Speakers

Here you can find the list of inspirational leaders and experts who joined us for the 16th IACC plenary debates. Each plenary session was be moderated by a world class moderator who led the discussions. Click here if you want to watch the recorded debates.

Daniel Kaufmann, President of the Natural Resource Governance Institute

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Daniel Kaufmann, President of the Natural Resource Governance Institute

Daniel Kaufmann, President of the Natural Resource Governance Institute

Daniel Kaufmann, President of the Natural Resource Governance Institute

Daniel Kaufmann is currently President of the Natural Resource Governance Institute. Previously he served as a director at the World Bank Institute, where he pioneered new approaches to measure and analyze governance and corruption, helping countries formulate action programs. At the World Bank, Kaufmann also held senior positions focused on finance, regulation and anti-corruption, as well as on capacity building for Latin America. He is a nonresident senior fellow in the Global Economy and Development Program at the Brookings Institution. He carries out policy analysis and applied research on economic development, governance, regulation and corruption around the world. He is a world-renowned writer, lecturer and analyst on governance, corruption, and development worldwide, with experience in Latin America, Europe, Middle East and Africa, as well as in industrialized and transition economies. Kaufmann is a Chilean national who received his M.A. and Ph.D. in Economics at Harvard, and a B.A. in Economics and Statistics from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

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Patrick Alley, Co-Founder of Global Witness

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Patrick Alley, Co-Founder of Global Witness

Patrick Alley, Co-Founder of Global Witness

Patrick Alley, Co-Founder of Global Witness

Patrick Alley is a Co-founder and Director of Global Witness, which focuses on preventing conflict and corruption arising from the use of natural resources. Mr. Alley focuses on tackling the trade in Conflict Resources (natural resource trade that can cause, perpetuate and fund conflict). In particular Mr. Alley works on the Democratic Republic of Congo, Liberia and Cote d’Ivoire, and also leads Global Witness’ campaign against industrial logging. He has taken part in over fifty field investigations in South East Asia, Africa and Europe.

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Akere Muna, Chair of the IACC Council

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Akere Muna, Chair of the IACC Council

Akere Muna, Chair of the IACC Council

Akere Muna, Chair of the IACC Council

Akere Muna, former president of TI Cameroon, is a lawyer by training. He is President of the African Union’s Economic, Social and Cultural Council, President of the Pan African Lawyers Union, and former president of the Cameroon Bar Association. In January 2010 he was elected to the Panel of Eminent Persons, which oversees the African Peer Review process. He serves on several national commissions on legal reform and curbing corruption. Actively involved in the TI working group that helped draft the AU Convention on Preventing and Combating Corruption, he authored a guide to the Convention. He was elected Vice-Chair of TI’s Board in 2005 and again in 2008 and 2011.

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Anna Bossman, Director of Integrity and Anti-Corruption at the African Development Bank

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Anna Bossman, Director of Integrity and Anti-Corruption at the African Development Bank

Anna Bossman, Director of Integrity and Anti-Corruption at the African Development Bank

Anna Bossman, Director of Integrity and Anti-Corruption at the African Development Bank

Ms. Anna Bossman is the Director of Integrity and Anti-Corruption (IACD) at the African Development Bank Group (AfDB). IACD carries out investigations into allegations of fraud and corruption and other malpractices in operations financed by the AfDB. The office also develops preventive measures to proactively reduce the potential for misconduct, fraud or corruption in AfDB financed operations. In March and May 2014, as a result of IACD’s investigations, the AfDB announced negotiated settlements with a number of international firms after these had acknowledged involvement in sanctionable practices. The is the second largest settlement to date by any multilateral development bank.

Prior to the African Development Bank Group, Ms. Bossman headed Ghana’s Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice as Acting Chair and Deputy Commissioner in charge of Legal and Investigations.  Ms. Bossman began her legal career as an Assistant State Attorney in Ghana’s Ministry of Justice and later practiced law with the firm Okai Anderson & Co , specialising in company and tax law before a twenty-five year career at the Houston-based Tenneco Oil Exploration and Production Company’s operations in Gabon, Central Africa . In 1997, she founded Bossman Consultancy Limited, a management consulting firm on legal and business advisory assistance to the public and private sector.

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Aruna Roy, political and social activist and a founder of Right to Information in India

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Aruna Roy, political and social activist and a founder of Right to Information in India

Aruna Roy, political and social activist and a founder of Right to Information in India

Aruna Roy, political and social activist and a founder of Right to Information in India

Aruna Roy is a political and social activist. Having begun her career in the Indian Administrative Service she resigned in order to devote her time to social work and social reform. She is one of the founders of the movement for Right to Information in India. The movement has been credited for getting Right to Information laws passed in several States, including the Rajasthan Right to Information Act passed in the year 2000. The RTI movement and campaign also played a crucial role in the passage of strong national legislation for the Right to information in the year 2005. Her contribution to the cause has been widely appreciated.

Sarah Chayes, Senior Associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

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Sarah Chayes, Senior Associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Sarah Chayes, Senior Associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Sarah Chayes, Senior Associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Sarah Chayes is a senior associate in the Democracy and Rule of Law Program and the South Asia Program at the Carnegie Endowment. Formerly special adviser to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, she is an expert in South Asia policy, kleptocracy and anticorruption, and civil-military relations. She is working on correlations between acute public corruption and the rise of militant extremism.

A former reporter, she covered the fall of the Taliban for National Public Radio, then left journalism to remain in Kandahar in order to contribute to the reconstruction of the country, living there almost continuously since December 2001. After running an NGO founded by President Karzai’s brother Qayum and then launched a manufacturing cooperative. In 2009, she was recruited to serve as special adviser to Generals David McKiernan and Stanley McChrystal, commanders of the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF). She contributed her unique understanding of the Afghan south to the decisionmaking process, built ISAF’s anticorruption policy, and assisted the U.S. embassy in developing an integrated approach to Afghan kleptocracy. In 2010, Chayes became special adviser to Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral Mike Mullen, contributing to strategic policy on Afghanistan, Pakistan, and the Arab Spring.

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Cobus de Swardt, Managing Director of Transparency International

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Cobus de Swardt, Managing Director of Transparency International

Cobus de Swardt, Managing Director of Transparency International

Cobus de Swardt, Managing Director of Transparency International

Dr. Cobus de Swardt, Managing Director of Transparency International, is a South African sociologist whose work experience spans the fields of globalisation, development policy, international relations and multinational business management. His academic experience includes teaching at universities in South Africa, Australia, Japan and Germany. He has also worked for multinational corporations, trade unions and research institutes in managerial and research-related capacities in various countries. During the 1980s and early 1990s he was active in the anti-Apartheid struggle in South Africa chairing the ANC in Cape Town. In June 2007 he was appointed Managing Director of Transparency International (TI). Cobus de Swardt is a Board member of the WEF Partnering Against Corruption Initiative (PACI).

