Here you can find out about the leaders and experts who will lead the 15th IACC discussions. Keep checking this space for updates on the inspiring speakers coming to the 15th IACC.
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.
Raymond Baker is the Director of Global Financial Integrity and the author of Capitalism’s Achilles Heel: Dirty Money and How to Renew the Free-Market System. He has for many years been an internationally respected authority on corruption, money laundering, growth, and foreign policy issues, particularly as they concern developing and transitional economies and impact upon western economic and foreign interests.
Mr. Baker is a Senior Fellow at the Center for International Policy in Washington, D.C., researching and writing on the linkages between corruption, money laundering, and poverty. He is also a member of the High Level Panel on Illicit Financial Flows from Africa, chaired by former President of South Africa, Thabo Mbeki.
Educated at Harvard Business School and Georgia Institute of Technology, Mr. Baker is the author of “The Biggest Loophole in the Free-Market System,” “Illegal Flight Capital; Dangers for Global Stability,” “How Dirty Money Binds the Poor,” and other works published in the United States and Europe.
Manish Bapna is the acting president of the World Resources Institute. He joined WRI as its executive vice president and managing director in 2007.
His interests and expertise are in international development with a particular focus on rural poverty and natural resources. He oversees institutional and program strategies, approves new lines of work, and is responsible for WRI’s day-to-day management. Under his leadership, the institute has developed a five-year strategic plan and is in the process of deepening its engagement in both China and India.
Previously, he was the executive director of the nonprofit Bank Information Center (BIC), whose mission is to protect rights and promote sustainability in the projects and policies of international financial institutions. Bapna presided over considerable growth at BIC, including sizable increases in staff, funding and influence, especially in developing countries.
Bapna has also served as a senior economist and task team leader at the World Bank, where he led multidisciplinary teams in designing and implementing community-driven water, watershed, and rural development projects in Asia and Latin America. Several of the projects he helped develop received “excellence awards” by the Bank and were recognized as highly successful by independent observers. For more information, please see his bio on the WRI website, available here.
Alexander Bellos is the author of Futebol: The Brazilian Way of Life captures the romance and the passion of Brazil. ‘Football is how the world sees Brazil and how Brazilians see themselves.’ The art, the players, the myths, the legends, the teams, the history, the supporters, the heartbreaks — the book traces the past and the present of a game which symbolises the racial harmony, flamboyance, youth, innovation and skill of Latin America’s largest country. It was shortlisted for the WH Smith Sports Book of the Year and was nominated for the 2004 British Book Awards. Alex has lived inBrazil as the Guardian’s Latin America correspondent and presented in 2003 a five-part series onBrazil for the BBC, called Inside Out Brazil. His short films about the Amazon have been broadcasted on the BBC, More 4 and Al Jazeera International.
Ms. Anna Bossman is the Director of the Integrity and Anti-Corruption Department (IACD) of the African Development Bank (AfDB). Before that she was Deputy Commissioner and later Acting Commissioner of Ghana’s human rights and anti-corruption institution, the Commission for Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ). Ms. Bossman, an anti-corruption advocate and activist started her legal career as an Assistant State Attorney in the Criminal Division of the Ministry of Justice and Attorney-General after she graduated from the Ghana Law School. She has also worked in the energy sector, taking up various legal, managerial and consultancy services with multinational oil and gas companies in West and Central Africa.
Richard A. Boucher
Ambassador Richard A. Boucher was appointed Deputy Secretary-General of the OECD in November 5, 2009. Ambassador Boucher, a U.S. national, is a senior foreign policy executive who has managed world-wide teams, programs and strategies and brings extensive experience in emerging economies. Over his thirty-year career in foreign policy, he has consistently had challenging assignments and achieved the highest rank in the United States Foreign Service.
From 2006 to 2009, as Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia, Ambassador Boucher was involved in high-level negotiations throughout the region, from Kazakhstan to India. Prior to this, he was Spokesman and Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs for five years, crafting the U.S. public approach on critical world issues for three Secretaries of State. In 1999, he served as the U.S. Senior Official for Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation promoting more open trade and an improved investment climate. From 1993 to 1999, he served consecutive terms as the U.S. Ambassador to Cyprus and Consul General in Hong Kong. For more information, please visit the OECD website’s bio, available here.
