Rebecca Lee is the Chief Impact Officer at OpenCorporates, the largest open database of companies in the world. OpenCorporates’ core mission is to promote global corporate transparency by making the world’s company data open to all, shining a light on the existence, ownership and activities of entities, and the people connected with them – particularly to tackle the use of companies for corruption, money laundering and other anti-social purposes. Their data has been involved in groundbreaking investigations including the ICIJ’s Panama Papers, Global Witness’ Narco-a-lago report, Transparency International’s London property money laundering report, and the OCCRP’s Troika Laundromat investigations.
Before joining OpenCorporates, Rebecca led PwC’s Investigative Analytics group – a team of 30 data scientists and investigators using data to detect, investigate, prevent and remediate a range of issues such as anti-money laundering, Know Your Client, bribery & corruption, sanctions and fraud. Her expertise across projects at PwC and her prior roles at Deloitte, include disputes, cyber breaches, reactive regulatory investigations and remediation through to proactive compliance and risk management. Many of the projects she managed were high-profile and especially challenging due to the complexity, scale and volume of the data, and often had a global reach – involving periods working in Iceland, Dubai, South Africa and Switzerland.