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Dunja Mijatović, Representative on Freedom of the Media at the OSCE

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Dunja Mijatović, Representative on Freedom of the Media at the OSCE

Dunja Mijatović, Representative on Freedom of the Media at the OSCE

Dunja Mijatović, Representative on Freedom of the Media at the OSCE

Dunja Mijatovic, an expert in media law and regulation from Bosnia and Herzegovina, was appointed Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) Representative on Freedom of the Media in early 2010. In 1998, as one of the founders of the Communications Regulatory Agency of Bosnia and Herzegovina she helped create a legal, regulatory and policy framework for the media in a complex post-war society. She was also involved in setting up a self-regulatory Press Council and the first Free Media Helpline in South East Europe. In 2007 she was elected President of the European Platform of Regulatory Agencies (EPRA) the largest media regulators’ network in the world. She held this post until her appointment to the OSCE. She has chaired the Council of Europe’s Group of Specialists on freedom of expression and information in times of crisis, during which the CoE Committee of Ministers adopted the Declaration on the protection and promotion of investigative journalism and Guidelines on protecting freedom of expression and information in times of crisis. Mijatović has also written extensively on “new media” topics. She has served as a consultant on projects relating to media regulation and new technologies in Europe, North Africa and the Middle East. She is an expert in human rights, media law and regulation, regulatory and policy framework and institution building in transition states particularly for the media in a complex post-war society. She also has extensive experience in new technologies with the emphasis in digitalization, convergence and Internet technologies.

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Simon Peh, Commissioner of the Independent Commission Against Corruption, Hong Kong

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Simon Peh, Commissioner of the Independent Commission Against Corruption, Hong Kong

Simon Peh, Commissioner of the Independent Commission Against Corruption, Hong Kong

Simon Peh, Commissioner of the Independent Commission Against Corruption, Hong Kong

Simon Peh joined the Hong Kong Immigration Department as an Immigration Officer in April 1978 after graduating from the Chinese University of Hong Kong.  He studied public policy and administration at the Graduate School of Public Policy at UC Berkeley in 1991-92.  He attended the Royal College of Defence in London in 2001 and was awarded a Master Degree in International Relations by the King’s College London.  He was promoted to Director of Immigration in April 2008 after serving various branches in the Department.  He retired from the Immigration Department in March 2011 and proceeded onto his pre-retirement leave.  On 1 July 2012, he was appointed by the Central People’s Government, People’s Republic of China, as Commissioner of the Independent Commission Against Corruption of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.  Simon Peh was awarded the Immigration Distinguished Services Medal and the Silver Bauhinia Star Medal by the Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region in 2006 and 2011 respectively. Find out more.

Thuli Madonsela, Public Protector of South Africa

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Thuli Madonsela, Public Protector of South Africa

Thuli Madonsela, Public Protector of South Africa

Thuli Madonsela, Public Protector of South Africa

Advocate Thulisile (Thuli) Nomkhosi Madonsela, was appointed by the President as South Africa’s third Public Protector in October 2009 after being recommended by Parliament following a hundred percent vote in her favour by all parties represented in Parliament. A human rights and constitutional lawyer, equality expert and policy specialist with over two decades of post legal qualification experience, Advocate Madonsela holds a BA Law (UNISWA) and an LLB (Wits). One of the drafters of South Africa’s post apartheid constitution, Advocate Thuli Madonsela forfeited a Harvard scholarship to focus on her constitution drafting role as one of the Technical advisers that worked with National Assembly in drafting the current Constitution. She is co-architect of Justice Vision 2000, the National Action Plan on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights, Promotion of Equality and Prevention of Unfair Discrimination Act, Employment Equity Act, Local Government Transition Act and has contributed to several other laws enacted to transform the SA legal system since 1994, including the Promotion of Administrative Justice Act and the Repeal of the Black Administration Act. At the time of appointment as Public Protector, Adv Madonsela was the only full-time Commissioner in the South African Law Reform Commission where in addition to managing the Commission’s entire programme, her specific projects included a Statutory Law Revision Project whose focus was constitutional alignment and updating the law; and the Commission’s project on the Review of the interpretation Act. She is also a co-architect of several policies, including the policy framework that formed the basis of the Ministry for Women, Children and Persons with Disability.

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Anabel Cruz, Founder of Instituto de Comunicacion y Desarrollo

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Anabel Cruz, Founder of Instituto de Comunicacion y Desarrollo

Anabel Cruz, Founder of Instituto de Comunicacion y Desarrollo

Anabel Cruz, Founder of Instituto de Comunicacion y Desarrollo

Anabel Cruz is the Founding Director of the Instituto de Comunicacion y Desarrollo (the Communication and Development Institute (ICD)), an organisation aimed at strengthening civil society. Based in Uruguay, ICD has almost 25 years of experience in research, promotion, and dissemination of information on topics related to international cooperation, civil society, and citizen participation.

“Originally from Uruguay, I have been working for the respect of Human Rights and strengthening of democracy for more than 30 years. After being active in the student movement in the 70’s, I lived in exile in Sweden for many years. Upon return to my country in 1986, together with other colleagues I founded the “Instituto de Comunicacion y Desarrollo” (ICD), a CSO aimed to promoting citizen participation and strengthening civil society. ICD has become a national and international reference in the field of supporting institutional building and capacities of CSOs, promoting NGO accountability and the enhancement of the role of civil society in public policies. ICD was involved in the creation and promotion of CIVICUS from the inception of CIVICUS in 1993. Personally, simultaneously with being part of the managing team of my own organization, I have been privileged to contributing to the foundation and development of national associations of NGOs in several countries in Latin America and honored to work at international level as well. I was elected as a CIVICUS Board member in 2004 and as the Board Chair in 2008: I am so grateful to all the people I met and worked with during all those years, people that have marked and enriched my life in many aspects. While I absolutely think that the time has come for new generations to lead the CIVICUS ship to new harbors, I am willing to serve and to help in this new phase in the place that the CIVICUS membership and family considers that I better fit.”

Jean-Louis Nadal, President of the French High Authority for the Transparency of Public Life

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Jean-Louis Nadal, President of the French High Authority for the Transparency of Public Life

Jean-Louis Nadal, President of the French High Authority for the Transparency of Public Life

Jean-Louis Nadal, President of the French High Authority for the Transparency of Public Life

Jean-Louis Nadal was appointed President of the High Authority for the Transparency of Public Life by decree of the President of the Republic in December 2013, after his nomination was approved by the Committees of the laws of the French Assemblée Nationale and by the French Senate. M. Nadal is also the Honorary Attorney General at the French Court of Cassation.

