Final Programme - 13th International Anti-Corruption Conference

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Final Programme - 13th International Anti-Corruption Conference

Before joining WWF in 2007, David was the Chief Executive of Transparency International, and wasformerly the Finance Director of Oxfam GB and of Field Group plc.David holds degrees in Theology from Cambridge and Edinburgh universities, and an MSc in Financefrom London Business School. He is 50 and married with four children.Barry O’KeefeBarry O’Keefe AM QC is a highly accomplished barrister, arbitrator and former judge. He currently worksas a consultant for Clayton Utz law firm. Having retired from the New South Wales Supreme Courtwith a distinguished career as an advocate, Commercial Court Judge, Commissioner of the New SouthWales Independent Commission Against Corruption, and subsequently as a Supreme Court Judge.Barry has been a Fellow of the Institute of Arbitrators since 1990 and was a Governor of the AustralianAdvocacy Institute for seven years. During this time he was pre-eminent in the field of construction disputes,having appeared in many of the major leading cases in Australia and abroad.Ngozi Okonjo-IwealaDr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala is presently a Managing Director of the World Bank. From June to August 2006,she was Minister of Foreign Affairs of Nigeria, overseeing Nigeria’s External Relations. From July 2003to June 2006 she served as Minister of Finance and Economy of Nigeria and Head of Nigeria’s muchacclaimed Presidential Economic team responsible for implementing a comprehensive home growneconomic reform programme that stabilized the macro-economy and tripled the growth rate to anaverage 6 percent per annum over 3 years. Her achievements as Finance Minister garnered internationalrecognition for improving Nigeria’s financial stability and fostering greater fiscal transparency tocombat corruption. In October 2005, she led the Nigerian team that negotiated the cancellation of US $18billion or 60 percent of Nigeria’s external debt with the Paris Club. The debt deal also included aninnovative buy-back mechanism that wiped out Nigeria’s Paris club debt and reduced the country’sexternal indebtedness from US$35 to US$5 billion. Dr. Okonjo-Iweala oversaw Nigeria’s first everSovereign credit rating of BB- from Fitch and Standard and Poor’s-a rating that grouped Nigeria withother emerging market countries such as Brazil, Vietnam, Venezuela, and Philippines.Previously, she pursued a 21-year career as a development economist at the World Bank, where she heldthe post of Vice President and Corporate Secretary. This included two tours of duty (six years) working inthe East Asia Region, the last tour (1997-2000) as Country Director Malaysia, Mongolia, Laos and Cambodiaduring the East Asian financial crisis; two duty tours in the Middle East Region, the last (2000-2003)as Director, Operations (deputy vice-president) of the region. Dr Okonjo-Iweala also served as Directorof Institutional Change and Strategy (1995-1997). In this post she assisted with the implementation ofthe Bank’s reform agenda. From 1989 to 1991 she was Special assistant to the Senior Vice President,Operations, an assignment that enabled participation in high level policy formulation and discussionsfor countries as diverse as China and Burkina Faso.Dr. Okonjo-Iweala was educated at Harvard and has a PhD in Regional Economics and Developmentfrom the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She is fluent in French, Ibo and English with workingknowledge of Yoruba. She has received numerous awards, including Honorary Doctorate of Letters fromUniversity of Dublin, Trinity College, 2007, Honorary Doctorate of Laws from Colby College, 2007 and94

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