Corruption dans les marchés internationaux

Statement of the OECD Working Group on Bribery: New Chair to be designated in 2024


08/12/2023 - The current Chair of the OECD Working Group on Bribery in International Business Transactions (WGB), Ms. Daniëlle Goudriaan of the Netherlands, informed WGB delegates that she has decided not to stand for re-designation as WGB Chair in 2024, after completing her term as Dutch European Prosecutor at the European Public Prosecutor’s Office (EPPO) and taking up a role as a partner in a Netherlands-based private law firm. Accordingly, the WGB will now begin the process of seeking a new Chair.


‘I have been honoured to serve as the WGB’s Chair and to help steer the Group in its collective efforts to fight international corruption. I look forward to continuing to support the implementation and dissemination of the WGB’s work under the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention as I continue my career in private practice,’ said Ms. Goudriaan.


The WGB will publish a vacancy announcement seeking expressions of interest for the position of WGB Chair shortly, with a view to selecting a new Chair in the course of 2024. The WGB has agreed that its Vice-Chair, Mr. Chris Basiurski, will serve as Chair on an interim basis. Mr. Basiurski currently serves as head of the United Kingdom’s delegation to the WGB and is Deputy Head of the United Kingdom’s Joint Anti-Corruption Unit (JACU).


The WGB, based at the OECD, is responsible for monitoring the implementation and enforcement of the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention, the 2021 Anti-Bribery Recommendation, and other related instruments. The Working Group is made up of representatives from the 46 Parties to the Convention and meets regularly. The WGB is grateful to Ms. Goudriaan for her excellent chairing of the Group in 2023, which contributed significantly to the WGB’s collective efforts to fight foreign bribery, globally.


For further information, journalists are invited to contact Nicolas Pinaud, Acting Head of the OECD Anti-Corruption Division.


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