Maíra is from Brazil. She is the Research and Policy Expert on corrupt money flows at the Transparency International Secretariat in Berlin (TI-S).
Maíra leads the TI movement work on illicit financial flows, anti-money laundering, and beneficial ownership transparency. She is the author of several TI reports on these issues. Maíra is part of the Global Anti-Corruption Consortium, a ground-breaking partnership with investigative journalists from the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project. She is also on the Steering Groups of OpenOwnership and the Anti-Corruption Data Collective. Prior to that, Maira worked on the Anti-Corruption Helpdesk, where she produced research briefs on anti-corruption and governance on a variety of issues and countries and led the establishment of TI’s Anti-Corruption Experts Network. Maira is a lawyer, a certified anti-money laundering specialist (CANS) and holds a Masters in public policy from the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin.