4th International Collective Action Conference 2022

30 June to 1 July 2022, Basel, Switzerland

Hosted by the Basel Institute on Governance and supported by the Siemens Integrity Initiative, the in-person conference will bring together leading figures from the public and private sectors and international, academic and non-profit organisations to explore this year's topic:

How to mainstream Collective Action to achieve a clean, fair and sustainable business environment for all.

The conference takes place on 30 June–1 July 2022 at the University of Basel campus in Petersplatz, Basel, Switzerland. Registration for the event is now closed.

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Agenda

Day 1: 30 June 2022

Time
Event
08:30–09:00

Registration and coffee

09:00–09:10

Welcome - Gretta Fenner, Managing Director, Basel Institute on Governance

09:10–09:35

Keynote address - Prof. Margaret Heffernan, Professor of Practice, University of Bath School of Management

09:35–10:45

Tailwind for Collective Action: The importance of government engagement and support for Collective Action. Numerous governments endorse Collective Action as an innovative, flexible and collaborative approach to prevent corruption and promote fair competition and sustainable business. Representatives of authorities engaged in anti-corruption will discuss their support for Collective Action and share experiences in translating commitments into action.

10:45–11:00

Short break

11:00–12:30

Showcasing the variety of Collective Action. The field of Collective Action is diverse and continues to evolve. This panel will showcase good practices and highlight new approaches and developments in Collection Action for business integrity.

  • Lightning talk: Bernard O’Donnell, Head of Investigations Division, European Investment Bank
  • Giovanni Gallo, Chief, Implementation Support Section, Corruption and Economic Crime Branch, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
  • Andrew Blasi, Director, Crowell & Moring International
  • Lene B. Lauridsen, Senior Compliance Officer, Grundfos
  • Liz David-Barrett, Head of the Global Programme on Measuring Corruption, International Anti-Corruption Academy
  • Vanessa Hans, Basel Institute on Governance (moderator)
12:30–13:45

Networking lunch & meet the practitioners. Come and meet Collective Action practitioners, including the Siemens Integrity Partners, on the first floor. A buffet lunch will be served in the ground floor foyer.

13:45–15:00

New momentum for beneficial ownership transparency: Welcoming Opening Extractives to the B20 Collective Action Hub. A new hybrid Collective Action initiative aims at ending the use of anonymous companies linked to corruption and mismanagement in the extractives sector. This panel will bring together stakeholders from Opening Extractives to analyse the initiative's methodology, share its journey in shaping reforms, and explore the potential to scale efforts beyond the extractives sector.

15:00–15:15

Short break

15:15–16:45

The marketplace of ideas for Collective Action. Peer learning in breakout sessions for participants to discuss from their unique stakeholder perspectives: the value proposition of Collective Action; positive drivers and challenges; setting goals and expectations.

A - Room 119 - Private sector perspective

B - Room 117 - The gender dimensions of corruption

C - Room 116 - The legal and accountancy professions

D - Room 115 - Civil society perspective: (group 1)

E - Room 114 - Civil society perspective (group 2)

F - Room 111 - Public sector perspective

16:45–17:30

Meet the practitioners – continued (FIRST FLOOR)

17:30–19:00

Anti-Corruption Collective Action Awards Ceremony & Apéro. For the first time, the Basel Institute will recognise organisations and initiatives that demonstrate outstanding achievements, emerging best practices and innovation in the field of Collective Action to tackle corruption and raise standards of business integrity. The Basel Institute's President Mark Pieth and Managing Director Gretta Fenner will present the awards. The ceremony will be followed by an apéro.

Day 2: 1 July 2022

Time
Event
08:30–09:00

Coffee

09:00–09:30

Fireside chat: Setting international standards on Collective Action. Day 2 will kick-off with a fireside chat highlighting key developments in setting international standards on Collective Action in the OECD framework.

  • Drago Kos, Chair of the OECD Working Group on Bribery in International Business Transactions
  • Mark Pieth, President, Basel Institute on Governance

Related blogs: OECD recommends anti-corruption Collective Action in its revised Anti-Bribery Recommendation and Four major developments in the fight against corruption through Collective Action.

