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Rachel Owens

Global Witness
Head of EU Office
Brussels, Belgium
Rachel Owens is Head of EU Advocacy at Global Witness, an anti-corruption and human rights NGO. In 2017, she set up Global Witness’ first EU office leading and working on campaigns to introduce EU rules for mandatory investor due diligence, to crackdown on corruption in EU golden visa schemes and to increase transparency of company ownership through the EU anti-money laundering rules. She was previously acting Campaign Leader of Global Witness’ campaign to tackle corruption in the oil, gas and mining sector leading a campaign to bring in new beneficial ownership rules for all 52 countries that are part of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative. Before joining Global Witness, she was Senior Political Advisor to Arlene McCarthy, former Vice-President of the European Parliament’s Economic and Monetary Affairs committee leading legislative work on financial services policy including reform of EU market abuse rules, capital markets reform and bankers bonuses.

My Speakers Sessions

Tuesday, November 27
 

1:30pm