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The BankTrack team currently consists of the following people:

Johan Frijns, Director

Johan Frijns

Johan has been BankTrack' coordinator and Director since 2003. Before that he worked for twelve years as co-ordinator of various international NGO networks. In 1992, he helped cofound the worldwide A SEED campaigners network, where he worked until 1997 as campaign co-ordinator on multilateral banks. In 1998 he became coordinator of the 'International Financial Institutions programme' of Friends of the Earth International, which he led for four years. Johan first studied linguistics and philosophy before getting a MA in Political Science/Development Studies from Nijmegen University, Netherlands. Work Focus: organization and personnel management, fundraising, Equator Principles, climate, forests Contact: email Johan

Yann Louvel, Climate and Energy Campaign Coordinator

Yann Louvel

Yann is the climate and energy campaign coordinator for BankTrack since September 2010. Before that he worked as private finance campaigner for Friends of the Earth France for 3 years, targeting the French banks involved in many dodgy deals. He also worked as the Quebec regional coordinator for the sustainable campuses project for the Sierra Youth Coalition, the youth arm of the Sierra Club of Canada. He holds a M.Sc. inenvironmental sciences from the Université du Québec à Montréal. Work Focus: Climate, energy, coal Contact: email Yann

Raymon van Vught, Graphic Designer, Financial Manager, Office Manager

Raymon has been working for BankTrack since September 2009. His tasks consist of graphic design, desktop publishing, bookkeeping and keeping office facilities up and running. Work Focus: design, financial management, office management Contact: email Raymon

Ryan Brightwell, Researcher and Editor

Ryan Brightwell Profile Pic

Ryan joined BankTrack in October 2012 as a Researcher and Editor, and coordinates BankTrack's campaigning work on human rights. Previously he worked at The Co-operative Group as a specialist in ethical finance, including implementing The Co-operative Bank’s Ethical Policy. He holds a BSc in Mathematics and Management Sciences from The University of Manchester and a MA in Sociology from Manchester Metropolitan University. Work Focus: Human rights, Green bonds, editing, research Contact: email Ryan

Greig Aitken, Coal Campaigner

Greig Aitken

Greig joined BankTrack in August 2014 to help strengthen our global coal campaign’s research and outreach impacts. Previously he was Media coordinator for CEE Bankwatch Network and has researched and authored reports for civil society organisations on European fracking, Caspian gas developments and the financialisation of global infrastructure. He holds an MA (Hons) in English Language and Literature from the University of St Andrews. Work Focus: Coal, climate, energy Contact: email Greig

Karen Vermeer, Forest and Equator Principles campaigner


Karen joined BankTrack in April 2016 as the Forest/Equator Principles campaigner. Before that, she worked as a volunteer for Banktrack focussing on the Equator Principles, besides writing her master thesis on water grabbing and Dutch financial institutions. She completed a BSc in Sociology at the Radboud University in Nijmegen and a MSc in Global Criminology at the Utrecht University. Work focus: forest, Equator Principles Contact: email Karen

Erik Janssen, campaigns assistant

ErikErik Janssen joined BankTrack in January 2016. He was educated at the HEAO business school in Arnhem in Logistics and Economics. He has worked in finance as an advisor on bank- and insurance products. He has also been a human rights campaigner for Amnesty International. Work focus: campaign- and website assistant Contact: email Erik

Bart Bruil, Web Developer

Bart Bruil runs his own webdesign company, Easymind. Since 2003 he has developed both this website -and previous versions- as well as a number of websites for our ongoing campaigns. Work Focus: website development and maintenance



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