09:30–10:30

An interactive exchange between stakeholders: Rising to the challenge by joining forces to mainstream Collective Action. Building on the stakeholder breakout discussions of the previous day, this session will delve into how stakeholders can collaborate better through Collective Action and build stronger and lasting relationships across stakeholder divides. The facilitators will present the findings from each stakeholder group and discuss how common expectations, incentives, and commitments can be channeled towards mainstreaming Collective Action more effectively. The panel will be followed by an interactive and open discussion session with the audience.

10:30–10:45

Short break

10:45–11:45

Collective Action as a tool to build bridges – Connecting the dots between corruption and human rights. The regulatory landscape is shifting towards mandatory human rights due diligence regulations. This panel will bring together experts from human rights and anti-corruption compliance backgrounds to explore the potential nexus between corporate efforts to protect human rights and prevent corruption, and the role Collective Action could play in connecting the dots.

11:45–12:00

Closing and farewell

Speakers

Alhaji Garba Abubakar

Registrar-General, Corporate Affairs Commission of Nigeria

Before his appointment as Registrar-General/CEO, Mr. Abubakar was Director in
charge of Compliance/Litigation at the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC), the agency responsible for registration of companies and charities in Nigeria.

From 2010 to 2017, he served as Special Adviser to the former Registrar-General.
In that position, he championed the reforms on Ease of Doing Business in Nigeria
with particular reference to Starting a Business. He also led the reforms in the
areas of transition to full Electronic Registration, Integration of the CAC
Registration Portal with the FIRS Stamp Duty Portal, Creation of Public Search
Window, which provides free information to the public on all entities registered by
CAC, as well as the implementation of Beneficial Ownership Disclosure in Nigeria.

Mr. Abubakar also serves on the board of the Federal Inland Revenue Service. He
is a member of the Financial Services Regulation Coordinating Committee
(FSRCC), the National Steering Committee on Open Government Partnership and
the Governing Council of the Nigerian Bar Association Section on Business Law

Ana Aranha

Anti-Corruption Manager, Global Compact Network Brazil

Before joining the Global Compact Network, Ana was a researcher and professor at Fundação Getúlio Vargas and researcher at the Anti-Corruption Knowledge Centre of Transparency International in Brazil. She has held a scholarship from the National School of Public Administration to study corruption at the local level.

Her international experience includes being visiting scholar at the Centre for the Study of Democratic Institutions at theUniversity of British Columbia in Canada, an internship at the International Anti-Corruption Academy in Austria, and volunteering at the Canadian Red Cross.

Her paper "Women and Corruption" was recognized with a national award promoted by UN Women and Brazil's presidency called "Construindo a Igualdade de Gênero" (Building Gender Equality). She also won the Youth ResearchEdge Competition as part of the 2018 OECD Global Anti-Corruption and Integrity Forum in Paris.

Ana holds a PhD in Political Science from the Federal University of Minas Gerais in Brazil. Her dissertation “The Web of Accountability Institutions in Brazil” was awarded as the best dissertation of 2015 in Political Science by the University.

Katja Bechtel

Lead, Partnering Against Corruption Initiative (PACI), World Economic Forum

Katja is an expert in the field of anti-corruption and transparency in the business
sector with over ten years of experience. In her current position, Katja leads on
PACI’s engagement with international fora and drives several collective action
initiatives including on the role of Gatekeepers in the fight against illicit financial
flows. She co-chaired the Business 20 Integrity & Compliance Taskforce in 2021
under the Italian Presidency and is a frequent speaker at international events.

Previously, Katja headed the global Business Integrity Programme at
Transparency International. She oversaw the implementation of largescale multi-
country projects, developed Anti-Corruption Principles for SOEs, conducted
surveys on transparency in corporate reporting, and led on TI’s policy work related
to the business sector.

Jorge Bermúdez

Comptroller General of the Republic of Chile

Mr. Jorge Bermúdez has been Comptroller General of the Republic of Chile since December 2015. In that position, he plays a vital role in the Organization of Latin American and Caribbean Supreme Audit Institutions (OLACEFS).

He is currently the Executive Secretary of the organization and holds the chair of the Commission for the Fight against Transnational Corruption, the Working Group on Gender Equality and Non-Discrimination, and the Working Group on Public Works. Additionally, he chairs the United Nations Board of Auditors.

