Johan's mission at BankTrack is to ensure the organisation fullfills its mission, with everyone in the team thriving in their roles. In addition, as campaign lead on 'Banks and Pandemics' he seeks banks to help prevent future pandemics.
Johan has been the Coordinator and Executive Director of BankTrack ever since he helped cofound the BankTrack network in 2003. Prior to this, he worked for twelve years as a campaigner and coordinator of various international NGO networks, always with a focus on the financial sector. In 1992, he helped cofound the worldwide A SEED youth campaigners network, where he led the campaigns 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 before co-founding BankTrack.
Johan is a single father of four grown up kids. When he is not working, he spends a lot of his free time exploring the forests and fields across every forgotten corner of the Netherlands.
Ryan’s mission at BankTrack is to lead our 'Banks and Human Rights' campaign and ensure that our research and communications are in solid shape.
Ryan joined BankTrack in October 2012, and is Director of Communications & Research. He also coordinates BankTrack's campaign work on human rights. Before moving to Nijmegen he lived in Manchester where he worked at The Co-operative Group as a specialist in ethical finance. He holds a BSc in Mathematics and Management Sciences from The University of Manchester and a MA in Sociology from Manchester Metropolitan University. He has two young children and enjoys books and films, spending time in the woods and training Capoeira Angola.
Maaike’s mission at BankTrack is to ensure that our ‘Banks and Climate’ campaign stops bank finance for the fossil fuel industry globally.
Maaike joined BankTrack as a Climate Campaigner in November 2020. She is a determined advocate for a green, feminist and anti-racist future. Maaike is happiest when she can be outside running, cycling or working on DIY projects. She also loves playing board games and trying out new types of craft beer.
Maaike has a background in political science and international relations. Before joining BankTrack, she worked for peace organisation PAX, where she was part of several international coalitions working on disarmament issues and worked to hold financial institutions accountable for their investments in nuclear and other controversial weapons.
Hannah’s mission at BankTrack is to lead our ‘Banks and Nature’ campaign, and stop banks from financing ecosystem destruction and biodiversity loss
Hannah joined BankTrack in February 2020 as a Human Rights Campaigner and in 2022 she took a new role to lead the "Banks and Nature' campaign. She is determined to dismantle the power structures within society that facilitate the abuse of human rights and destruction of nature around the world. Having grown up in the charming countryside of Devon, in the UK, she always feels most at home when surrounded by nature. When she’s not busy dismantling the patriarchy, she likes to go running, cycling and swimming, whilst also trying her hand at more creative things such as painting and dancing. Before working for BankTrack, Hannah interned at The Centre for Research of Multinational Corporations (SOMO) as part of the OECD Watch coordination team. She holds a LLB in Law from Cardiff University and a LLM in Globalisation and Law, specialising in International Human Rights Law, from Maastricht University.
Raymon’s mission at BankTrack is to deliver top class graphic design for our website and publications, and ensure that our financial management and office systems are in good shape.
Raymon is originally from Nijmegen and has been working for BankTrack since September 2009. Raymon started out at BankTrack as a website manager, but gradually evolved his role in the organisation. He picked up bookkeeping and office management in his starting years. During that time, Raymon was also pursuing a career as an artist/designer. He eventually put his talents as a designer to work at BankTrack, starting in 2015. At the moment, he designs the looks of our websites and reports, coordinates and collaborates with our external web developers and acts as a safeguard to a consistent visual presence of the organisation.
In his free time, Raymon spends a lot of time playing the electric guitar and composes his own music. He is also into Shaolin Kung Fu, video games, walks in nature, playing board games and is a connoisseur of Dutch dark ales and stout beers.
Erik’s mission at BankTrack is to keep our website up to date and in good shape, and identify funding sources for our work.
Erik spent most of his working life as a salesman, and for the large part, this meant advising private and small business clients on insurance and financial products. At the same time, he worked as a volunteer for Amnesty International coordinating regional campaign work. Through an unlikely turn of events, he came across BankTrack whilst researching topics for a local newspaper and typing ‘Nijmegen’ into WikiLeaks. After writing an article about BankTrack, he decided that it would be the perfect organisation for him to work for - a crossroads between his background in finance and his human rights work. And so, he started in February 2016, eventually becoming BankTrack’s Website Content Manager.
Erik was educated at the HEAO Business School in Arnhem, where he studied Logistics, Marketing and Economics. Besides his work at BankTrack he volunteers as an editor for local newspaper De Nijmeegse Stadskrant, and at a local secondhand bookshop called Books4Life. He considers himself a nerdy text-driven book worm and still stubbornly believes he has it in him to write a work of fiction.