Having studied at theEcole Nationale de la Magistrature, and with a degree from the Institute of Political Science and the Faculty of Law of Toulouse, he was appointed auditor of Justice in 1965 and was successively Attorney General at the Court of Appeal of Bastia (1991-1992), Public Prosecutor at the Court of Appeal of Lyon (1992-1996) and General Counsel at the Court of Appeal of Aix-en-Provence (1996-1997). In December 1997, he was appointed Inspector General of Judicial Services before taking the responsibility of Public Prosecutor at the Court of Appeal of Paris in March 2001.

In 2004, he was appointed Attorney General at the French Court of Cassation by by the President, a position he held until 2011.

Jean-Louis Nadal is a Commander of the Legion of Honour, a Commander of the French National Order of Merit and a Commander of the Palmes académiques.

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Tan Sri Dr. Abu Kassim bin Mohamed, Chief Commissioner of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission

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Tan Sri Dr. Abu Kassim bin Mohamed, Chief Commissioner of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission

Tan Sri Dr. Abu Kassim bin Mohamed, Chief Commissioner of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission

Tan Sri Dr. Abu Kassim bin Mohamed, Chief Commissioner of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission

Tan Sri Dr. Abu Kassim Mohamed is the current Chief Commissioner of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC). He was born in Kuala Lumpur on 5 December 1960. He possessed vast experience and knowledge in public service. Tan Sri Dr. Abu Kassim joined the civil service in September 1984 upon completing his degree in Social Sciences from Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), Penang. Upon entry into the civil service, he was posted to the then Anti-Corruption Agency or ACA, as an Investigation Officer. In 1989, he furthered his studies by pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice at the Michigan State University, United States of America (USA). He made his way up from an Investigation Officer in 1984 to the Director of the Planning and Policy Coordination Division in 1999. He moved on to become the Director of Anti-Corruption Agency for the state of Perak in the year 2000 and state of Penang in the year of 2003. In 2005 he was appointed as the Director of the newly establish Malaysia Anti-Corruption Academy (MACA) till March 2006 before taking up the post as Chief Integrity Officer at Amanah Raya Berhad. Not long from there, back in ACA, Tan Sri Dr. Abu Kassim then took office as the Deputy Director General I of ACA in 2007 and consequently as Deputy Chief Commissioner of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) in 2009 when the Agency was converted to be a fully fledged Commission in 2009. He was sworn in as the Chief Commissioner of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) on January 1, 2010.

Besides his remarkable career progression, he participated in numerous anti-corruption activities and networks. He is a member of the INTERPOL Group of Experts on Corruption (IGEC) since 1997. Furthermore, he is involved in the process of preparing the Code of Ethics for Law enforcement, a Best Practices Guide for INTERPOL members and the Global Standard to Combat Corruption in Police Services.

Internationally, year 2006 saw his appointment as an Executive Committee of International Association of Anti-Corruption Authorities (IAACA) right till November 2013 when he was then named as the Vice President of the International Association. From 2010, Tan Sri Dr. Abu Kassim was nominated to be the Member of the Academic Advisory Board of International Anti-Corruption Academy (IACA), a well established academy in Vienna, Austria before again being nominated by the Government of Malaysia to be elected as the Member of the Board of Governors of IACA during its First Assembly of Parties in Vienna in November 2012. Through the nomination by the State of Parties, Tan Sri Dr. Abu Kassim was afterwards appointed as the Vice Chairman of the Board of Governors of IACA for a term of six years.

Year 2014 then saw his credit in the chairing of the 10th South East Asia Parties Against Corruption (SEA-PAC) Meeting and consequently in the coming up of the next SEA-PAC Secretariat Meeting in 2015. SEA-PAC is a like-minded grouping of anti-corruption agencies with the South East Asia Region. The 10 member countries get together annually to showcase issues and concerns that arise from their countries. Evidently, the role of the MACC in the global arena has been recognised through MACC’s and his own official participations in the presentations and negotiations at conferences, workshops, meetings and international trainings.

Above and beyond his expertise in anti-corruption discipline, Tan Sri Dr. Abu Kassim is also engaged in the academic field. He has presented numerous working papers relating to the fight against corruption. He is currently an Adjunct Professor to Education and Social Science Faculty at the University Industry Selangor (UNISEL) and University Teknologi MARA (UiTM) in its Accounting Faculty. Besides being a member of the International Academic Advisory Board of the International Anti-Corruption Academy of Vienna, he is also a member of the board of directors of the Institute Integrity of Malaysia and a member of Advisory Panel for Malaysia Company Commission Training Academy. The expertise and fluency went further when he was called to be a tutor to the one and only Masters in Anti-Corruption Studies (MACS) programme brought up by the IACA in May 2014. The MACS, introduced for the first time, is a two year program specifically designed for professionals to enhance their understanding on the complex linkages of corruption on the social environment.

In terms of international and domestic credentials, 2010 saw him being ranked as the fourth most influential person of 100 in Business Ethics conducted by the Ethisphere Institute, New York and subsequently 9th May 2015 an honorary Doctorate of Laws award from the UiTM was conferred to Tan Sri Dr. Abu Kassim.

Peter Eigen, Founder of Transparency International

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Peter Eigen, Founder of Transparency International

Peter Eigen, Founder of Transparency International

Peter Eigen, Founder of Transparency International

Prof. Dr. Peter Eigen is a lawyer by training. He has worked in economic development for 25 years, mainly as a World Bank manager of programs in Africa and Latin America; from 1988 to 1991 he was the Director of the Regional Mission for Eastern Africa of the World Bank. Under Ford Foundation sponsorship, he provided legal and technical assistance to the governments of Botswana and Namibia. In 1993 Eigen founded Transparency International (TI), a non-governmental organization promoting transparency and accountability in international development. From 1993 to 2005 he was Chair of TI and is now Chair of the Advisory Council. In 2005, Eigen chaired the International Advisory Group of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) and became Chair of EITI in 2006. In 2007 he founded the Berlin Civil Society Center and chairs its Board. Eigen has taught law and political science at the universities of Frankfurt Main, the John F. Kennedy School of Government/ Harvard, SAIS/ Johns Hopkins, University of Washington and Bruges College of Europe. Since 2002, he is teaching as an Honorary Professor of Political Science at the Freie Universität, Berlin. In 2000, he was awarded the ‘Honorary Doctor’ degree at the Open University, UK, in 2004, the Readers Digest Award “European of the Year 2004″ and in 2007 the Gustav Heinemann Award.