Mr. Bermúdez holds a degree in Legal Sciences, a Master in European Community Law, and a PhD in Law from Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. He was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Giessen and the University of Heidelberg, both in Germany.

Andrew Blasi

Director, Crowell & Moring International

Andrew Blasi guides development and management for several of the world’s
largest partnerships to foster ethical business practices and prevent corruption.
Based in Washington, D.C., he serves as a Director at Crowell & Moring
International and guides win-win collaborations between the public and private
sector.

Andrew is a member of the Business 20 (B20) Task Force on Integrity and
Compliance as well as Visiting Faculty with the International Anti-Corruption
Academy in Vienna, Austria. He previously served as the Pamela Harriman
Foreign Service Fellow to Ambassador Robert Tuttle at the U.S. Embassy in
London. Andrew has also worked in the Congressional Liaison Office of the
Australian Embassy in Washington, D.C. and the U.S. House of Representatives
Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Europe.

Nicola Bonucci

Partner, Litigation Department, Paul Hastings

Nicola Bonucci is a Partner in the global trade and investigations & white-collar defense practices at Paul Hastings, based in the Paris office. Previously, Mr. Bonucci served as the Director for Legal Affairs for the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).

He has been one of the most prominent international voices in anti-corruption and anti-bribery, having led the OECD’s efforts in this area for more than two decades. In advising clients, Mr. Bonucci draws on his international experience with compliance programs, investigations, and anti-corruption issues across various legal systems, as well as his deep knowledge of intergovernmental and multilateral processes.

Mr. Bonucci holds a DEA in Public International Law from the University of Paris X—Nanterre (1986), a DESS in International Administration from the University of Paris II—Assas (1987), and a Master’s Degree in International and Comparative Law from the University of Notre Dame (1988).

Sara Carnegie

Director Legal Projects, International Bar Association

Sara is an employed barrister with over 25 years’ experience in the criminal justice and public policy sector. She currently heads up the Legal Policy and Research Unit at the International Bar Association (IBA), working across all committees and divisions to lead and support a wide range of projects. This frequently involves collaboration with external stakeholders, including the United Nations, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the European Union institutions and the World Bank.

Current projects cover business and human rights, anti-corruption, rule of law, cybersecurity and mental well-being in the legal profession. The majority of her career has been spent working for government, most recently as Director of Strategic Policy at the Crown Prosecution Service.

Princess Chifiero

Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Officer, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime

Princess Chifiero has a broad range of experience working with the UN system (including UNODC) and non-governmental organizations with specific expertise on anti-corruption, good governance, and youth empowerment. She managed several UNODC anti-corruption portfolios in Nigeria, including the developments of three research publications on corruption in Nigeria, one specifically on gender and corruption.

She has also managed other portfolios that developed a self-assessment matrix and sustainable implementation plans on management reform decisions for core anti-corruption agencies, facilitated trainings on corruption risk assessment with key stakeholders in anti-corruption and supported institutional reform for state anti-corruption agencies in Nigeria.

Liz David-Barrett

Head of the Global Programme on Measuring Corruption, International Anti- Corruption Academy

Liz is Head of the Global Programme on Measuring Corruption at the International
Anti-Corruption Academy
. She is on leave from the University of Sussex, where she is Professor of Governance and Integrity and was Director of the Centre for the
Study of Corruption
from 2018 to 2022.

Liz’s research focuses primarily on corruption risks at the interface of business and
government, including in state capture and public procurement. Her work on
private-sector Collective Action to combat corruption identifies key conditions for
success in changing international norms and anti-corruption leadership in
systemically corrupt contexts.

Liz engages widely with anti-corruption practitioners globally, especially in sub-
Saharan Africa, the Caribbean and Europe, and advises the UK government and
the G20 on their international anti-corruption work. Before becoming an academic,
Liz worked as a journalist in the Balkans for The Economist and Financial Times.
Liz has a DPhil in Politics from Oxford, an MA in Slavonic and East European
Studies from the University of London, and a BA in Philosophy, Politics and
Economics (Oxford).

Hentie Dirker

Chief ESG and Integrity Officer, SNC-Lavalin

Dr. Hentie Dirker, as the Chief ESG and Integrity Officer of SNC-Lavalin, is responsible for the firm’s overall ESG compliance posture having the goal of creating ESG and Compliance programs recognised as a benchmark within the sectors where the company operates.

