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Unspoken Giants: International Financial Institutions

In a world first, the Unspoken Giants podcast series brings together Multilateral Development Banks and International Financial Institutions to discuss the global fight against corruption.

The World Bank

In this episode, Jamieson Smith, Chief Suspension and Debarment Officer at the World Bank, joins Alice Kemp and Alex Haines, Barrister at Outer Temple Chambers, to discuss how this giant of international finance is fighting against the cancer of corruption in its mission to work in every major area of development.

The Global Fund

In this episode, Patricia Diaz Dennis, the Sanctions Panel Chair, and Philippe Dewilde, Senior Legal Counsel at the Global Fund, join Robert Waterson and Alice Kemp to discuss how this giant of international finance is fighting against the cancer of corruption in its mission to defeat HIV, TB and malaria and ensure a healthier, safer, more equitable future for all.

The Inter-American Development Bank

In this episode, Juan Ronderos, the Sanctions Officer, and Samir Fahoum, the Principal Integrity Officer, at the Inter-American Development Bank join Alice Kemp and Alex Haines, Barrister at Outer Temple Chambers, to discuss how this giant of international finance is fighting against the cancer of corruption in its mission to improve lives in Latin America and the Caribbean.

European Bank for Reconstruction & Development

In this episode, Paul Kearney, Chief Counsel and Enforcement Commissioner, and Rohan Schaap, the Director of Investigations, at the European Bank for Reconstruction & Development, join Alice Kemp and Alex Haines, Barrister at Outer Temple Chambers, to discuss how this giant of international finance is fighting against the cancer of corruption in its mission to foster the transition towards open market-oriented economies and to promote private and entrepreneurial initiative.

The New Development Bank 

In this episode, Dr Srinivas Yanamandra, Chief of Compliance at the New Development Bank, joins Alice Kemp and John McKendrick QC, of Outer Temple Chamber, to discuss how this giant of international finance is fighting against the cancer of corruption in its mission to support infrastructure and sustainable development efforts in BRICS and other underserved, emerging economies for faster development through innovation and cutting-edge technology.

The Caribbean Development Bank 

In this episode, Dr Toussant Boyce, Head of the Office of Integrity, Compliance and Accountability at the Caribbean Development Bank, joins Robert Waterson and Alice Kemp to discuss how this giant of international finance is fighting against the cancer of corruption in its mission to reduce poverty and transform lives through sustainable, resilient and inclusive development.

The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank

In this episode, Jean-Marc Lafreniere, Head of the Integrity Function, and Hamid Sharif, Managing Director, at the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, join Robert Waterson and Alice Kemp to discuss how this giant of international finance is fighting against the cancer of corruption in its mission to build green infrastructure with sustainability, innovation and connectivity at its core.

The European Investment Bank 

In this episode, Dominik Adamski, Head of the Fraud Detection Unit, and Mirela Lascu, a member of the Inspectorate General, at the European Investment Bank join Robert Waterson and Alice Kemp to discuss how this giant of international finance is fighting against the cancer of corruption in its mission to back the European Green Deal and make Europe carbon-neutral.

The Nordic Investment Bank 

In this episode, Mark Butler, Chief Compliance Officer at the Nordic Investment Bank, joins Alice Kemp and Alex Haines, Barrister at Outer Temple Chambers, to discuss how this giant of international finance is fighting against the cancer of corruption in its mission to finance projects that improve productivity and benefit the environment of the Nordic and Baltic countries.

Contact us

 If you would like to discuss any of the matters raised please email unspokengiants@rpc.co.uk.

Special thanks

A huge debt of gratitude is owed to Alex Haines and John McKendrick QC of Outer Temple Chambers, without whom this series could not have happened.

Alex Haines

Alex was called to the bars of England & Wales, Ireland, and New York, and was appointed as Sanctions Officer at the Caribbean Development Bank last year. He is an expert in Multilateral Development Banks, their sanctions regime and global investigations, having been instructed in cases involving the World Bank Group, IADB, AsDB and AfDB.  He authored the new chapter on the Sanctions Regime of MDBs for Lissack and Horlick on Bribery and Corruption (3rd edition, Lexis Nexis) and is on the Attorney General’s Panel of Counsel.

John McKendrick QC

A former Caribbean Attorney General, John was appointed last year as Sanctions Appeals Officer at the Caribbean Development Bank. He has been instructed in recent years in cases involving both the World Bank Group and the Inter-American Development Bank. He writes the Latin American and Caribbean chapter of Lissack and Horlick on Bribery and Corruption (3rd edition, Lexis Nexis) and is fluent in Spanish.