Christine Uriarte

General Counsel of Anti-Corruption Division at OECD

Christine Uriarte is a Senior Legal Analyst at the Anti-Corruption Division of the OECD, where she has worked for 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 41 States Parties to the Convention. She is the coordinator of the Korean monitoring reviews. She is also the subject matter expert in the Division on corporate compliance, AML/CFT and tax issues. In addition, she is the manager of the Anti-Corruption Division’s engagement with India, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Thailand. Previously, Ms. Uriarte 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, she 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. Ms. Uriarte has a law degree from Queen’s University, Canada, and was called to the Bar in Ontario, Canada, in 1985.

The OECD fights bribery in international business to strengthen development, reduce poverty and bolster confidence in markets. The keystone to its efforts is the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention and the Convention’s 2009 Anti-Bribery Recommendation.