Dr. Dirker joined SNC-Lavalin from Siemens, where he was previously the Regional Compliance Officer for Canada. He holds an Electrical and Electronic Degree in Engineering as well as a Master’s Degree in Engineering Management with a thesis on cost controlling within a project environment. He has also successfully completed his Doctoral studies in Engineering Management with a focus on industrial distribution channel sales and marketing.

Suhaas Ema

Associate Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Officer, Corruption and Economic Crime Branch, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)

From 2018-2021, Suhaas Ema worked on fast-tracking the implementation of the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC) and specialized in thematic areas such as the gender dimensions of corruption, whistle-blower protection and corruption in the context of COVID-19. He is also a co-drafter of UNODC’s pioneering publication – The Time is Now. Currently, he works on corruption as it relates to the private sector, including implementing UNODC’s Collective Action projects.

Suhaas holds a Triple Major Bachelor’s in Psychology, Sociology and Economics and a Master’s in International Security with concentrations in Africa and Intelligence from Sciences Po, Paris School of International Affairs.

Gretta Fenner

Managing Director, Basel Institute on Governance

Gretta Fenner is the Managing Director of the Basel Institute on Governance and Director of its International Centre for Asset Recovery.

Before joining the Basel Institute, Gretta worked at the OECD in Paris as the organisation’s manager for anti-corruption programmes in the Asia-Pacific region, where she played a key role in establishing the ADB/OECD Anti-Corruption Initiative for Asia-Pacific.

Gretta has advised a wide range of governments, donors, international organisations and multinational corporations on governance and anti-corruption topics, as well as organisational change, development processes and policy design.

Susanne Friedrich

Director, Alliance for Integrity

Susanne leads the Alliance for Integrity, a global business-driven, multi-stakeholder initiative seeking to promote transparency and integrity in the economic system.
She is an organizational developer with large experience in capacity building and multi-stakeholder management. She started her professional career at the Chilean Export Promotion Bureau and worked as an advisor for public-private partnerships in development cooperation for several years.
Before joining the Alliance for Integrity in June 2018 she worked in various projects of the German development cooperation in Latin America and Germany, in fields such as inclusive business and sustainable value chains and export promotion for SMEs. She also directed a regional project dedicated to capacity building for decentralization in the Andean region.

Giovanni Gallo

Chief of the Implementation Support Section, Corruption and Economic Crime Branch, Division for Treaty Affairs, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)

Over the past 20 years, Giovanni Gallo has held several positions in the UN system, both at headquarters and in the field. From 2011 to 2019, Mr. Gallo served as Deputy Chief in the Office of the Director-General of the United Nations Office of Vienna and Executive Director of UNODC (until 2014). Subsequently, he also served as Senior Legal Advisor to the Director-General and Executive Director.

From 2006 to 2010, Mr. Gallo worked as a Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Officer, where his primary responsibilities included the promotion of the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime and the United Nations Convention against Corruption, providing legal advice and technical assistance for Member States to prevent and fight organized crime and corruption. From 2001 to 2003 he worked for the UNODC office in Myanmar.

Mr. Gallo also cooperates, as a lecturer, with several academic institutions, including in the Masters Course “International Cooperation Against Transnational Financial Organized Crime” at the University of Teramo, Italy. He is a lawyer by training and holds an advanced law degree from the University of Bologna, Italy.

Scott Hanson

Director of Public Policy & Regulation, International Federation of Accountants

As Director of Public Policy & Regulation at the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC), Scott leads IFAC’s policy and advocacy related to anti-corruption, anti-money laundering and tax services, including leading on the initiative to develop the accountancy profession’s strategy for fighting corruption and economic crime. Scott also coordinates IFAC’s relationships with global organizations and oversees IFAC’s donor-funded capacity building work. Prior to joining IFAC, Scott spent his career in financial services regulation in both the United States and Europe. He has a BA in Global History from the University of Chicago and a Juris Doctor in Corporate and Securities Law from Brooklyn Law School.

