The Independent Integrity Unit (IIU) invites you to the next session in our signature webinar series Integrity Talks, which are events that discuss integrity, transparency and anti-corruption issues and their impact on various aspects of climate action. For this session, we are thrilled to be joined by Alan Bacarese, the Director of Investigations, Strategy, and Operations for the World Bank Group’s Integrity Vice Presidency (INT).
Following a successful first edition with Annemie Turtelboom, Member at the European Court of Auditors, in March, Mr. Bacarese will discuss his work at the INT and lessons learned for preventing corruption globally. Bayartsetseg Jigmiddash, IIU Outreach & Engagement Manager is moderating the session. This event will be live-streamed on Zoom and LinkedIn at 9:00 PM Korea Time on 01 June. It will also be recorded and re-broadcast at 1:00 PM Korea Time on 02 June for those who were unable to watch it live.
About the Speaker
Alan Bacarese joined the World Bank Group’s Integrity Vice Presidency (INT) as Director of Investigations, Strategy, and Operations in February 2021. In this role, Mr. Bacarese oversees INT’s investigations of alleged fraud, corruption, and other sanctionable practices involving projects and activities financed by the World Bank Group, its corporate vendors, and World Bank Group staff, as well as efforts to litigate substantiated investigations within the World Bank Group’s Sanctions System. He also manages INT’s Prevention, Risk, and Knowledge Management function to promote best practices in the prevention of fraud and corruption in World Bank Group–supported projects. In addition, Mr. Bacarese provides support to INT’s Vice President in setting the strategic priorities for the unit’s overall anti-corruption efforts.
Mr. Bacarese has many years of experience in investigating matters of international fraud and corruption. Before joining INT, he was the Director of Integrity and Anti-Corruption for the African Development Bank, where he led the Bank’s anticorruption investigation function and its policies on anticorruption and integrity measures, as well as the Bank’s business integrity due diligence function. His past roles include serving as a UK Senior Crown Prosecutor, the first Head of Legal and Case Consultancy at the Basel Institute’s International Centre for Asset Recovery, a Director in the international consultancy Stream House AG, and as an External Member of the Inter-American Development Bank’s Sanctions Committee from 2015 to 2019. He is a UK Barrister and an Advocate of the Higher Courts of England and Wales.