José Ugaz elected chair of Transparency International?November 2014
José Ugaz has been elected chair of the board of Transparency International, the global anti-corruption organisation.
Ugaz, a Peruvian lawyer with a history of taking on grand corruption, was elected by Transparency International’s annual membership meeting, which brings together the movement’s national chapters and individual members.
“There is still too much corruption out there, and we want to see much more being done about it. We must address the way the corrupt are getting away with it, unmasking them, drawing attention to corrupt schemes such as the abuse of offshore companies, impeding their enjoyment of ill-gotten gains travelling freely and leading a life of luxury while the poor have to pay their bills,” said Ugaz.
Ugaz takes over from Huguette Labelle who has acted as chair for nine years.
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