William BOURDON is a French Lawyer Member of the Paris Bar since 1980. William Bourdon focuses his practice on Human Rights, Business Criminal Law, International Public Law, International Criminal Law, Business Law, Media Law. He served as legal adviser in numerous major lawsuits including:
the Burmese victims of forced labor in a lawsuit against the French oil company Total regarding its activities in Myanmar; the civil parties in a lawsuit against Reverend Wenceslas MUNYESHYKA, a Rwandan national; French-Chilian families in a lawsuit against General Augusto PINOCHET, in October 1998; Algerian families in a lawsuit against General Khaled NEZZAR and Tunisian families in a lawsuit against alleged Tunisian torturers, in October 2001.
From 1995 to 2000, William BOURDON was Secretary-General of the Federation internationale des droits de l’homme (Human Rights International Federation). In 2001, William BOURDON founded SHERPA, a Paris-based NGO that aims to fight economic crimes.
He wrote several articles and books on the topics of Human rights, International Justice. His latest book is entitled “Face aux crimes du marché – Quelles armes juridiques pour les citoyens?” “Facing Economic crimes – What legal tools for citizens?” (2009)”
Professor Simon Chadwick holds the position of Chair in Sport Business Strategy and Marketing at Coventry University Business School, where he is also the founder and Director of CIBS (Centre for the International Business of Sport). Chadwick is Editor of ‘Sport, Business and Management: An International Journal’, and he has authored and published more than 500 articles, conference papers and books on sport. Among his other research and consultancy activities, Chadwick has worked with numerous organisations involved in sport including Mastercard, Atletico Madrid, the International Tennis Federation, FC Barcelona, UEFA, Tottenham Hotspur, Sport Business Group, The Economist, the Remote Gambling Association and the British Council. In addition, Chadwick’s views on sport are regularly covered by the media; he has been quoted in publications across the world including in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, Forbes, Time, the Financial Times, the Economist, Der Spiegel, El Pais, Le Monde and China Daily. He also regularly appears on television, where he has commented on sport for broadcasters such as CNN, Bloomberg, Al Jazeera, the BBC, CNBC, Sky and CCTV. Professor Chadwick has a particular interest in the response of commercial partners to issues of corruption and transgression in sport.
Cobus de Swardt
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).
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.
Eigen is member of the board of the NGOs Kabissa, building the capacity of African non-profits. Since 2007 Eigen is a member of Kofi Annan’s Africa Progress Panel (APP). In 2009 he joined the Management Board of the African Legal Support Facility of the African Development Bank.
Jim Emerson is the first Secretary General of the Childfund Alliance, a network of 12 child development organisations. Before this, Jim was with Plan International, among other things in the role of deputy chief executive and has ead Plan’s mission to Haiti.
Baltasar Garzón Real is a former Spanish jurist who served on Spain’s central criminal court, the Audiencia Nacional. He was the examining magistrate of the Juzgado Central de Instrucción No. 5, which investigates the most important criminal cases in Spain, including terrorism, organised crime, and money laundering.
In 1993–94 he was elected a deputy and briefly held a ministerial role in the Felipe González’s socialist government. Following his return to the Audiencia Nacional, he led a series of investigations that helped convict a government minister as the head of the Grupos Antiterroristas de Liberación (GAL), a state terrorist group.
Garzón came to international attention on 10 October 1998 when he issued an international warrant for the arrest of former Chilean President, General Augusto Pinochet, for the alleged deaths and torture of Spanish citizens.
Richard Goldstone is a South African former judge, who worked for 17 years as a commercial lawyer before moving into appointments that have seen him lead investigations into many of the greatest international cases in recent history, including a fact-finding mission created by the UN Human Rights Council to investigate international human rights and humanitarian law violations related to the Gaza War (2009), the International Independent Inquiry on Kosovo (1999-2001) and the United Nations International Criminal Tribunals for the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda (1994-1996).
Other noteable appointments include National President of the National Institute of Crime Prevention and the Rehabilitation of Offenders (1985-2000), Judge of the Transvaal Supreme Court (1989), Chairperson of the Commission of Inquiry regarding Public Violence and Intimidation (Goldstone Commission, 1991-1994), Justice of the Constitutional Court of South Africa (1994-2004), Chairperson for Council of the Valencia Declaration (1998) and Chairperson of the International Task Force on Terrorism (2001).