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Robert G. Card, President and CEO of SNC-Lavalin

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Robert G. Card, President and CEO of SNC-Lavalin

Robert G. Card, President and CEO of SNC-Lavalin

Robert G. Card, President and CEO of SNC-Lavalin

Robert (Bob) Card is the President & CEO of SNC-Lavalin, one of the world’s largest engineering, construction, operations and asset investment firms with 40,000 employees and nearly $10 billion in revenue. He also serves as a member of the Board of Directors. The firm operates in nearly 100 countries through its major business units including Mining & Metallurgy, Power, Hydrocarbons & Chemicals, Infrastructure & Construction, Operations & Maintenance, Infrastructure Concession Investment and International. The firm owns interests in many infrastructure and mining assets including sole ownership of Altalink, Alberta’s largest power transmission company.

His prior responsibility was as President of the 14,000-employee, $3.5-billion Energy, Water & Facilities Division of CH2M HILL. This division covered Energy & Chemicals, Mining, Power, Water, Operations & Maintenance and Industrial Facilities, including Metals. He was also a long-time Board member for the 30,000-employee, $6-billion firm. Over the course of his career, he led in succession each of the firm’s other divisions comprising the Transportation, Nuclear, Environmental, Government and International businesses. He also served as the lead consortia partner in CLM, the Delivery Partner for the highly successful $15 billion London 2012 Olympics program; as Deputy Program Manager, he was based in London from 2006 through 2009.

Bob was the number-three-ranking executive in the US Department of Energy (DOE) as Under Secretary of Energy from 2001 to 2004. In that role, he was responsible for the DOE’s Energy, Science and Environment division, which included a $14-billion annual budget and 65,000 federal and contractor employees. His responsibilities included nuclear, fossil and renewable energy, energy efficiency, nuclear fuel cycle and waste management, the strategic petroleum reserve, power transmission, climate change, the DOE’s Human Genome project and genomic research, and the network of DOE research laboratories as the nation’s largest funder of physical sciences. He was also responsible for the DOE’s safety and environment regulations and function and its environmental remediation and legacy sites program, and he co-chaired the Administration’s Interagency Climate Change Task Force.

Prior to his Senate-confirmed, presidential appointment at the Department of Energy, Bob was the CEO of Kaiser-Hill, where he managed the $7 billion decommissioning of the Rocky Flats Nuclear Weapons Plant in Colorado. As documented in US government audits, this program was completed over 50 years ahead of schedule and $30 billion under budget. This is believed to be the largest cost and schedule savings in US history.

Bob also was a pioneer in the sub-surface development of the Canadian Oil Sands, as project manager of the Suncor Fort Kent steam stimulation project. This project won the Schreyer Award, Canada’s top engineering achievement award.

Bob has testified numerous times before the US Congress, has been a frequent public speaker on sports, energy, water, environment and technology topics, and has been honored with numerous awards including the Energy Secretary’s Gold Award.

His academic credentials include the Program for Leadership Development at Harvard Business School, Masters in Environmental Engineering from Stanford University and Bachelors in Civil Engineering from the University of Washington.

He also previously served as a Senior Advisor to CSIS (Canada’s Center for Strategic and International Studies) and a non-resident Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution in the US.

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Elena Panfilova, Vice-Chair of Transparency International

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Elena Panfilova, Vice-Chair of Transparency International

Elena Panfilova, Vice-Chair of Transparency International

Elena Panfilova, Vice-Chair of Transparency International

Elena A. Panfilova is the chair of the Center for Anti-corruption Research and Initiative Transparency International, TI’s Russian chapter, which she founded in 1999. She served as its Executive Director until July 2014, when she became the Chapter’s Chair. She has been an academic, consultant and activist, held positions in the OECD and the Institute for Economy in Transition, and became a member of the Russian Governmental Commission on Open Government. In August 2014, she became head of the Laboratory for Anti-Corruption Policy (which she founded in 2008), working to promote transparency and civil society. Since 2007, she has taught anti-corruption at the State University Higher School of Economics in Moscow. Panfilova was elected to the TI Board in 2011, and elected vice-chair in 2014.

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José Ugaz, Chair of Transparency International

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José Ugaz, Chair of Transparency International

José Ugaz, Chair of Transparency International

José Ugaz, Chair of Transparency International

José Carlos Ugaz became President of PROETICA, TI’s chapter in Peru, in 2002, then an Individual Member of Transparency International in 2008. A lawyer by training, Ugaz served as Ad-Hoc State Attorney of Peru in several corruption cases. During the Fujimori-Montesinos affair (2000-2002), his office opened more than 200 cases against 1,500 members of the Fujimori network. Under his mandate, US$205 million in assets were frozen abroad and US$75 million were recovered. Ugaz was a member of the UN Peace Keeping Mission and the UN Election Observers Mission for El Salvador, and from 2004-2006 served at the World Bank’s Institutional Integrity Office. He has been teaching criminal law at the Universidad Católica del Perú since 1986. Ugaz was elected to the TI Board in 2011, and elected chair in 2014.

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YB Senator Datuk Paul Low Seng Kuan, Minister in the Prime Minister's Department

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YB Senator Datuk Paul Low Seng Kuan, Minister in the Prime Minister's Department

YB Senator Datuk Paul Low Seng Kuan, Minister in the Prime Minister's Department

YB Senator Datuk Paul Low Seng Kuan, Minister in the Prime Minister's Department

YB Senator Datuk Paul Low Seng Kuan currently serves as the Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department in charge of Governance and Integrity.

He is the immediate past President of Transparency International Malaysia, the accredited national chapter of the Berlin-based Transparency International, which is an independent, non-governmental and non-partisan organization committed to fight against corruption at all levels of society.

Datuk Low also served as Vice President of the Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers (FMM), and was the President of FMM from 1997 to 1999.

He has extensive knowledge and experience in industry as he was involved in the glass manufacturing and automotive industries for more than 35 years and was the Managing Director of Malaysian Sheet Glass Sdn Bhd until his retirement in March 2010. Datuk Low also sat on the boards of Sunway Berhad and Pos Malaysia Berhad up until his recent appointment as a Minister.

He was also privileged to serve on several key agencies of the Malaysian Government, some of which are the National Economic Action Council (NEAC) (during the financial crisis of 1997 to 1999), Malaysian Industrial Development Authority (MIDA) Malaysian Institute of Economic Research (MIER), and Malaysian Services Development Council (MSDC). He was also involved actively in international multilateral organizations including APEC, WTO, ASEAN and chaired the Private Sector Taskforce on Free Trade Arrangement.

On April 1, 2011 he was appointed Deputy Chairman and a Commissioner of the Enforcement Agency Integrity Organisation (EAIC).

