Claudia J. Dumas
President  & CEO, Transparency International – USA

Claudia J. Dumas
Claudia Dumas is the President and CEO of Transparency International – USA.

Ms. Dumas has more than 25 years of public, private and not-for-profit experience in anti-corruption, corporate compliance, rule of law and international finance law. She has developed and integrated anti-corruption, legal system and commercial law efforts into a broad range of initiatives in developing and developed countries.

Prior to joining TI-USA, Ms. Dumas served as the first Executive Director of the World Justice Project, a multidisciplinary effort to strengthen the rule of law globally through joint actions by stakeholders from over fifteen fields, including business, education, government, law and public health. Her work at the World Justice Project included directing the development and testing of a new worldwide rule of law index.

Previously, Ms. Dumas spent seven years as the Senior Rule of Law Advisor for the U.S. Agency for International Development’s Bureau for Europe & Eurasia. In that capacity, she negotiated and oversaw efforts to assist the countries of Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union implement judicial system, commercial law and anti-corruption reforms. She has worked closely with governmental and non-governmental bodies, and served as U.S. delegate to the OECD Anti-Corruption Network for Transition Economies Steering Group. From 1984 to 1998, Ms. Dumas practiced international commercial and finance law with Shearman & Sterling, IBM and Citibank, N.A., where she structured and negotiated business and financial transactions in a wide range of industries.

Ms. Dumas received her A.B. in Economics from Wellesley College and her J.D. from the Cornell Law School, where she also served as senior editor of the Cornell International Law Journal.