Hosted by: OGP and the Government of the United Kingdom, in collaboration with Open Ownership, Transparency International, the B Team and other partners
The recent revelations of the Pandora Papers have once again shown the role played by secrecy in the global financial system. The use of shell companies and other legal vehicles to hide money and evade taxes undermines our democratic institutions and reduces resources for public services, like health and education.
There has been global progress on reforms to increase corporate transparency in recent years, including many countries who have established – or are establishing – a central register of company ownership. Several of these countries have also founded the Beneficial Ownership Leadership Group to share best practice, inspire ambition and to support each other on implementation. This event will draw on the experience of the Leadership Group, and will explore further ideas for cross-country action and collaboration.
Anti-corruption, including beneficial ownership transparency, is a priority of the upcoming Summit for Democracy and OGP Global Summit as a means to strengthen democracy. This public event is timed to be part of the build up to both Summits, and will bring together high-level government representatives, civil society organizations, representatives from the private sector, and international partner organizations.
The roundtable discussion will include reflections from:
Government of ArmeniaYeranuhi Tumanyants, Deputy Minister of Justice
Government of Colombia Beatriz Lodoño, Secretary General of Transparency
Government of Georgia Otar Danelia, First Deputy Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development
Government of Latvia Jānis Bordāns, Minister of Justice
Government of Nigeria Clem Agba, Minister of State of Budget and Planning
Government of North Macedonia Marija Boskovska Jankovski, Director of the Central Registry of North Macedonia
Government of the Slovak Republic Mária Kolíková, Minister of Justice
Government of Ukraine Sergii Orlov, Deputy Minister of Justice, and Digital Transformation
Government of the United Kingdom Duncan Tessier, Director of Economic Crime, Home Office and John Penrose M.P., Prime Minister’s Anti-Corruption Champion
Government of the United StatesScott Rembrandt, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Strategic Policy in the Office of Terrorist Financing and Financial Crimes at the Department of the Treasury and Head of the U.S. Delegation to the FATF.
MULTILATERAL ORGANIZATIONS ATTENDEES
Financial Action Task Force (FATF)Elisa de Anda Madrazo, Vice-President
CIVIL SOCIETY ATTENDEES
Access Info Europe Helen Darbishire
Accountability Lab Blair Glencorse
Chile Transparente Alberto Precht
EITI Gay Ordones
FACT Coalition Ian Gary
NRGI Alexandra Gillies
Open Ownership Thom Townsend
Publish What You Pay Canada Sasha Caldera
Publish What You Pay Indonesia Aryanto Nugroho
The B Team Robin Hodess
Transparency International Delia Ferreira Rubio
Transparency International U.K.Rachel Davies Teka
PRIVATE SECTOR ATTENDEE
BHP Emma Roberts