Datuk Low is a chartered accountant by profession and graduated from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT), Melbourne.

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HE Dr. Ali Bin Fetais Al Marri, Attorney General of the State of Qatar

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HE Dr. Ali Bin Fetais Al Marri, Attorney General of the State of Qatar

HE Dr. Ali Bin Fetais Al Marri, Attorney General of the State of Qatar

HE Dr. Ali Bin Fetais Al Marri, Attorney General of the State of Qatar

HE Dr. Ali Bin Fetais Al Marri is the Attorney General of the State of Qatar. Amongst many international roles, he is also currently the UN Special Advocate for the Prevention of Corruption, a position he has held since 2014.

He has previously worked as the Legal Researcher in His Highness Office, Amiri Diwan, from 1996 to 1997; as an Assigned Professor of International Law, Qatar University since 1997; and as the Assistant Secretary-General in the Council of Ministers, from 1997 to 1998. Dr. Al Marri holds a Master’s Degree in Public Law from Rennes University, France and Doctorate in International Law from the Sorbonne University, France. He has been named Knight of the National Order of the Legion of Honour, France; an Officer of the National Order of the Legion of Honour, France; and has been awarded the Medal of the Republic of Tunisia of the Great Order. Dr. Al Marri is fluent in Arabic, French and English.

 

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Kevin Jenkins, President and CEO of World Vision International

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Kevin Jenkins, President and CEO of World Vision International

Kevin Jenkins, President and CEO of World Vision International

Kevin Jenkins, President and CEO of World Vision International

Kevin Jenkins became President and Chief Executive Officer of World Vision International in October 2009. His goal in leading the Christian relief, development and advocacy organisation is to achieve meaningful, lasting change for the world’s most vulnerable children. He previously served the organisation as a sponsor, volunteer, fund-raiser and Board member with World Vision Canada.

Born in Western Canada, Mr Jenkins earned a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Alberta and a Master in Business Administration degree from Harvard Business School. After serving in a number of senior roles with Canadian Airlines, he was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer, and helped the company develop into an airline with over 100 aircraft and 16,000 employees. Mr Jenkins went on to lead The Westaim Corporation, turning technological innovations into marketable products.

Before joining World Vision, Mr Jenkins served as a managing director of TriWest Capital Partners, a private equity firm. Travelling extensively, Mr Jenkins spends time in communities with children, families and staff in many of the 96 countries where World Vision works. He has participated in relief emergency work in Africa and post-earthquake Haiti, visited development projects, talked with microfinance recipients and launched advocacy campaigns.

Mr Jenkins is a member of a number of global organisations which, amongst other things, pursue practical, sustainable health improvements for the world’s most vulnerable women and children, the increased effectiveness of civil society and excellence in governance. Mr Jenkins is based at World Vision’s Global Centre Executive Office near London, United Kingdom. He has been married for over 30 years and has three adult children.

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Kumi Naidoo, Executive Director of Greenpeace International

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Kumi Naidoo, Executive Director of Greenpeace International

Kumi Naidoo, Executive Director of Greenpeace International

Kumi Naidoo, Executive Director of Greenpeace International

After an early life in South Africa involving anti-apartheid activism, expulsion from school, arrest and exile to the UK, Naidoo returned to South Africa to assist with the democratic process. Throughout his career Naidoo has worked on a various human, civil and environmental issues, including establishing the South African National NGO coalition (SANGO) and the Global Call to Action Against Poverty (GCAP). As Executive Director of Greenpeace, Kumi Naidoo has used his passion for activism, non-violence and mobilisation to promote the environmental movement. He has recently been in the spotlight for boarding an oil rig to deliver 50,000 signatures against arctic drilling, resulting in his arrest. You can see an article about his arrest and a video of the oil rig boarding here and you can keep up to date with articles about and by him on the Guradian’s Naidoo feed, his Twitter and the Greenpeace blog.
Twitter: @kuminaidoo

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Dato' Akhbar Satar, President of Transparency International Malaysia

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Dato' Akhbar Satar, President of Transparency International Malaysia

Dato' Akhbar Satar, President of Transparency International Malaysia

Dato' Akhbar Satar, President of Transparency International Malaysia

Dato’ Akhbar Haji Satar, CFE is currently the President of Transparency International Malaysia, the accredited national chapter of the Berlin-based Transparency International, fighting against corruption.

He is an experienced corporate fraud investigator who held numerous senior management positions including as a State Director at the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Agency (ACA) before his optional retirement from the agency after more than 18 years of experience. Further, he has 13 years investigative experience in private sector.

He obtained Masters in Criminal Justice from University of Detroit, USA in 1989. Further, he is a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) and Certified Forensic Polygraph Examiner & a member of American Polygraph Association

As the founder and President of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE)-Malaysia Chapter, his involvement in training and creating awareness on fraud related issues in Malaysia is notable. In addition he also appointed as the Associate Member Institute of Bankers Malaysia and a member of the American Society of Criminology.

Pascal Lamy, Former General Director of the WTO

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Pascal Lamy, Former General Director of the WTO

Pascal Lamy, Former General Director of the WTO

Pascal Lamy, Former General Director of the WTO

From September 2005 to August 2013, Pascal Lamy served for two consecutive terms as General Director- of the World Trade Organization (WTO). A committed European and member of the French Socialist party, he was Chief of Staff for the President of the European Commission, Jacques Delors from 1985 to 1994. He then joined the Credit Lyonnais as CEO until 1999, before returning to Brussels as European Trade Commissioner until 2004. Mr. Lamy holds degrees from HEC School of Management, the Institut d’Etudes Politiques (IEP) and the Ecole Nationale d’Administration (ENA)

He currently shares his activities between the think tank Notre Europe – Jacques Delors Institute, the presidency of the World Committee on Tourism Ethics, the presidency of the Oxford Martin School Commission for Future Generations, the vice-presidency of the Foundation for European Progressive Studies (FEPS), his participation to the Global Ocean Commission and UNAIDS as well as different subjects related to international affairs. He is also President of the Board of Directors of the Musiciens du Louvre of Grenoble MDLG (Orchestra of Marc Minkowski), member of the Board of Directors of the Fondation nationale des Sciences politiques and the Thomson Reuters Founders Share Company, member of the Advisory Board of Transparency International, affiliated Professor at HEC et Strategic Advisor of the Simone Veil Governance Center for Europe (Humboldt-Viadrina School of Governance, Berlin).