Claire Harbron

Chief Investment Officer, BHP Foundation

Prof Margaret Heffernan

Professor of Practice, University of Bath School of Management

Prof. Margaret Heffernan produced programmes for the BBC for 13 years and has spearheaded multimedia productions for Intuit, The Learning Company and Standard&Poors. She was Chief Executive of InfoMation Corporation, ZineZone Corporation and then iCast Corporation, was named one of the “Top 25” by Streaming Media magazine and one of the “Top 100 Media Executives” by The Hollywood Reporter.

She is a bestselling author and Professor of Practice at the University of Bath, Lead Faculty for the Forward Institute’s Responsible Leadership Programme and, through Merryck & Co., mentors CEOs and senior executives of major global organisations. She chairs the boards of DACS and FilmBath and is a Trustee of the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution.

Drago Kos

Chair of the OECD Working Group on Bribery

Drago Kos has led the OECD Working Group on Bribery in International Business
Transactions
since 2014. During his tenure, the Working Group has conducted an
extensive review of its standards, which led to the adoption of the 2021 OECD
Anti-Bribery Recommendation
.

Drago also serves as Co-Chair of MENA – OECD Business Integrity Network,
member of International Anti-Corruption Advisory Board (IACAB) and of the
Defense Corruption Monitoring Committee (NAKO) in Ukraine and advisor to the
Kosovo Anti-Corruption Agency.

Between 2011 and 2015, he was International Commissioner and Chair of the
Joint Independent Anti-Corruption Monitoring and Evaluation Commitvtee in
Afghanistan. From 2003 and 2011 he also served as Chair of the Council of
Europe’s Group of States against Corruption (GRECO).

Lene B. Lauridsen

Senior Compliance Officer, GRUNDFOS

Lene has worked for Grundfos, a global water technology company and pump
manufacturer, for the past 26 years and with different aspects of group compliance
for the past 9 years.

The compliance areas she has worked with are preparation and analysis of internal
risk assessments, assisting internal lawyers setting up and overseeing internal anti-
corruption as well as export control compliance programmes.

For the past 6 years, Lene has also supported the Grundfos ethics committee with
different tasks such as internal investigation procedures and whistleblower system
as well as preparing on-line and townhall materials for the code of conduct training
of all 19.000 Grundfos employees.

Lene is a member of the Fight Against Facilitation Payment Initiative (FAFPI).

Christian Leitz

Head of Corporate Responsibility, UBS

As Head of Corporate Responsibility, Christian coordinates
UBS's sustainability reporting and has particular responsibilities in the area of
stakeholder management. As Secretary to the UBS Corporate Culture and
Responsibility Committee (CCRC)
, Christian supports the firm's Board in fulfilling
its duty to advance the Group’s reputation for responsible corporate conduct and
to assess developments in stakeholder expectations.

Christian has worked on a large range of sustainability topics and is a frequent
speaker at conferences. Christian holds a PhD in modern history of Oxford
University and a B.A. (Hons) in Humanities of the University of the West of
England.

Celia Lourens

Project Manager, The Ethics Institute (South Africa)

Celia Lourens has international experience in strategic integration of marketing, communications, project management and fundraising. She manages funded initiatives for The Ethics Institute and is responsible for high-level sponsor relationships. Celia serves on the Business Ethics Network – Africa’s executive committee.

Celia holds a National Diploma in Marketing, a bachelor’s in commerce in Business Management, an Honours degree in Business Management from the UNISA and is currently completing a Master’s degree in Strategy and business ethics at the University of Pretoria.

Cecilia Müller Torbrand

CEO, Maritime Anti-Corruption Network (MACN)

Cecilia leads the Maritime Anti-Corruption Network (MACN), a global business
network working toward the vision of a maritime industry free of corruption that
enables fair trade to the benefit of society at large. She was one of the front
drivers for MACN’s establishment in 2011. Under Cecilia’s leadership, MACN has
grown significantly, won multiple awards, and is considered to be one of the pre-
eminent examples of Collective Action to tackle corruption.

Cecilia is an experienced anti-corruption specialist with more than ten years of
expertise in the compliance field. She has multi-national experience within
shipping and trade and has been responsible for anti-corruption efforts globally.

Cecilia is a member of the B20 Task Force for Integrity and Compliance and of the
World Economic Forum’s Partnering Against Corruption Initiative. She is a guest
lecturer at the World Maritime University. She holds a Master of Laws from Lund
University in Sweden.