Natasha’s mission at BankTrack is to help build and support a global movement of campaigners aiming to stop bank finance for the fossil fuel industry.
Natasha joined BankTrack as a Climate Campaigner in September 2021. They are interested in targeting the corporate and financial power that fuels the climate crisis and other social and human rights issues. Natasha lives in Scotland and often spends weekends on mountain and island adventures, camping or bivvying. Aside from the outdoors, Natasha enjoys writing, photography, running and music - they play guitar and organise a radio show that makes mixes for runners.
Natasha previously worked at People & Planet as Campaigns & Movement Building Coordinator, and at the French Red Cross in Bordeaux. They have a degree in French & History from the University of Edinburgh.
Henrieke’s mission at BankTrack is to stop banks from financing fossil fuel Dodgy Deals.
Henrieke joined BankTrack as a Climate Campaigner in March 2020. She is driven by a sense of urgency to take climate action alongside a motivation to support and work together with communities affected by bank financed projects and business activities. She has a passion for both food and music from around the world – attending festivals and concerts, discovering new artists and genres, as well as tasting food from different cultures and trying her hand at cooking them herself. When she’s not busy campaigning against dodgy deals, she likes to learn new dance styles. Currently she is following African and Brazilian dance classes, but in the past she has followed ballroom dancing, Zumba and modern dance classes. Before she cha-cha-cha-ed her way over to BankTrack, she worked for the campaign department of Dutch trade union FNV as an organiser and researcher. She holds a MSc in International Development Studies from Wageningen University & Research, and a BA in International Relations and International Organisation from the University of Groningen (RUG).
Sumeyra’s mission at BankTrack is to keep track of, and push banks to adopt robust climate and fossil fuel policies
Sumeyra joined BankTrack in March 2022 as a Climate Campaigner and Researcher. She has studied LL.B. Dutch law, LL.M. International and European Union Law at the Erasmus University Rotterdam combined with LL.M. International Human Rights Law at the University of Essex. Before joining BankTrack, she worked for the Center for International Environmental Law in Geneva (Switzerland) and joined a research project at the Business and Human Rights department at the University of Essex in Colchester (England). She is keen to build bridges and to help achieve environmental justice. In her free time, she likes to read, be in nature, paint and run.
Giulia’s mission at BankTrack is to keep track of, and push banks to adopt robust human rights policies
Giulia joined BankTrack in March 2022 as a Human Rights Researcher and Campaigner. Her ambition is to work towards a fairer and more inclusive global economy, in which every company makes respect for people and planet part of everyday business. Her other priority in life is good food, having grown up in the rolling hills of Piedmont, Italy, which is world renowned for its rich culinary tradition, including wine and truffles. When not busy trying out new eateries, Giulia also enjoys sports, running, and spending time by the sea. Before BankTrack, Giulia worked at the Business and Human Rights Resource Centre, and at the International Code of Conduct Association. She holds a BA in Linguistics and International Relations from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) in London, and a MA in International Affairs from the Graduate Institute in Geneva.
Julia's mission at BankTrack is to lead our Banks and Steel campaign.
Julia joined BankTrack in February 2022 as a Banks and Steel Campaigner. She has a BA in Critical Theory & Analysis from Erasmus University College. Her main drive is to support the destruction of an extractive economy, and help build in its place the equitable world we’re all entitled to. She previously worked at Catalyst 2030 as a collaborations coordinator, supporting global civil society organisations to take collective action on climate. When she’s not working, she can be found at a concert or her local art house cinema, reading a novel, or gardening at Dakpark Rotterdam. Occasionally, she can also be found admiring/admonishing large scale industry in the port of Rotterdam.
Will’s mission at BankTrack is to scrutinise financial flows to the coal industry, and use data to advocate for a just transition away from coal.
Will joined BankTrack as a Climate Campaigner in February 2023. He aims to build an evidence base on bank financing to the expanding areas of the global coal industry, highlight the worst cases of environmental destruction, and lobby commercial financiers to quit coal. He particularly aims to be led by civil society in the countries seeing the world’s largest coal investments. Will recently did a master’s degree in environmental science, focusing on the hydrology of peatland carbon sinks, and has grown up in the US and Kenya, before moving to London.
Rachael's mission at BankTrack is to help our Banks and human rights campaign forward.
Roger's mission at BankTrack is to help our organisational and campaign work forward.