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Joanna Natasegara, Producer of Virunga

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Joanna Natasegara, Producer of Virunga

Joanna Natasegara, Producer of Virunga

Joanna Natasegara, Producer of Virunga

Joanna is a multi award-winning Producer, Impact Producer and Founder of Violet Films  Violet is both a production company and an ethical consultancy specialising in bespoke outreach campaigns and maximising the social change potential for film and media projects. Joanna has extensive experience in documentary film having directed and produced documentaries covering social justice and politics including criminal justice reform, peace and conflict, global leadership, election reform, human rights and environmental justice. Most recently Joanna produced the BAFTA and Academy Award® nominated feature documentary, Virunga.

Salil Shetty, Secretary General of Amnesty International

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Salil Shetty, Secretary General of Amnesty International

Salil Shetty, Secretary General of Amnesty International

Salil Shetty, Secretary General of Amnesty International

Salil Shetty joined Amnesty International as the organization’s eighth Secretary General in July 2010. A long-term activist on poverty and justice, he leads the movement’s worldwide work to end human rights violations. Prior to joining Amnesty International, Shetty was Director of the United Nations Millennium Campaign from 2003 to 2010. He played a pivotal role in building the global advocacy campaign for the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals. From 1998 to 2003, he was Chief Executive of ActionAid, and is credited with transforming the organization into one of the world’s foremost international development NGOs.

Salil Shetty studied at the Indian Institute of Management in Ahmedabad and at the London School of Economics.

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Tunku Abdul Aziz Ibrahim, Chairman of the Advisory Board of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission

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Tunku Abdul Aziz Ibrahim, Chairman of the Advisory Board of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission

Tunku Abdul Aziz Ibrahim, Chairman of the Advisory Board of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission

Tunku Abdul Aziz Ibrahim, Chairman of the Advisory Board of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission

Tunku Abdul Aziz Ibrahim has held senior management positions in large private and public sector organisations in Malaysia, Hong Kong and the UK.

He began his business career with the Guthrie Corporation Ltd., after completing his tertiary education in England and Australia. He then moved to the Central Bank of Malaysia as Advisor. He returned to the private sector, his preferred option, joining Dunlop Malaysian Industries before being appointed a Group Director of Sime Darby Limited. He left Malaysia in 1985 to take up a directorship at the Commonwealth Secretariat, London, returning to Malaysia, on retirement, in 1992.

He was at one time or another a member of the Council of the Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers, the Malaysian National Shippers Council, the Asean Business Council, the Asean-US Business Council, and the Asian-EU Business Council. He was for two terms Chairman of the Asean Chambers of Commerce and Industry Working Group on Industrial Complementation that produced the Asean Motor Industry Guidelines. He served for several years on the Employers’ Panel of the Industrial Court of Malaysia.

Tunku Aziz founded, with the support of like-minded individuals, the Malaysian Chapter of Transparency International, the global coalition against corruption, known locally as The Kuala Lumpur, now the Malaysian Society for Transparency & Integrity of which he was the President until December 2004. In October 1997 he was elected to the international board of Transparency International and in March the following year, he became Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors of Transparency International. He was re-elected Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors in October 1999 and relinquished that position in October 2002.

Tunku Aziz devoted the whole of his time to Transparency International on a voluntary basis from 1995-2004 and has written and spoken widely on corruption and integrity issues both domestically and internationally. His book, Fighting Corruption: My Mission, was released in 2004.

He is a member of the World Bank High Level Advisory Group on Anti-Corruption in the East Asia and Pacific Region, and a member of the Advisory Board of Global Public Policy Networks, a project of “Visioning the UN”, an initiative of the Secretary-General of the United Nations and the United Nations Foundation. He also serves as a member of the Asian Pacific Advisory Panel on Good Urban Governance, and is a member of the Board of the International Institute of Public Ethics. He was a member of the UNDP Advisory Panel for the Human Development Report 2002. He is on the Global Advisory Council of Caux Roundtable, a US-based business organization promoting, among other things, principles of good governance. In February 2004 he was appointed a member of the Royal Commission inquiring into the police service.

He was appointed, in Feb. 2006, Special Adviser to the Secretary General of the United Nations, and in that capacity set up the UN Ethics Office. He returned from New York on completion of his work in January 2007.Tunku Aziz is a columnist for the New Sunday Times’, and sits on the Global Advisory Board of the Caux Round table and is President of the Caux Round table Malaysia.

He was a member of the Anti-Corruption Advisory Board of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission from the year 2012 and now appointed as the Chairman of the same Board.

Ron Nixon , Chairman of the Board of 100Reporters

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Ron Nixon , Chairman of the Board of 100Reporters

Ron Nixon , Chairman of the Board of 100Reporters

Ron Nixon , Chairman of the Board of 100Reporters

Ron Nixon, chairman of the board of 100Reporters, is a Washington correspondent for The New York Times who covers the consumer beat. He previously worked as an investigative reporter for the Minneapolis Star Tribune and the Roanoke Times in Virginia. Nixon was also training director for Investigative Reporters and Editors. He is the founder of The Ujima Project, an online portal of documents and data that allows journalists around the world to access information that may be restricted in their countries.

Monique Villa, CEO of the Thomson Reuters Foundation

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Monique Villa, CEO of the Thomson Reuters Foundation

Monique Villa, CEO of the Thomson Reuters Foundation

Monique Villa, CEO of the Thomson Reuters Foundation

Monique Villa is CEO of the Thomson Reuters Foundation and Founder of TrustLaw and Trust Women. She has been ranked among the world’s 100 most influential people in Business Ethics by Ethisphere.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.Among them, TrustLaw, the Foundation’s global pro bono programme dedicated to spreading the practice of pro bono. TrustLaw connects the best law firms in the world with NGOs and social enterprises working to create social and environmental change; produces groundbreaking legal research; and offers innovative training courses worldwide. Since its inception, TrustLaw has generated over $54 million in free legal support.Villa is also the founder of Trust Women, a fast-growing movement to empower women and to fight slavery worldwide. At the annual conference held in London, Trust Women delegates take action and forge tangible commitments to empower women to know and defend their rights. Trust Women is also a leading forum to find innovative solutions to fight slavery and human trafficking.Under Villa’s leadership, the Foundation strengthened its commitment to free and independent journalism. The Foundation’s award-winning editorial team covers issues that mainstream media often forget: from human rights abuses to the social damage poised by endemic corruption.The Foundation also delivers journalism training and media development projects to strengthen media across the globe, as well as undertakes research into news media through the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism at Oxford University.Prior to joining the Foundation, Villa was Managing Director of Reuters Media and Chairman of Action Images. A French national, she spent the first part of her career at Agence France-Presse (AFP) where she held a number of senior journalistic and management positions.Monique received the 2015 Champions for Change Award for her vision and effort in the fight against human trafficking and modern-day slavery. Under Villa, the Foundation has received numerous awards, including a Webby Award for Best News Website; a SOPA Award for Excellence in Human Rights Reporting, a Charity Award for Advice, Support, and Advocacy, and a Communicator Award for Excellence.

