spokeswoman 1998-2001.
• Member of the management committee of the parliamentary group of the Liberal Party 1994-2001.
• Member of the European Parliament for the Liberal Party 1 July 2014 – 29 February 2016.
Chief External Affairs Officer, BHP @18th IACC
As Chief External Affairs Officer, Geoff has global accountability for BHP’s risk and reputation, including sustainability and public policy, compliance, health and safety, government relations, communications and internal audit. Geoff joined BHP as Chief Legal Counsel in June 2013 and assumed his current role in March 2016.
Geoff also leads the Group’s engagement with the BHP Foundation, a charitable organisation funded by BHP, that focuses on improving natural resource governance, education outcomes and environmental resilience.
Prior to BHP, Geoff was a partner at Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) for 17 years, with a broad practice across its network of Australian and international offices. His work at HSF spanned corporate and regulatory advisory work, risk management, investigations and disputes.
Geoff plays a prominent role in the international external affairs community, appearing regularly at conferences to speak on topics such as social licence to operate, transparency and human rights. He is also a director of the Grattan Institute, a leading Australian public policy think tank.
Pascale Hélène Dubois
Integrity Vice President, World Bank Group @18th IACC
The Integrity Vice Presidency (INT) contributes to the World Bank’s core mission of promoting development and reducing poverty by ensuring that funds are used for their intended purposes. As the head of INT, Ms. Dubois manages investigations in connection with allegations of fraud and corruption in World Bank Group-financed projects, as well as allegations of significant fraud or corruption involving World Bank Group staff. INT also supports the operational units of the World Bank Group by mitigating fraud and corruption risks through sharing investigative findings, advising on prevention measures and outreach. Finally, INT’s Integrity Compliance Office helps ensure that sanctioned firms engage in clean business in the future.
Founder and Chairman Advisory Council, Transparency International @18th IACC
Prof. Dr. Peter Eigen has worked in economic development and governance for several decades and has led initiatives for better global governance and the fight against corruption. ... In 1993 Eigen founded Transparency International (TI), a non-governmental organisation promoting transparency and accountability in international development. From 1993 to 2005 he was Chair of TI and is now Chair of the Advisory Council.
Reporter, International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) @18th IACC
Will Fitzgibbon is a reporter for ICIJ. In 2014, Will was ICIJ’s first Investigative Journalism Fellow. He was a reporter on ICIJ's Swiss Leaks project and heads ICIJ's Africa Desk, coordinating and expanding ICIJ's collaboration with journalists across Africa. Before coming to Washington, he worked at The Bureau of Investigative Journalism (TBIJ) in London where his work on politics, the finance industry, and housing appeared in The Guardian and The Observer. He studied at the London School of Economics, Sciences-Po Paris and The Australian National University.
Managing Director, Transparency International @18th IACC
Patricia became Managing Director of the International Secretariat of Transparency International in October 2017. Before joining Transparency International, she spent 13 years working at Ayuda en Acción, a Spanish aid organisation, where she was chief executive office from 2009. The focus at Ayuda en Accion was to promote social impact and innovation in a global environment. Patricia lead a team of 100 people at the headquarters with a further 300 in the field in 20 countries. Prior to that, Patricia worked as an international management consultant for 10 years specialising in technology, innovation and impact. She holds an MBA from INSEAD, France and a BA in Economics from the University of California, Los Angeles, and has done PhD research in Social Entrepreneurship at ICADE University in Madrid.
Chief Executive Officer, Thomson Reuters Foundation @18th IACC
Monique Villa is CEO of the Thomson Reuters Foundation and Founder of TrustLaw and Trust Conference. Since her appointment in 2008, she has transformed the foundation, launching a number of programmes that leverage the expertise of Thomson Reuters to trigger change and empower people across the world. These include TrustLaw, the foundation's global pro bono programme dedicated to spreading the practice of pro bono, and Trust Conference, a fast-growing movement to fight slavery and empower women worldwide.
Director General of the Department of Case Review, National Commission of Supervision, People's Republic of China @18th IACC
CHEN Guomeng, male, doctor’s degree of law.
CHEN is currently Director General (Vice-Ministerial level) of the Department of Case Review, member of the 19th Central Commission for Discipline Inspection of the CPC.
court clerk of the Xiamen Municipal Intermediary People’s Court, Fujian province
assistant judge, and judge of the Xiamen Municipal Intermediary People’s Court, Fujian province
Chief Judge of the Civil Adjudication Tribunal 1, the Xiamen Municipal Intermediary People’s Court, Fujian province
Vice President of the Siming District People’s Court, the Xiamen Municipal Intermediary People’s Court, Fujian province
President of the Siming District People’s Court, the Xiamen Municipal Intermediary People’s Court, Fujian province
Vice President of the Xiamen Municipal Intermediary People’s Court, Fujian province
President of the Xiamen Municipal Intermediary People’s Court, Fujian province
Deputy Secretary of the Fujian Provincial Politics and Law Committee
President of the Higher People’s Court of Zhejiang province
Director General (Vice-Ministerial level) of the Department of Case Review, the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection of the CPC
Director General (Vice-Ministerial level) of the Department of Case Review, the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection of the CPC & the National Commission of Supervision of the PRC
Mark Moody Stuart
Chairman, Global Compact Foundation @18th IACC
Former Senior Fellow, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace @18th IACC
Sarah Chayes, previously a senior fellow in Carnegie’s Democracy, Conflict, and Governance program, is the author of Thieves of State: Why Corruption Threatens Global Security. She is internationally recognized for her innovative thinking on corruption and its implications. Her work explores how severe corruption can help prompt such crises as terrorism, revolutions and their violent aftermaths, and environmental degradation.
