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Nienke Palstra

Global Witness
Nienke Palstra is an Anti-Money Laundering Campaigner at Global Witness - an international advocacy organisation seeking to expose and break the links between natural resources corruption, conflict and other abuses. Nienke’s work has focused on anonymous shell companies and beneficial ownership transparency, particularly in the UK and as part of negotiations for the 4th and 5th EU Anti-Money Laundering Directive. Together with her colleagues, she recently conducted the largest analysis to date of the UK company beneficial ownership register, identifying loopholes and red flags for money laundering (see The Companies We Keep report). She has previously worked with the Transparency International EU Office on anti-corruption related to EU external policies (including EU Enlargement and Neighbourhood policies) and money laundering. She has also held positions at Unicef UK and the Overseas Development Institute on international human rights and child protection issues.