Peter Nestor

Global Head of Human Rights, Novartis

Peter Nestor joined Novartis in 2019 after 8 years in the non-profit sector advising
companies on developing human rights programs aligned with the UN Guiding
Principles on Business & Human Rights
.

Peter also serves as Co-Chair of the Human Rights and Labor Subcommittee of
the Pharmaceutical Supply Chain Initiative (PSCI), where he has led Collective
Action projects to investigate and respond to human rights risk in the supply chain,
and delivered human rights training to members and suppliers in the PSCI
community. Prior to joining Novartis, Peter was Director of Human Rights at BSR.

Peter has published over 20 articles on business and human rights and is a
frequent panel contributor and guest lecturer. He holds a BA from Middlebury
College, and law degree from the University of Washington School of Law.

Bernard O’Donnell

Head of investigations, European Investment Bank (EIB)

Bernard (Bernie) O’Donnell oversees investigations into allegations of fraud,
corruption and other prohibited conduct affecting projects and activities financed
by the European Investment Bank (EIB), the world’s largest multilateral financial
institution by lending volume.

Bernie has worked in the field of investigations for a variety of international
organisations and national authorities for more than 35 years. He has contributed
to the development of investigation best practice including as a member of the
organising secretariat for the Conference of International Investigators, as member
of the Board of Directors for the Institute of International Criminal Investigations
and as an advisory panel member for the Minnesota Protocol.

Bernie’s undergraduate studies were in social sciences and his postgraduate
studies have been in law, accounting and finance.

Mark Pieth

President, Basel Institute on Governance

Professor Mark Pieth leads a boutique international law firm specialised in white-
collar crime and Swiss criminal law. Based in Basel, Office Pieth draws on the experience gained by Mark Pieth over an illustrious 30-year career as a legal
expert, defence lawyer, judge and compliance advisor.

Pieth’s reputation is built on 27 years as Professor of Criminal Law at the
University of Basel and prominent roles on the international stage, such as Chair
of the OECD Working Group on Bribery for 24 years, founding member of the
Financial Action Task Force (FATF), member of the UN Independent Inquiry
Committee into the Iraq Oil-for-Food Programme, and Chair of the Independent
Governance Committee overseeing the reform process of FIFA.

He has authored or edited over 35 books on economic crime, organised crime and
criminal law, as well as a Toolkit for Arbitrators on corruption and money
laundering in international arbitration that has received worldwide acclaim. He
established the Competence Centre Arbitration and Crime at the University of
Basel, is a Founding Fellow of the International Academy of Financial Crime
Litigators, and founded the Basel Institute on Governance in 2003 as a research and policy institute focused on anti-corruption Collective Action, international asset recovery and countering economic crime.

Kevin Pöll Garduño

Focal Point for the Andean Region, Alliance for Integrity

At the Alliance for Integrity, a global project of the German Cooperation for Sustainable Development, GIZ, Kevin works closely with the private sector, and with representatives from the public sector, civil society, and academia on transparency, compliance, and anti-corruption issues, as well as business integrity issues from a holistic, cross-cutting perspective. and focused on collective actions.

Kevin has years of experience in international cooperation and project management, as well as managing international collective action networks. He has taken courses and trainings on compliance and ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance).

Kevin is an Economist from the Autonomous Technological Institute of Mexico (ITAM), with a specialization in economic policy. He has worked as a research assistant at the same institution on issues of labour economics, as well as energy efficiency and regulation.

Anita Ramasastry

Member of the United Nations Working Group on Business and Human Rights

Anita Ramasastry is the Henry M. Jackson Professor of Law and the Director of
the Sustainable International Development Graduate Program at the University of
Washington School of Law
. She is one of the leading academics and a pioneer in the field of business and human rights and its interconnections with anti-
corruption.

Anita was first appointed to the UN Working Group on Business and Human
Rights
in 2016 and served as its chair in 2020. In 2021, she also was appointed as the Special Representative of the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office on Combatting Corruption.

Anita is a founding Co-Editor in Chief of the Business and Human Rights Journal,
published by Cambridge University Press, and Co-President of the Global
Business and Human Rights Scholars Association.

Fatima Rawat

Associate: Ethics Subject Matter Expert, The Ethics Institute (South Africa)

Fatima has a keen interest in governance, ethics and integrity management, anti-corruption, compliance and regulation. She has extensive experience working with and supporting the public sector both as an official as well as a public sector management consultant.

