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Summer Conference

5–8 July 2021

Andre Vasconcelos

Andre Vasconcelos joined Global Canopy and Trase in 2017. As a Research Associate his work focuses on researching the links between deforestation and supply chains with a particular emphasis on the exposure of Chinese and European markets to deforestation risk and climate impacts.

Bart Libaut

Bart Libaut is a freelance open source investigator and trainer, with a special interest in environment(al crime), human rights, arms and conflict issues. He has almost two decades of experience in technical and environmental research, and some of his work includes the Arctic and the oil industry, supply chain research, and maritime monitoring and analysis.

Cristiane Fontes

Cristiane Fontes (Krika) is a journalist who worked for media vehicles and environmental NGOs in Brazil and then moved into programme management. In the last two years, she was involved with the strategic planning of various organisations, such as Fundação Roberto Marinho, Fundo (Funbio), Instituto Clima e Sociedade (iCS), Fundo Brasileiro para a Biodiversidade, Fundo Brasil de Direitos Humanos, as a consultant.

Dr Mark Lee Hunter

Dr Mark Lee Hunter is a founding member of The Global Investigative Journalism Network, the principal author of Story-Based Inquiry: A Manual for Investigative Journalists (UNESCO 2009) and the recipient of many awards for his reporting.

Dylan Kennedy

Dylan Kennedy has over two decades of expertise in the United Kingdom’s leading international Law Enforcement Agencies, Global Correspondent Banking Anti-Money Laundering (AML) Investigations, and Global Express Courier Logistics sectors.

Georg Neumann

Georg Neumann heads communications at the Open Contracting Partnership. Previously, he led on digital and strategic communications at the Inter-American Development Bank and at Transparency International.

Jan Strozyk

Jan Strozyk joined OCCRP in 2021 as data editor. He works closely with both the editorial and the data team, coordinating data analysis and supporting investigations and cross-border projects. Prior to joining OCCRP, Jan was a reporter with the German public news broadcaster NDR, where he worked on the Luxembourg Leaks, the Panama Papers, the Paradise Papers, FinCen Files and other investigations.

Jenna Corderoy

Jenna Corderoy is a reporter for openDemocracy’s investigations team. She specialises in obtaining documents under the Freedom of Information Act, and has brought several (and successful) FOI challenges at the tribunal.

Jonathan Stoneman

Jonathan Stoneman is a freelance trainer. He previously worked for BBC World Service for many years, as a reporter, producer, later as editor and finally as Head of World Service Training at Bush House.

Luuk Sengers

Luuk Sengers is a journalist and lecturer. He investigates how large corporations affect the environment and climate change for the leading Dutch magazine De Groene Amsterdammer. Luuk is also co-developer of Story-Based Inquiry: an acclaimed and effective method for producing investigative stories.

Martin Tomkinson

Martin Tomkinson is a veteran investigative financial journalist and corporate researcher. He was a financial researcher for The Mail on Sunday‘s ‘Rich List’ from 2000-2004 and has worked on The Sunday Times‘ ‘Rich List’ since 2005. Martin has written for all the UK’s major newspapers.

Michela Wrong

Michela Wrong has spent nearly three decades writing about Africa, first as a Reuters correspondent based in Cote d'Ivoire and former Zaire, and then as the Financial Times Africa correspondent, based in Kenya.

Nadine White

Nadine White is an award-winning journalist and the UK's first race correspondent at The Independent. Formerly a news reporter at HuffPost UK, where she also specialised in race and social affairs, her work has had real impact and uncovered stories that would otherwise have not reached a mass audience, placing perspectives from BAME communities at the forefront of the national news agenda.

Natasha Loder

Natasha Loder is the health policy editor at The Economist. She has worked there for over 20 years in a range of reporting roles mostly in science, technology, and medicine. Between 2011 and 2015 she was based in Chicago and covered politics, education, and American life.

Nick Mathiason

Nick Mathiason has been a business and finance journalist for 30 years and has broken a sizable number of impactful stories that gained international prominence. Subjects investigated include developing countries access to medicine, vulture funds, labour issues and the growth of private equity.

Rana Ayyub

Rana Ayyub is an award winning Indian investigative journalist and a global opinions Editor at the Washington Post. She has worked as a reporter, editor and columnist with some of the leading publications in India and internationally, including the Time, New York Times, The Guardian and Foreign Policy.

Rebecca Lee

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.

Robyn Vinter

Robyn Vinter is an investigative journalist who writes for publications like The Observer, the Guardian, the i newspaper and the Sunday Mirror. She was formerly a reporter at the Yorkshire Post and previously ran The Overtake, an investigative news website.

Ron Nixon

Ron Nixon is global investigations editor at the Associated Press where he oversees the news agency’s investigative unit. Nixon received the inaugural 2021 News Leader of the Year award from the News Leaders Association.

Shadab Nazmi

Shadab Nazmi is a Data Journalist with BBC South Asia bureau. He works with six Indian & four South Asian language services, analysing elections and data-led investigations. He is an award-winning journalist and has been the recipient of multiple fellowships including MJ Bear Fellowship in New Orleans in 2019 and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute Fellowship in 2018 in Woods Hole, Boston.

Sheila Coronel

Sheila Coronel is director of the Stabile Center for Investigative Journalism and Stabile professor of professional practice at Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism . She began her reporting career in the Philippines and was co-founder of the Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism.