Statement of OECD Working Group on Bribery Electing New Chair

16/03/2022 – The OECD Working Group on Bribery (WGB) has designated Ms. Daniëlle Goudriaan from the Netherlands to serve as its new Chair.

Ms. Goudriaan is a prosecutor with more than 20 years of experience currently serving as the European Prosecutor for the Netherlands. Prior to joining the European Public Prosecutor’s Office, she was the national coordinating prosecutor on corruption in the Netherlands at the Special Prosecutor’s Office for Serious Fraud, Environmental Crime and Asset Confiscation. Ms. Goudriaan was previously part of the Dutch delegation in the WGB, a member of the Management Group of the WGB, and Chair of the Meeting of the Law Enforcement Officials.

Ms. Goudriaan will lead the WGB in monitoring the implementation and enforcement of the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention and related instruments by its 44 State Parties.

She will take over from Mr. Drago Kos as Chair on 1 January 2023.

The OECD Anti-Bribery Convention serves as the cornerstone of countries’ efforts to fight bribery and corruption, and ensure a global level playing field in international business transactions. Mr. Kos has expertly and tirelessly led the WGB since 2014. He has been a driving force in ensuring that all Parties take their obligations under the Convention seriously and that the WGB upholds its role as the global leader in the fight against foreign bribery. During his tenure, the WGB has also conducted an extensive review of its standards, which led to the adoption of the 2021 Anti-Bribery Recommendation.

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