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Michael Peel, Journalist

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Michael Peel, Journalist

Michael Peel, Journalist

Michael Peel, Journalist

Michael Peel is a British journalist. He has written for various publications including Granta, New Republic, New Statesman and London Review of Books. He is currently the Middle East correspondent for the Financial Times and author of A Swamp Full of Dollars: Pipelines and Paramilitaries at Nigeria’s Oil Frontier. Over 15 years at the FT, I’ve reported on both important countries and big themes, such as oil and international corruption. I’m now based in Abu Dhabi, with a regional beat.

The Honourable Senator Dato' Sri Abdul Wahid Omar, Minister in the Prime Minister's Department, Government of Malaysia

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The Honourable Senator Dato' Sri Abdul Wahid Omar, Minister in the Prime Minister's Department, Government of Malaysia

The Honourable Senator Dato' Sri Abdul Wahid Omar, Minister in the Prime Minister's Department, Government of Malaysia

The Honourable Senator Dato' Sri Abdul Wahid Omar, Minister in the Prime Minister's Department, Government of Malaysia

Dato’ Sri Abdul Wahid Omar, aged 49, was appointed as a Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department in charge of Economic Planning on 5th June 2013. He oversees a number of government agencies such as Economic Planning Unit, Public-Private partnership Unit (UKAS), Department of Statistics, Ekuiti Nasional Berhad (EKUINAS) and Talent Corporation (TALENCORP), TERAJU and Yayasan Pendidikan Peneraju Bumiputera. Prior to his cabinet appointment, Dato’ Sri Abdul Wahid was formerly the President and CEO of Maybank, Malaysia’s largest banking group and the fourth largest in Southeast Asia, from May 2008. He was also the Chairman of The Association of Banks in Malaysia. He is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (UK) and a Member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants.

Maybank is the third large organisation that he has led as CEO. Prior to joining Maybank, he was Group Chief Executive Officer of Telekom Malaysia Berhad from July 2004 until its demerger with Axiata Group Berhad in April 2008. He was formerly Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of UEM Group Berhad as well as Executive Vice Chairman of PLUS Expressways Berhad.

His strong track record in corporate and financial management began with the banking sector in 1988 when he joined Bumiputra Merchant Bankers Berhad in the Corporate Banking Department. He later took on senior management positions as Director of Group Corporate Services and Divisional Director, Capital Market & Securities of Amanah Capital Group overseeing the overall direction and performance of the division which included discount houses and money broking firms. He was also the Chairman of Amanah Short Deposits Berhad and a past Chairman of Association of Discount Houses in Malaysia. Dato’ Sri Abdul Wahid was also a Director of Amanah Merchant Bank Berhad.

In recognition of his outstanding leadership in the corporate sector, Dato’ Sri Abdul Wahid was the recipient of the Malaysia’s CEO of the Year Award from Business Times/American Express in 2006. He was also conferred with the Asian Banker 2013 Leadership Achievement Award for Malaysia

He is currently a member of the Board of Directors of Malaysia Healthcare Travel Council, Council member of East Coast Economic Region Development Council (ECERDC) and Northern Corridor Implementation Authority (NCIA).

The Honourable Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri (Dr.) Haji Adenan bin Haji Satem, Chief Minister of Sarawak

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The Honourable Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri (Dr.) Haji Adenan bin Haji Satem, Chief Minister of Sarawak

The Honourable Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri (Dr.) Haji Adenan bin Haji Satem, Chief Minister of Sarawak

The Honourable Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri (Dr.) Haji Adenan bin Haji Satem, Chief Minister of Sarawak

Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Adenan Satem was appointed Chief Minister of the Malaysian State of Sarawak on 28th February 2014. From 2010 until his appointment in 2014, he served as a Minister in The Chief Minister’s Office & Minister For Special Functions. In a long carreer of public service, Datuk Adenan Satem has also held several ministerial and parliamentary positions both in Sarawak and in the Federal Government of Malaysia.

Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Adenan Satem began his carreer in law and earned an  LLB from the University of Adelaide. In 2006 he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from the Swinburne University of Technology.

Jess Search, Chief Executive of the BRITDOC Foundation

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Jess Search, Chief Executive of the BRITDOC Foundation

Jess Search, Chief Executive of the BRITDOC Foundation

Jess Search, Chief Executive of the BRITDOC Foundation

Jess Search is Chief Executive of the BRITDOC Foundation which gives funding and support to award winning documentaries such as Hell and Back Again, Afghan Star, Ping Pong, The Yes Men Fix the World and was launched in partnership with Channel 4 in 2005. In partnership with the Bertha Foundation, BRITDOC runs new funds for international documentary outreach and journalism. In partnership with PUMA, they run a €50,000 award for the documentary that creates the most social impact and in partnership with the Sundance Institute Doc Program the Foundation created and runs The Good Pitch which partners films with NGOs, foundations and brands.

Previously Jess was a Channel 4 commissioning editor for 5 years. Jess co-founded Shooting People, the online filmmakers network, has an MBA from Cass Business School and is currently a trustee of progressive think tank IPPR.

Frank Vogl, Journalist

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Frank Vogl, Journalist

Frank Vogl, Journalist

Frank Vogl, Journalist

For more than 40 years, as a journalist, as a World Bank senior official, as an anti-corruption civil society leader, Frank has been engaged with global economics, banking, governance and anti-corruption.

Co-founder and former Vice Chairman/Advisor to the Managing Director/Member of the Advisory Council – Transparency International (TI)
Co-founder/Member of the Board of Directors and former Vice Chairman – Partnership for Transparency Fund
Founded in 1993, TI today is the world’s largest anti-corruption organization, operating in more than 100 countries.  Frank has written and lectured extensively about corruption across the globe. “You cannot understand geo-politics and economics without understanding the abuse of power from private gain from the Governor’s mansion in Illinois to the Kremlin in Moscow,” says Vogl.

Patrick Keuleers, Director/Chief of Profession, Governance and Peacebuilding, UNDP

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Patrick Keuleers, Director/Chief of Profession, Governance and Peacebuilding, UNDP

Patrick Keuleers, Director/Chief of Profession, Governance and Peacebuilding, UNDP

Patrick Keuleers, Director/Chief of Profession, Governance and Peacebuilding, UNDP

Mr. Patrick Keuleers is currently the Director of Governance and Peacebuilding, Bureau for Policy and Programme Support of UNDP.  Mr. Keuleers brings over 30 years of experience in the field of governance and peacebuilding with assignments in UNDP headquarters, in Central and West Africa and in the Asia and the Pacific region, including support to crisis affected environments (Aceh, Afghanistan, Burundi, Cambodia, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mali, Myanmar, Papua New Guinea, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and Timor-Leste). He worked consecutively for the Department of Technical Cooperation for Development (currently United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs); the UN Office for Project Services, the International Labour Organization and UNDP.