Delia Matilde Ferreira
Chair of the Board, Transparency International @18th IACC
The former president of Transparency International’s chapter in Argentina, Poder Ciudadano, Delia Matilde Ferreira Rubio has served as chief advisor for several representatives and senators at the Argentine National Congress and has advised the Constitutional Committee of both the House of Representatives and the Senate, and the National Accounting Office.
Deputy Chairperson, African Union Commission @18th IACC
Ambassador Kwesi Quartey, the third Deputy Chairperson of the African Union Commission since March 2017, manages the Commission’s key administrative and financial portfolios to ensure operational efficiency of the Union. His strategic focus is to ensure the operational systems are fully functional and aligned, to enhance the institutional capacity of the Commission, organs, liaison offices and specialized agencies. This is to help build the strong foundation needed to drive and coordinate the vision of the Union – an integrated, prosperous, democratic, peaceful and united Africa at peace with itself and the world. Elected by the African Union Executive Council, and appointed by the Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the 55 member states in January 2017, the Deputy Chairperson’s core mandate also includes standing in for the Chairperson in his absence.
Natascha Linn Felix
Chair, Transparency International Denmark @18th IACC
Chief Executive Officer, Open Government Partnership @18th IACC
Sanjay Pradhan joined the Open Government Partnership in May 2016 as Chief Executive Officer. Bringing a wealth of open government and innovation experience to the role, he previously served in three senior positions at the World Bank: as the Vice President for Leadership, Learning and Innovation, the Vice President of the World Bank Institute, and the Director for Governance. While at the World Bank, Mr. Pradhan tirelessly promoted open development.
Executive Director, International Press Institute @18th IACC
Barbara Trionfi is Executive Director at the Vienna-based International Press Institute (IPI), a global network of editors, media executives and leading journalists dedicated to safeguarding and fostering media freedom and promoting quality, independent journalism… Her field of expertise covers different areas related to press freedom and freedom of expression, including self-regulatory media accountability systems, safety of journalists, and international mechanisms to protect press freedom.
Chief Executive Officer, the World Bank @18th IACC
As the CEO for the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development and the International Development Association, the World Bank’s lending arms for middle-income and poor countries, Georgieva will build support across the international community to help mobilize resources and develop more effective solutions for the poor at the scale required.
Former Magistrate, Court of Appeals of Guatemala @18th IACC
Doctor Claudia Escobar is a former magistrate of the Court of Appeals of Guatemala. Reelected in 2014 to a second term, she resigned due to executive and legislative interference in the judiciary and relocated to the United States owing to intimidation back home... She is also a respected legal scholar, who has taught at Guatemalan universities. In addition, she is founder of the Judiciary Institute and the Association for the Development of Democratic Institutionality and Comprehensive Development for Central America - Asociación FIDDI-, two organizations dedicated to promoting the rule of law in Guatemala.
Secretary General - Designate, Amnesty International @18th IACC
Kumi is the former Executive Director for Greenpeace International, a founding ambassador to the Campaign for a Just Energy Future, and a patron of Future SA which both advocate for an end to corruption in South Africa.
Co-Founder, Global Witness @18th IACC
Since co-founding Global Witness and posing as a timber buyer in Global Witness's first investigation into the Thai Khmer Rouge timber trade in 1995, Patrick has taken part in over fifty field investigations in South East Asia, Africa and Europe and in subsequent advocacy activities.
Chair, IACC Council @18th IACC
Huguette Labelle is the former Chair of the Board of Transparency International, member of the Board of the UN Global Compact, member of the Group of External Advisors on the World Bank Governance and Anti-corruption Strategy, member of the Advisory Group to the Asian Development Bank on Climate Change and Sustainable Development, member of the Executive Board of the Africa Capacity Building Foundation, member of the Board of the Global Centre for Pluralism, member of the Advisory Council of the Order of Ontario and Vice Chair of the Senior Advisory Board of the International Anti-Corruption Academy. A former Chancellor of the University of Ottawa, she also serves on additional national and international boards. She provides advisory services to national and international organisations. Labelle served for 19 years as Deputy Minister of different Canadian Government departments.
Administrator, United Nations Development Programme @18th IACC
Over nearly three decades, Achim Steiner has been a global leader on sustainable development, climate resilience and international cooperation. He has worked tirelessly to champion sustainability, economic growth and equality for the vulnerable, and has been a vocal advocate for the Sustainable Development Goals.