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Christine Uriarte

General Counsel of Anti-Corruption Division
OECD

Christine Uriarte is a Senior Analyst and General Counsel of Anti-Corruption Division of the OECD, where she has worked for over 18 years. Her main responsibility is leading reviews by the Working Group on Bribery of implementation of the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention and related instruments by the 44 States Parties to the Convention. She is a subject matter expert in the Division on Corporate Compliance, AML/CFT, and Tax Issues and also contributes to work on corruption related to public procurement and state-owned enterprises.

Christine has contributed to the work of the G20 Anti-Corruption Working Group. In addition, she is the Manager of the Anti-Corruption Division’s engagement with India, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Thailand. Previously, she worked on the ADB/OECD Anti-Corruption Initiative for Asia-Pacific for 5 years. She coordinated the review of the OECD anti-bribery instruments, which culminated in the 2009 OECD Recommendation on Further Combating Foreign Bribery.

Before joining the OECD, Christine was a Human Rights and Criminal Legal and Policy Analyst with the Government of Canada, before which, she was an Associate with a criminal law firm in Canada. Christine has a Law degree from Queen’s University, Canada, and was called to the Bar in Ontario, Canada, in 1985.