The many awards he has received locally and internationally include the International Human Rights Award of the American Bar Association (1994) and Honorary Doctorates of Law from universities in Canada, the Netherlands, South Africa, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
Beris Gwynne is Director and UN representative in Geneva for World Vision International. Previously, she served as Executive Director of The Foundation for Development Cooperation in Australia.
Gwynne began her career working with the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade before joining the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID).
Paul Hilder is a British-born social entrepreneur, writer and organiser. In 2000 he co-founded openDemocracy.net, a website for debate about global politics and culture.He is a co-founder of Avaaz.org in 2007, and served as one of its first campaign directors. In 2010, he became Director of Campaigns for Oxfam, the global development movement. In 2012, he became Vice President of Global Campaigns at Change.org.
Jeremy Hobbs has been the executive director of Oxfam International since 2001, before which he was on the the Oxfam International board for five years as Executive Director of Oxfam Community Aid Abroadin Australia.
Hobbs was also Director of the International Support Service, a not-for-profit development consulting firm, and he established the Community Aid Abroad Ethical Investment Fund.
Hobbs studied Social Work at the University of West Australia, and has a vast background in community development, particularly with regards to Indigenous rights, for which he maintained a strong focus during his appointment as Executive Director of Oxfam Community Aid Abroad in Australia.
Joanna Kerr is the Chief Executive of ActionAid and a passionate advocate for civil rights in the fight against poverty.
Kerr has travelled widely in her role, working with poor communities fighting for justice, freedom from violence and a voice in the decisions that affect them. Prior to ActionAid, Kerr was Director of Policy for Oxfam Canada and Executive Director of the Association for Women’s Rights in Development (AWID).
For seven years, Kerr worked for the North-South Institute in Ottawa, where she founded and led the 16-organisation strong Gender and Economic Reforms in Africa Program. Kerr is based at ActionAid’s Secretariat in South Africa where she heads up anti-poverty programmes in more than 50 countries and leads a global team of 2500 staff in Africa, Asia, Americas and Europe. She was raised in Canada, Tanzania, the U.K. and Ghana.
Simon Kuper is a journalist for the financial times. Here, he covers sports from an anthropoligist point of view.
Simon was born in Uganda and grew up in London, the US, the Netherlands , Jamaica and Sweden. He has studied in Oxford, Harvard and Technische Universitaet Berlin. Kuper has published several books, the first being Football Against the Enemy (1994).
Therese Lee is Global Ethics & Compliance Counsel at Google Inc., where she is responsible for legal and regulatory compliance matters, particularly Google’s worldwide compliance with the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”) and international anti-bribery laws.
Prior to Google, Therese was a senior associate at the law firm of Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP in Washington, DC, where she specialized in FCPA matters and international litigation.
Before receiving her law degree from UC Berkeley, Therese worked with the Appeals Section of the Office of the Prosecutor at the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda in Arusha, Tanzania, researched Singapore and Malaysia’s anti-terrorism laws as a Fulbright Scholar, and served as foreign policy Legislative Assistant in the Office of U.S. Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan (D-NY, 1977-2001).
Therese holds a Masters in Public Affairs from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University and a bachelor’s degree from Stanford University.
Andrew Mack is the Director of the Human Security Report Project (HSRP) at Simon Fraser University and a faculty member of the university’s new School for International Studies. Prior to this he directed the Human Security Centre at the University of British Columbia where the HSRP was located until its move to Simon Fraser in May 2007. Immediately before joining UBC, Professor Mack was a Visiting Professor at the Program on Humanitarian Policy and Conflict Research at Harvard (2001-02).
From 1998 to 2001 he was Director of the Strategic Planning Office in the Executive Office of UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan.
Magdy Martínez-Solimán has been working for the United Nations for the past 15 years. He currently holds the position of Deputy Assistant Administrator and Deputy Director of UNDP Bureau for Development Policy.
From 2008 to 2012, he was UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in Mexico. Mr. Martínez-Solimán was Senior Governance Advisor for the 18 West African countries (2000-2003) and Practice Manager of the Democratic Governance Team (2003-2006). In 2006, he was appointed by the United Nations Secretary-General as the first Executive Director of the UN Democracy Fund (UNDEF). He has also served in Burundi, Togo, Bangladesh and Senegal.