Since September 2013, Mr. Keuleers has been serving as Director a.i. of the Democratic Governance Group (DGG) in the Bureau for Development Policy of UNDP. Prior to that he served consecutively as the Senior Advisor and Cluster Leader of the Responsive Institutions in DGG (2009-2013); senior advisor and Democratic Governance Team Leader in the Asia Pacific Regional Centre (2005-2009), Regional Governance Advisor in the Bangkok Sub-Regional Resource Facility (2001-2004); Chief Technical Advisor of the Governance and Public Administration Reform Programme in the Prime Minister’s Office in Laos (1995-2001); Advisor to the Ministry of Civil Service and Administrative Improvements in Burundi (1991-1995); Advisor (on public administration reform) to the General Secretariat of the Presidency in Mali (1987-1990), and Associate Expert to the Commission for Administrative Reforms in Mali (1984-1987).

Prior to joining the UN, Mr. Keuleers worked as a lawyer and for the Ministry of Finance in Belgium. Mr. Keuleers a Belgian national and holds a Law Degree from the University of Leuven in Belgium.

Chandra Muzaffar, President, International Movement For A Just World

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Chandra Muzaffar, President, International Movement For A Just World

Chandra Muzaffar, President, International Movement For A Just World

Chandra Muzaffar, President, International Movement For A Just World

Dr. Chandra Muzaffar is the President of the International Movement for a Just World (JUST), an international NGO based in Malaysia, which seeks to critique global injustice and to develop an alternative vision of a just and compassionate civilization guided by universal spiritual and moral values.

Chandra is also the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the 1Malaysia Foundation.He has published extensively on civilizational dialogue, international politics, religion, human rights and Malaysian society. The author and editor of 29 books in English and Malay, many of his writings have been translated into other languages. Chandra’s latest publications include two E-books. They are ‘A World in Crisis: Is There a Cure?’ and ‘Whither WANA? Reflections on the Arab Uprisings ‘. They can be accessed at www.just-international.org.

In l977, he founded a multi-ethnic social reform group called Aliran Kesedaran Negara (ALIRAN) which he led for 14 years. Today, apart from his role in JUST, Chandra sits on the board of a number of international NGOs concerned with social justice and civilizational dialogue.

Chandra was Professor and Director of the Centre for Civilisational Dialogue, University of Malaya (1997-1999) and Professor of Global Studies at Universiti Sains Malaysia (2007-2012) Chandra travels abroad frequently, giving lectures and speaking at seminars and conferences. He is also a regular speaker at meetings at home in Malaysia.

Chandra is the recipient of a number of international awards related to his scholarship and social
activism.

Chandra is married to Mariam Mohd Hashim and they have two daughters.

Honourable Datuk Nor Shamsiah Mohd Yunus, Deputy Governor, Central Bank of Malaysia

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Honourable Datuk Nor Shamsiah Mohd Yunus, Deputy Governor, Central Bank of Malaysia

Honourable Datuk Nor Shamsiah Mohd Yunus, Deputy Governor, Central Bank of Malaysia

Honourable Datuk Nor Shamsiah Mohd Yunus, Deputy Governor, Central Bank of Malaysia

Datuk Nor Shamsiah Yunus is currently the Deputy Governor in Bank Negara Malaysia. She is responsible for the prudential and anti-money laundering (AML) supervision of commercial banks (conventional and Islamic banks), investment banks, insurance companies (conventional and Takaful) and development financial institutions. She also oversees the financial intelligence and enforcement functions, Strategic Human Capital Management and the corporate shared services function. She sits as one of the members at the Bank Negara Malaysia Board of Directors.  She is also a member of the Monetary Policy Committee, Financial Stability Policy Committee and Joint Policy Committee.

Datuk Nor Shamsiah represents the Bank in a number of regional and international fora in the areas of banking supervision and anti-money laundering.  She joined Bank Negara Malaysia in April 1987 and has extensive experience in the development of prudential regulations and legislation for the financial sector.  She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Accountancy from the University of South Australia and is a Fellow of the Australian CPA.

Beatrice Edwards, International Program Director, Former Executive Director Washington, D.C., Government Accountability Project

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Beatrice Edwards, International Program Director, Former Executive Director Washington, D.C., Government Accountability Project

Beatrice Edwards, International Program Director, Former Executive Director Washington, D.C., Government Accountability Project

Beatrice Edwards, International Program Director, Former Executive Director Washington, D.C., Government Accountability Project

Beatrice Edwards is the International Program Director at GAP. She has over 30 years of experience working on labor issues, anti-corruption measures and public-service reforms within both a domestic and international framework. Before joining GAP, she managed the International Financial Institutions (IFI) Project for Public Services International, a Global Union Federation for public sector labor unions, where she monitored IFI loans to Latin American and Caribbean governments for compliance with international labor standards and anti-corruption mandates. Bea also served as a Senior Specialist for Social and Economic Affairs at the Organization of American States (OAS), and managed the OAS Multinational Education for Work Project in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Bea is a previous contributing writer for the Texas Observer, and holds an M.A. in Latin American Studies from the University of Texas and a Ph.D. in Sociology from American University, where she maintains a teaching relationship. She speaks Spanish and Portuguese.

An Ling, Senior Director General of the Ministry of Supervision, People's Republic of China

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An Ling, Senior Director General of the Ministry of Supervision, People's Republic of China

An Ling, Senior Director General of the Ministry of Supervision, People's Republic of China

An Ling, Senior Director General of the Ministry of Supervision, People's Republic of China

Since 2013, Ms. An Ling is a Senior Director General of the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI), Ministry of Supervision, China

In 2006, she was appointed as Deputy Director General of the General Office of CCDI;

In 2005, she was appointed as Deputy Director General of the Case Management Department of CCDI;

In 1994, she came to work in the General Office of the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI) as a Division Director;

Ms An Ling joined the anti-corruption authorities from 1982 when she began to work in the research division and then personnel division of the Jilin Provincial Committee for Discipline Inspection.

Ms An Ling started her career in 1974 from a rural town as a member of the “knowledgeable youth” working for the Nong’an County of Jilin. She was then transferred to work in the Changchun Textile Mill in 1975.

Graduated from Jilin University, one of the top universities in China with a Bachelor degree in History.