In recognition of International Anti-Corruption Day, the Office of the Chief Compliance Officer is inviting guests to a webinar entitled “how corrupt individuals continue to exploit the international financial system and what can still be done to stem the flow of illicit money".
The webinar will feature renowned journalists Misha Glenny and Tom Burgis as the event’s keynote speakers.
Tom Burgis is an investigations correspondent at the Financial Times, and the author of the newly released “Kleptopia, how dirty money is conquering the world”. He also authored "The Looting Machine: Warlords, Tycoons, Smugglers and the Systematic Theft of Africa's Wealth”, which was published in 2015.
Misha Glenny is a distinguished investigative journalist and historian, and author of half a dozen books on Eastern Europe and financial crime, including “McMafia: A Journey Through the Global Criminal Underworld”, which became a smash hit BBC television series. He is a member of the advisory board of Global Witness, an NGO dedicated to exposing the corrupt exploitation of natural resources and international trade systems.
In a conversation facilitated by Jonathan Charles (EBRD Managing Director, Communications), Misha and Tom will share their views on how corruption works in reality. By using examples from their books, they will illustrate the journey that corrupt individuals make through the international financial system and the world of organised crime. It will be an exciting and insightful event, to help us better understand how the abuse of the international financial system facilitates corruption and what more needs to be done to affect real and meaningful change.
The event will commence with opening remarks from EBRD President Odile Renaud-Basso. An open question and answer session will follow at the end of the panel.