Prior to the United Nations, Mr. Martínez-Solimán has been State Secretary for Youth in the Spanish National Government, CEO of two public corporations and member of the Organizing Committee of the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona. He was also Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office, in charge of relations with the Parliament of Andalusia, and an elected member of the Municipal Council of his hometown, Malaga.
Mr. Martínez-Solimán initiated his Law Studies at the University Complutense of Madrid, holds a degree in Law (Juris Doctor) from the Universidad de Malaga and has been a Member of the Spanish Bar Association since 1984.
Ellen S. Miller is the co-founder and executive director of the Sunlight Foundation, a Washington-based, non-partisan non-profit dedicated to using the power of the Internet to catalyze greater government openness and transparency. She is the founder of two other prominent Washington-based organizations in the field of money and politics — the Center for Responsive Politics and Public Campaign — and a nationally recognized expert on transparency and the influence of money in politics. Her experience as a Washington advocate for more than 35 years spans the worlds of non-profit advocacy, grassroots activism and journalism.
Ms. Miller’s work has recently been featured in Government Technology (“Top 25 Doers, Dreamers & Drivers in Public Sector Innovation,” March 2011), Washingtonian Magazine (“100 Tech Titans,” May, 2009), Fast Company, (“The Most Influential Women in Technology,” January, 2009), WIRED Magazine (“15 People The Next President Should Listen To,” October, 2008), The Chronicle of Philanthropy (“Seeking Online Exposure,” January, 2008). Ms. Miller also served as deputy director of Campaign for America’s Future, was the publisher of TomPaine.com and was a senior fellow at The American Prospect. She spent nearly a decade working on Capitol Hill. She blogs regularly at SunlightFoundation.com.
Sir Mark Moody-Stuart
Mark Moody-Stuart is Chairman of Hermes Equity Ownership Services. A director of Accenture and of Saudi Aramco. He was Chairman of the Royal Dutch/Shell Group from 1998 to 2001. He was Chairman of Anglo American plc from 2002 to 2009. Born in Antigua, after a doctorate in geology in 1966 at Cambridge, he worked for Shell starting as an exploration geologist, living in Holland, Spain, Oman, Brunei, Australia, Nigeria, Turkey and Malaysia, and the UK.
He is Chairman of the Innovative Vector Control Consortium for combating insect borne disease and was Chairman of the Global Business Coalition for HIV/AIDS from 2002-2011. He was a director of HSBC from 2001-1010 and of the International Institute for Sustainable Development2003-2011. He serves on the China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development 2003-. He chaired task forces on renewable energy for the G8 and for business for the 2002 World Summit on Sustainable Development inJohannesburg. Board Member of the Global Reporting Initiative 2002-7. President Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine 1997-2008. Member of the UN Secretary General’s Advisory Council for the Global Compact 2001-2004. Vice-Chairman of the Global Compact Board and Chairman of the Global Compact Foundation from 2006. He was appointed a Knight Commander of St Michael and St George in 2000. Married to Judy with four children.
One of the distinguished speakers already confirmed to speak at the 15th IACC is Kumi Naidoo, Executive Director of Greenpeace International and prominent human rights activists.
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
Sanjay Pradhan heads the World Bank Institute (WBI), the learning, training and capacity-building arm of the World Bank Group. Mr. Pradhan, is a leading authority on governance and public sector capacity building, combining a distinguished research record with extensive operational experience. In recent years he led the design and implementation of the World Bank Group’s Governance and Anticorruption Strategy.
Before his appointment as Vice-President for WBI, Mr. Pradhan directed the Bank’s Public Sector Governance Group from September 2002, where he oversaw worldwide advisory and lending services to governments on public sector management, public finance and governance. Mr. Pradhan joined the Bank Group in 1986 as a Young Professional. Subsequently, he held various positions, including Sector Manager, Public Sector, in the South Asia as well asEurope and Central Asia Regions. Mr. Pradhan was also a principal author of the World Development Report 1997, The State in a Changing World. He holds a PhD and Bachelor’s degree fromHarvardUniversity.
Dilma Vana Rousseff
Dilma Vana Rousseff is the 36th president of Brazil. She is the first woman to hold the office. Before being elected into her current position in October 2010 she was the first female Chief of Staff to the President of Brazil. Before that she the Minister of Engery, appointed by former Brazilian president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva. Prior to that she was a member of the commitee responsible for the energy policy. Posts prior to this include the Secretary of Energy of the State of Rio Grande do Sul and Secretary of the Treasury of the city of Porto Alegre.