Fatima is involved in The Ethic Institute’s advisory and consulting activities for a diverse range of clients from both the public and private sectors. She has been part of Ethics Risk Assessments teams in organisations, trains and facilitates on ethics and is part of the faculty for TEI’s Ethics Officer Certification Programme. She is also a key team member on the Gauteng Municipal Integrity Project as well as the Local Government Ethical Leadership Initiative.

Fatima has a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Laws and Masters in Management (Local Governance and Development) from the University of Witwatersrand as well as Certificates in Legislative Drafting and Compliance Management from the University of Johannesburg. She is an admitted attorney of the High Court of South Africa, a Certified Ethics Officer as well as a Certified Director.

Mark Robinson

Executive Director, Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI)

Mark Robinson has over 30 years' experience in governance, extractives, climate
and international development, and a career spanning the worlds of policy,
operations, research and philanthropy.

Prior to joining the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) in November
2018, Mark served as Global Director for Governance at the World Resources
Institute in Washington D.C. He previously held senior positions at the Department
for International Development, the Institute of Development Studies, the Ford
Foundation, and the Overseas Development Institute. Mark has also held several
board and advisory roles and currently serves as an Envoy for the Open
Government Partnership (OGP)
. He was a founding member of the OGP Board of
Directors and the first Board Chair from 2016-2020.

Mark holds a DPhil and MA in Comparative Politics from the University of Sussex,
and a BA honours degree in Social and Political Science from the University of
Cambridge.

Prof Deon Rossouw

CEO, The Ethics Institute (South Africa)

Prof Deon Rossouw is the CEO of The Ethics Institute based in Pretoria, and an Extraordinary Professor in Philosophy at the University of Stellenbosch.

Deon is an internationally recognized expert in Business Ethics and the Ethics of Corporate Governance, and published several books as well as academic articles in leading international journals.
He was the Founding President of the Business Ethics Network of Africa (BEN-Africa) and served as President of the International Society of Business, Economics and Ethics (ISBEE).
Deon is a member of the King Committee for Corporate Governance in South Africa. He also chairs the Social and Ethics Committee Forum of the Institute of Directors in South Africa.

Daniela Santana Silva

Head of the Department of Cooperation and International Affairs, Office of the Comptroller General of the Republic of Chile

In her position, Daniela Santana Silva is involved in the Executive Directorate of the Latin American and Caribbean Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions (OLACEFS) and the co-coordination of the Anti-Corruption Alliance UNCAC-Chile.

Daniela is a lawyer by training with an Advanced LL.M degree in International Public Law, Peace, Justice and Development from Leiden University. She has gained experience with the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights as well as in civil society and in the academic world. Daniela is an expert in equality and non-discrimination with a special focus on vulnerable groups (women, LGBTIQ people).

Thom Townsend

Executive Director, Open Ownership

As Executive Director and chief strategist of Open Ownership, Thom Townsend is
driving the global shift towards transparency over who owns and controls
companies, known as beneficial ownership transparency.

Thom is an expert on open data and was previously Head of Data Policy for the
UK government. He has led some of the UK’s biggest open data commitments at
the national and global level, and has spent his career ensuring that good data is
being produced and used inside and outside of government.

Thom led the open contracting elements of the 2016 London Anti-Corruption
Summit
and it was here that the real push towards open, usable beneficial
ownership data got started and Open Ownership was born. It was clear that
beneficial ownership disclosure is the last link in the long chain required to follow
the money and the next frontier to work on, which is why Thom left government
and now leads Open Ownership.

Izadora Zubek

International Affairs Officer, French Anti-Corruption Agency (AFA)

As an International Affairs Officer, Izadora Zubek is in charge of developing the AFA’s bilateral and multilateral international relations.

Prior to joining the AFA, Ms. Zubek held the position of International Project Officer at the High Authority for Transparency in Public Life (HATVP). She also worked at the BRICS Policy Center, a think tank based in Brazil, and at the European Commission, where she assisted in the preparations for the European Solidarity Corps programme.

Ms. Zubek holds master’s degrees in Political Science and International Relations from Paris II Panthéon-Assas University and the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro.

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