Virginie Coulloudon is from France. She is the Group Director for External Relations at TI. Previously she worked at OSCE and was communications director for Europe at Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty.
She joined Transparency International in August 2012. She is a former investigative journalist, permanent correspondent in Moscow, and research director at the Harvard Davis Center for Russian Studies where she led a seminar on the ‘power of corruption’. She holds a PhD in History, is the author of three books – including one on Soviet organised corruption – as well as the author of a film, chapters and academic articles devoted to post-Soviet society and elite groups, anti-corruption reforms and the role of the media in post-Soviet transition.