President Rousseff co-foundet the Democratic Labour Party in Rio Grande do Sul (PDT) which she left in 2000 to become a member of the Worker’s Party (PT).
At the age of 16, President Rousseff began her political career, taking part in movements against the military regime that ruled Brazil from 1964 to 1985. In 1969, President Rousseff met Carlos Franklin Paixão de Araújo, a lawyer from Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil’s southernmost state. Together, they suffered persecution under the military regime. In 1970, President Rousseff was arrested and spent almost three years in a penitentiary in the city of São Paulo.
Aruna Roy is a social and political activist. She has worked in the Indian Administrative Service and 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.
Anamaria Schindler is Ashoka Leadership Team member and co-responsible for Ashoka Latin America strategy. She is Ashoka Global Emeritus Co-President.
In 2008, she launched the Instituto Arapyaú,founded by business entrepreneur Guilherme Leal in Brazil and led its implementation and strategy until 2011.
From 1988-95 Anamaria worked on human rights and violence in various public and private institutes in Brazil.
She writes a column on social entrepreneurship in Folha de São Paulo. And is board member of several citizen organizations in Brazil and Latin America.
Sociologist, developed master and Doctorate program in Sociology at the University of São Paulo (USP), Brazil.
Nicholas Shaxson is a British writer, journalist and investigator. He is author of the acclaimed 2007 book Poisoned Wells: the Dirty Politics of African Oil, an Associate Fellow of Chatham House (the Royal Institute of African Affairs in London) and, following completion of Treasure Islands in 2010, a full-time writer and researcher for the Tax Justice Network, an expert-led group focused on tax and tax havens. Since 1993 he has written extensively on global business and politics for the Financial Times, Reuters, the Economist and its sister publication the Economist Intelligence Unit, International Affairs, Foreign Affairs, the American Interest, the BBC, Africa Confidential, African Energy, and a wide range of others.
He was born in Malawi in 1966 and has lived at various times in India, Brazil, England, Lesotho, Spain, Angola, South Africa, Germany and the Netherlands. He currently lives with his partner and their two children in Zürich, Switzerland.
Achim Steiner is the Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). Prior to his appointment in 2006, he was the Director General of the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN) for five years. Steiner grew up in Brazil, and went to study philosophy political science and economics at the University of Oxford in England
Steiner has spent time as a visiting scientist in the Berlin based German Development Institute and at Harvard Business School, and served as Secretary General of the World Commission on Dams from 1998 to 2001. He now continues to serve as an advisory board member with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and the China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development.
John D. Sullivan
John D. Sullivan is the executive director of the Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE), an affiliate of the US Chamber of Commerce. As associate director of the Democracy Program, Sullivan helped to establish both CIPE and the National Endowment for Democracy in 1983. After serving as CIPE program director, he became executive director in 1991. Under his leadership CIPE developed a number of innovative approaches that link democratic development to market reforms: combating corruption, promoting corporate governance, building business associations, supporting the informal sector, and programs to assist women and youth entrepreneurs. Today, CIPE has more than 90 full-time staff with offices in Afghanistan, Egypt, Iraq, Pakistan, Romania, Russia, and Ukraine.
Sullivan is a member of the Advisory Board of the Millstein Center for Corporate Governance and Performance at the Yale School of Management, the Council on Foreign Relations, the Russian Institute of Directors’ Advisory Board, the Bretton Woods Association, and the American Political Science Association. He is also a member of the UN Global Compact Working Group on the Tenth Principle and the OECD MENA Investment Task Force.
Joel Simon Executive Director Committee to Protect Journalists, CPJ
Since his appointment as executive director of the Committee to Protect Journalists in 2006, Joel Simon has led the organization through a period of expansion. Under his guidance, CPJ launched the Global Campaign Against Impunity, established a Journalist Assistance program and spearheaded CPJ’s efforts to defend press freedom in the digital space.
Simon has led and participated in CPJ missions around the world, from Argentina to Zimbabwe. Under his leadership, CPJ has been honored with the prestigious Thomas J. Dodd Prize in International Justice and Human Rights and a News & Documentary Emmy for its work in defense of press freedom.
Simon has written widely on press freedom issues for publications including Slate, Columbia Journalism Review, The New York Review of Books, World Policy Journal, Asahi Shinbum, and The Times of India. His analysis of press freedom issues is featured regularly in major media, including The New York Times, Washington Post, NPR, BBC and CNN.
Having joined CPJ in 1997 as Americas program coordinator, Simon became deputy director in 2000 and was chosen to head the organization in 2006. As a journalist in Latin America, Simon covered the Guatemalan civil war, the Zapatista uprising in Southern Mexico, the debate over the North American Free Trade Agreement, and the economic turmoil in Cuba following the collapse of the Soviet Union. A graduate of Amherst College and Stanford University, he is the author of Endangered Mexico: An Environment on the Edge (Sierra Club Books, 1997).
Gijs M. DE VRIES
Graduate in Law / Political Science, University of Leiden, 1981
Postdoctoral Summer School, European University Institute, Florence, 1981
Georgetown Leadership Seminar, School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University, Washington DC, 1993
2008-2010: Vice President of the Netherlands Court of Audit
2007-2008: Senior Fellow, Netherlands Institute for International Relations (Clingendael)
2004-2007: European Union Counter-Terrorism Coordinator Ambassador, special assignment
2004: Ambassador, special assignment
2002-2003: Dutch Government representative at the Convention on the Future of the European Union (European Convention)
2002: Member of the Second Chamber
1998-2002: State Secretary for the Interior and Kingdom Relations
1994-1998: Chairman of the Liberal and Democratic Group in the European Parliament
1984-1998: Member of the European Parliament
1981-1984: Lecturer, Political Science Department, Faculty of Law, University of Leiden
Mr. Gijs M. de Vries became a Member of the European Court of Auditors on 1 January 2011. He is a member of Chamber III “External actions” and until March 2012 was an alternate member of the Administrative Committee. Since April 2012 he is the member representing Chamber III in the CEAD Chamber.
Tawakkol Karman was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2011 in recognition of her work in non-violent struggle for the expression rights, safety of women and for women’s rights to full participation in peace-building work in Yemen.
Upon being awarded the prize, Tawakkol became the first Yemeni, the first Arab woman, and the second Muslim woman to win a Nobel Peace Prize, as well as the youngest Nobel Peace Laureate to date, at the age of 32.
Karman is a mother of three as well as a human rights activist, journalist, politician, president of Women Journalists without Chains organization, senior member of the Al-Islah political party. She is a member of the advisory board for the Transparency International organisation and for several international Human rights NGOs.
Bold and outspoken, Karman has been imprisoned on a number of occasions for her pro-democracy, pro-human rights protests. Amongst Yemen’s Youth movement, she is known as “mother of the revolution”, “the iron woman”, and recently (The lady of the Arab spring)
She has entered into many dialogues and written several articles, calling for abandonment of extremism, violence and terrorism, for the dialogues between religions, sects and for co-existence between the peoples, cultures and civilizations.
Drago Kos is international commissioner in the independent Monitoring and Evaluation Committee in Afghanistan and special advisor to the Serbian Anti-Corruption Agency. He used to be the Chairman of the Council of Europe’s Group of States against Corruption (GRECO) and the first chairman of the Commission for the Prevention of Corruption in Slovenia. He was also a Co-Chair of European Partners against Corruption and a member of the US COGEL’s Global Affairs Committee. In previous years he was a deputy director of the Slovenian Criminal Investigation Directorate, Head of Organised Crime Section of the Slovenian Police and member of the Council of Europe’s Group of Specialists on Organised Crime. He used to be a UEFA/FIFA referee, now he is UEFA/FIFA referee observer.
Sir Ian Andrews
Ian has spent much of his career since 1975 working for Defence and the armed forces. After studying geography at Bristol University, he worked in various Head Office policy branches, in HM Naval Base, Rosyth, in the Defence Arms Control Unit and on the China desk in the Defence Sales Organisation. During this time, he also attended the NATO Defence College in Rome and, as a member of the Territorial Army, served for a year as a regular officer in Germany while on leave of absence from the civil service.