Roger joined BankTrack in January 2023. Educated in Nijmegen as a cultural psychologist, he spent his working life mostly outside the Netherlands in jobs varying from policy research to managing academic support departments, from development program management to organisational consultancy, and from managing a hotel to organising treks and expeditions. Married to a much smarter and technically gifted wife and father to four great kids, his major indulgences are a serious coffee addiction and exploring his living habitat on foot during long walks with wife and friends, or even longer jogs when on his own.
Nataliia's mission at BankTrack is to help our Banks and human rights campaign forward.
Nataliia has several years of experience working for non-governmental organizations focused on human rights and humanitarian work. She worked as Advocacy Legal Officer at the Danish Refugee Council, as Project Coordinator at the Ukrainian Red Cross and as Legal Analyst at the Right to Protection. Throughout the work, she was conducting research and analysis concerning the economic development of the Eastern regions of Ukraine, the migration policy of Ukraine and the protection of the displaced persons. Nataliia holds an LLM and LLB in International Law from Kyiv National Taras Shevchenko University (Ukraine) and an LLM in Human Rights Law from the University of Strasbourg (France).
The Russian full-scale invasion of Ukraine demonstrated the necessity of global response and solidarity on all levels. Nataliia has an interest in enforcing human rights by states and private entities and accountability for the abuses. The work with banks could be an effective tool for achieving better respect for human rights and pursuing justice.
In her free time, Nataliia explores Ukrainian traditional costumes, and fragrances and enjoys movies and books.
Cecilia's mission at BankTrack is to help our ‘Banks and Nature’ campaign forward.
Cecilia joined BankTrack at the start of 2023 as an intern for the Banks and Nature campaign. She holds a BSc in International Relations and Organizations from Leiden University, with a strong focus on sustainability and environmental policies. She is particularly keen on the intersection between the environment, the economy, and international politics. Before joining BankTrack, Cecilia volunteered for the international NGO Slow Food and the Turin-based Acmos, always engaging with the topic of sustainability from different angles. In her free time, she enjoys reading every book she can put her hands on, trying new cooking recipes, and - quite obviously - discussing politics with everyone in her earshot.
Gloria's mission at BankTrack is to help our Banks and climate campaign forward.
Gloria joined BankTrack as an intern for the Banks and climate campaign in January 2023. She holds an LLM degree specialising in WTO Law and International Trade from Georgetown University, an LLB from the University of Nairobi and a postgraduate diploma in Law from the Kenya School of Law. She is particularly interested in exploring environmental governance within low-and-middle income countries and building the capacity of both duty bearers and right holders to advance due diligence practices. Before joining BackTrack, Gloria worked at the Investor Alliance for Human Rights and NAMATI. In her free time, she enjoys painting, gardening and taking her dogs on hikes.
Tess' mission at BankTrack is to help our Banks and Nature campaign forward.
Tess is a young environmental activist passionate about grassroots advocacy and championing the welfare of young people and the vulnerable in order to safeguard their interest against any adverse environmental impacts. She holds a bachelor's in Microbiology from Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Bauchi, Nigeria and MSc. in Environmental Health from the University of West England, UK. She is currently a candidate for MSc. in Biology (Biodiversity, Conservation and Restoration) at the University of Antwerpen, Belgium. She has a solid background in Conservation, Environmental, Gender and Health related policy. Beside academic pursuits, Tess loves dancing, engaging in conversations and travelling discovering places herself than relying on the existing narrative.
Deniz' mission at BankTrack is to help our Banks and climate campaign forward.
Deniz started in January 2023 as an intern for the Banks and climate campaign. She has studied LLB. at Yeditepe University in Istanbul, Turkey and then completed a master’s degree on International Law and Human Rights at Utrecht University in the Netherlands. Deniz is an intersectional activist and is active in Extinction Rebellion Netherlands since 2019. Apart from joining actions, she volunteers for the movements' legal team with great pleasure. She enjoys being in nature, doing yoga and reading.
Noah's mission at BankTrack is to help our Banks and Climate campaign forward.
Noah joined BankTrack at the start of 2023 as an intern for the Banks and Climate campaign. He holds BAs in Environmental Studies and Global Studies from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Before joining BankTrack, Noah worked in wildlife and reforestation research in Sequoia National Park. He also has a background in journalism and has written for a variety of digital publications, tackling subjects from the global food system to corporate misdeeds. In his free time, Noah loves rock climbing, learning languages, and cooking with copious amounts of nutritional yeast.