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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. He also worked for twelve years as co-ordinator of various international networks of NGOs. In 1992, he helped cofound the worldwide A SEED activist network, where he worked until 1997 as co-ordinator on multilateral banks. In 1998 Johan became coordinator of the 'International Financial Institutions programme' of Friends of the Earth International, which he led for four years. Johan studied linguistics and philosophy before getting a MA in Political Science/Development Studies from Nijmegen University, Netherlands.

You can see Johan speak at the UNEP FI conference 2011 here (from minute 15 onwards)
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. 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, desktoppublishing, bookkeeping and keeping office facilities up and running. Besides working for BankTrack, Raymon works as a freelance illustrator and designer. Contact: email Raymon, Raymon's website.

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. Contact: email Ryan

Merel van der Mark, Forest Campaigner

Merel is the forest campaigner for Banktrack since 2014, focussing on the financing of the palm oil and pulp and paper sector. Before, she lived for 12 years in the Brazilian Amazon, working for several social and environmental NGOs. For Greenpeace Amazon she did research on drivers of deforestation, like soy and cattle, and the funding behind it. She holds a M.Sc. in Biology from the University of Amsterdam. Contact: email Merel

Bart Bruil, Web Designer

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


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