After working in the Private Office of the then Secretary of State for Defence in the late 1980s, he was involved in the post Cold War review of the size and shape of the Army before returning to Germany as the senior civilian on the staff of the British Forces’ headquarters. Subsequent appointments included Managing Director of the Defence Research and Evaluation Agency where he was responsible for systems and equipment test and evaluation and for facilities, and as Chief Executive of the then Defence Estates Agency. He became Second Permanent Under Secretary of the MOD in 2002 where his board responsibilities included transforming the effectiveness of the management of the department during a particularly challenging period for Defence and the armed forces. He also led a number of cross government initiatives, most notably around sustainability and joint working.
Ian retired from MOD at the end of March 2009 and was appointed Chairman of the Serious Organised Crime Agency in August.
Depuis 2008, Stanislas Frossard est Secrétaire Exécutif de l’« Accord partiel élargi sur le Sport » qui est la plateforme de coopération intergouvernementale du Conseil de l’Europe en matière de politiques sportives. Administrateur au Conseil de l’Europe dès 2003, il a précédemment officié comme responsable de l’Unité des Conventions du Sport (lutte contre le dopage et lutte contre la violence des spectateurs).
Avant de débuter son activité au service du Conseil de l’Europe, il a exercé des activités de responsable associatif, de formateur, de consultant et d’expert dans les domaines de la jeunesse, des réfugiés, de l’environnement et du sport. Il a en particulier coordonné la campagne politique des œuvres d’entraide suisses contre la révision du droit d’asile en 2002, et exercé des fonctions de direction d’ONG nationales de jeunesse en Suisse.
Titulaire d’une licence ès sciences économiques et sociales de l’Université de Genève, avec spécialisation en relations internationales (Institut des Hautes Etudes Internationales), il a également un Master en Administration Publique de l’Institut des Hautes Etudes en Administration Publique à Lausanne.
Since 2008, Stanislas Frossard has been the Executive Secretary of the « Enlarged Partial Agreement on Sport », which is the intergovernmental platform of co-operation of the Council of Europe on sports policies. Mr Frossard started to work in the Council of Europe as an Administrator in charge of the Sports Conventions Unit (Anti-Doping and Spectator Violence Conventions).
Before joining the Council of Europe Secretariat, he had various positions as NGO leader, trainer and consultant in the areas of youth, refugees and environment. He managed a national referendum campaign to defend asylum rights for the Swiss Refugee Council in 2002, and he was chief executive of national Youth NGOs.
Holder of a degree in economic and social sciences from the University of Geneva, with a specialisation in international issues at the Graduate Institute of International Studies (Geneva), he also has a Masters in Public Administration from the Swiss Graduate School of Public Administration (Lausanne).
Dr. Al Sane
Dr. Al Sane is the Chair the Global Organization of Parliamentarians Against Corruption (GOPAC). He has held the position since 2008 and has been a member since 2002. He is also the Vice-Chairman of International Forum for Islamist Politics headquartered at Jakarta – Indonesia; the Chairman of Synergy Corporation Consultancy Company, a prominent Management Consultancy company in Kuwait; and an Assistant Professor of Business at the Kuwait College for Business. Formerly, Dr. Al Sane was a member of the Kuwaiti Parliament. He decided not to run in 2009 after serving his constituents for 17 years. During his tenure as a member of Parliament, he chaired several parliamentary committees: Financial and Economic Committee, Budget Committee, Public Funds Protection Committee, Human Rights Committee, Employment and Administrative Development Committee as well as the Foreign Affairs Committee. Dr. Al Sane holds a BSc from Kuwait University, a MBA from New Haven University in USA and a Ph.D. in Organizational Development from Aston University, UK.
Stuart C. Gilman, Ph.D.
Stuart C. Gilman is a senior partner in the Global Integrity Group which works with governments around the world on issues of governance and anti-corruption. He retired from diplomatic service with the United Nations in October 2010. Since retirement has worked throughout the Middle East, including a sixteen month consultation in Morocco assisting their anti-corruption agency. Gilman has also had assignments with the Council of Europe, the Organization for Economic and Community Development and the World Bank in Washington, DC. Before retiring from the UN, he was seconded to the World Bank as the Deputy Director of the Stolen Asset Recovery Initiative and Senior Advisor on governance and rule of law for the UN Office on Drugs and Crime. Previous to this he was Head of the United Nations Global Programme against Corruption in Vienna, Austria.
Dr. Gilman’s thirty- eight year career includes positions in universities, government and non-profit organizations. His work has focused on integrity and anticorruption systems in government and the private sector. Dr. Gilman has provided counsel and training for a variety of senior leaders; from corporate chief executive officers to cabinet secretaries and ministers, from heads of anticorruption agencies to judges and prosecutors.
During his academic career he taught at several universities the last being the University of Virginia. In 1988, he was appointed the first Associate Director for Education at the United States Office of Government Ethics (OGE) in Washington. In 1994 he was appointed as Special Assistant to the Director of the OGE where he had worked with other federal agencies, multilateral institutions and foreign governments. He subsequently served Director of Strategic Implementation with the Inspector General’s office of the U.S. Department of Treasury.
After leaving the government he was selected as the third President of the Ethics Resource Center (ERC), the oldest and most prestigious ethics center in the United States. ERC also has five international centers. His leadership at the ERC resulted in close consultation relationships with Lockheed Martin, Merck Pharmaceuticals, Guardsmark, Royal Dutch Shell, American Express as well as many other multinational corporations and governments.
Dr. Gilman has been an advisor for state governments and federal agencies, for large corporations and non-profit organizations, as well as multinational organizations – such as the World Bank, the InterAmerican Development Bank, the Organization of American States, the Organization for Security and Cooperation and the OECD. Dr. Gilman has been an anti-corruption and integrity advisor for countries as diverse as Egypt, Japan, Morocco, South Africa, Argentina, Turkey, Romania, Italy and the Philippines.
He is recipient of a number of awards and has coauthored several books and monographs, including Values, Ethics and Interests in Public Administration for the U.S. President’s Management Internship Program in 1979. The third edition of the best selling Ethics Challenge in Public Service, co-authored with Carol Lewis, was published in May 2012. He has published scholarly articles in a number of edited books as well as journals. In 2006 Dr. Gilman was elected to the National Academy of Public Administration in the United States.
Dr. Gilman has given speeches and presentations on anti-corruption and ethics at universities, government programs and international forums around the world. He is often quoted in publications such as the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, the Chicago Tribune, the Financial Times, Los Angeles Times, the Toronto Star and even Sports Illustrated. He is a graduate of the University of New Orleans, and received his Ph.D. in 1974 from Miami University. He has completed post-doctoral work at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University, the University of Virginia and Senior Managers in Government Program at Harvard University.
Jacqueline Peschard PhD., President Commissioner Federal Institute for Access to Information and Data Protection (IFAI)
Mrs. Peschard holds a PhD in Social Sciences by the Political Science Department of El Colegio de Michoacán. She is a member of the National Board of Researchers since 1988 and has been Professor of Political Science at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) since 1979;
She has served as a Research Professor at El Colegio de Mexico from 1992 to 1998. In 1996, she was appointed as Counselor to the Federal Electoral Institute (IFE), during her mandate she served as an advisor to the United Nations Electoral Assistance Division to Iraq in 2004 and to Lebanon in 2005.
Became a member of the Mexican Culture Seminar since 2007, in that same year she was appointed as Commissioner of the Federal Institute for Access to Public Information (IFAI) in 2009, she was elected President Commissioner of the Institute for a 2 year term. In 2011 Commissioner Peschard was reelected as President for another term.
In September 2010, at the VIII Iberoamerican Meeting held in Mexico City, Mrs. Jacqueline Peschard was elected President of the Iberoamerican Network of Data Protection (RIPD), a forum for the promotion of the Fundamental Right to data protection within this community of 22 countries.
Elaine Dezenski, Senior Director, PACI, World Economic Forum
Bachelor’s in International Relations, Wheaton College, Massachusetts. Master’s in Public Policy, Georgetown University. Formerly: management positions, Transportation Division, Siemens Corporation; Legis Fellow, Brookings Institution; Special Assistant, US Department of Transportation; Assistant Secretary and Deputy Assistant Secretary, US Department of Homeland Security; Senior Vice-President, Global Government, Cross Match Technologies; Managing Director, Global Security Initiative for the 21st Century, Interpol. 2009-10, Director, Global Strategies, Georgia Tech Research Institute. With World Economic Forum: July 2010, Senior Director, Head of Risk Response Initiatives; currently Senior Director, Head of Partnering Against Corruption Initiative (PACI).