Corruption is a scourge that can be found in different forms all around the world. It is a major barrier to prosperity and equality, erodes trust in government, affects economic and financial stability, threatens investment and curtails the basic rights of citizens. Recognizing that countering corruption is an important requisite for ensuring quality and reliability in our global and domestic economies, the C20 Anti-Corruption Working Group is committed to advocate for the adoption of frameworks and structures, as well as international cooperation to combat anti-corruption through the unified voice of civil society organizations.
In a context in which large-scale, cross-border corruption cases are becoming increasingly frequent, national level efforts to combat corruption often fall short. International spaces such as the G20 are essential to allow governments to coordinate their anti-corruption strategies and policies.
Blair Glencorse is leading a movement for accountability and integrity around the world through the Accountability Lab. The Lab works to build accountability- using the arts, media, culture and technology. Blair and his team have done everything from helping to found the first film school in Liberia to monitoring and improving public services in Pakistan to running a global TV show called Integrity Icon to “name and fame” honest government officials. The Accountability Lab recently won the UN’s International Anti-Corruption Excellence Award. Blair co-founded the first co-working and innovation space in Liberia and both TEDxMonrovia and TEDxBamako; and is an expert on anti-corruption with the World Economic Forum. He is also a member of the World Bank’s Expert Advisory Council on Citizen Engagement. Blair speaks regularly on issues of community engagement, citizen participation and governance; and his work has been published in the New York Times, Washington Post and the Guardian among other outlets.
Saleh is currently the Secretary General for The Saafah Foundation, a Saudi non-profit, non-government civil society organization dedicated to the promotion of transparency and combatting corruption. He is also an Associate Professor in the Accounting Department of the College of Business Administration at King Saud University. For the past 15 years, he has worked with anti-fraud frameworks and applications in the private sector. He also participated in establishing anti-fraud functions in several large Saudi organizations, such as National Commercial Bank and Saudi Telecom Company.
He is also an independent member of many audit committees; for National Commercial Bank, Solidarity Co., Al Tayar Group and Saudi Railway Company. He previously chaired the Board for Saudi Equity Fund and Emerging Markets Equity Funds at Rana Investment.
Saleh received his bachelor’s in Economy and Business Administration from King Saud University. He went on to receive a master’s degree in Business Administration from Saint Lewis University and a PhD in Business Administration from Florida Atlantic University.