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.
Diogo's mission at BankTrack is to lead our 'Banks and Climate' campaign, bringing the era of fossil banks to an end, and the age of the just transition and repair to a start.
Diogo joined BankTrack in January 2024 to lead our work on climate. He is originally from Costa de Caparica, Portugal, and holds a degree in Economics from Lisbon's NOVA School of Business and Economics. After work experience in the fields of social work, social entrepreneurship, and corporate innovation, he shifted gears to grassroots activism in 2019 at Climáximo. He has ever since been active in the climate justice movement - fighting for free, just and caring societies.
Diogo thrives in community, is a passionate communicator, initiating cinephile, avid podcast-listener and occasional wanderer. He's also very grateful for all the bread and roses in his life.
Ola's mission at BankTrack is to lead our 'Banks and Nature' campaign and to stop banks from financing nature destruction.
Ola joined BankTrack in January 2024 to lead our work on nature. She holds a B.Sc in Chinese Studies from the University of Gdansk. Before joining BankTrack, she spent seven years in China where she worked on environmental issues at the EU Delegation to China and later at the International Institute of Green Finance at the Central University of Finance and Economics in Beijing where she led the work on biodiversity finance. She was also an active member of the Beijing Energy Network Community.
She is an enthusiastic gardener and aspiring regenerative farmer. In her free time, she likes to grow and build things, read books under the trees and go on outdoor adventures with her two dogs Ella and Onsa.
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).
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.
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 was educated at the HEAO Business School in Arnhem, where he studied Logistics, Marketing and Economics. He was a certified financial and mortgage advisor.
Erik spent most of his working life as financial advisor for private and small business clients. 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.
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.
Julia's mission at BankTrack is to lead our Banks and Steel project.
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.
Quentin's mission at BankTrack is to analyse and keep track of bank climate and fossil fuel policies.
Quentin joined BankTrack in September 2023 as a Banks and climate policy Analyst. He has a Master's degree in International and European Environmental Law from Aix-Marseille University. Before joining BankTrack, he worked for five years at the International Institute for Law and the Environment (IIDMA, Madrid, Spain). At IIDMA, Quentin analysed Spanish private companies' climate and environmental policies and was leading the engagement with banks, insurers and utilities. He also worked on energy transition-related topics such as gas power plants and green hydrogen value chain. When he is not working, Quentin is likely to be found training for his next marathon or learning about sport nutrition, physiotherapy and physical preparation. He also enjoys spending time outdoors and cooking.
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.
Deniz' mission at BankTrack is to help our Banks and Climate campaign forward.
Deniz started first as an intern for the Banks and Climate campaign before she joined the team as climate campaigner. She studied law (LLB) at Yeditepe University in Istanbul, Turkey, and then completed an LLM in International Law and Human Rights at Utrecht University in the Netherlands.
Next to working for BankTrack, Deniz has also been active in Extinction Rebellion Netherlands since 2019. Apart from joining actions, she volunteers for the movements' legal team with great pleasure. When she's not combating big oil's relentless destruction of the planet, she enjoys spending time with her dog Dobby, doing yoga, and reading. Whenever she has more time, she will be camping, searching for new places for wild swimming, and chasing street art to photograph.
Inés' mission at BankTrack is to help our Banks and Human Rights campaign forward.
Inés started in September 2023 as an intern for the Banks and Human Rights campaign. She studied Law at Universitat Pompeu Fabra, and completed a Postgraduate in International and European Legal studies at the University of Antwerp and a Master in Peace and Conflict Studies at the University of Kent. Inés is deeply committed to social justice and human rights, and has collaborated as a volunteer with different social movements. In her free time, you can find her spending time in nature (the Catalan Pyrenees are her favourite spot) or enjoying good music.
Dakota's mission at BankTrack is to help our Banks and Human Rights campaign forward.
Dakota joined BankTrack in September 2023 as an intern for the Banks and Human Rights campaign. She holds a BA in International Relations from the University of Calgary as well as an LLB and LLM in International Human Rights and Economic Law from the University of Essex. She is passionate about protecting human rights and is committed to promoting ethical investment and responsible business practices within the financial sector. In her downtime, Dakota enjoys practising yoga and spending time outdoors—including hiking in the Rocky Mountains of Canada, where she grew up.
Camilla's mission at BankTrack is to bring our Banks and Climate campaign forward.
Camilla joined BankTrack in September 2023 as an intern for the Banks and Climate campaign. Her ambition is to work towards a more sustainable global economy, where businesses make as little impact as possible on the planet and are invested in the welfare and health of their workers and consumers. Growing up in the Italian Alps, she inherently holds nature in high regard and dreams of renovating an old cottage with a large permaculture garden in her native village. When she is not researching and drafting a paper or an article, you can find her advocating for sustainable fashion all over social media, knitting a sweater while drinking a hot cup of tea, or hiking the hills of Southern Limburg. Before arriving at BankTrack, Camilla volunteered as a human rights researcher for Lawyers Without Borders and wrote articles on climate change and human rights for a local NGO. She holds a LLM in International Law and Security from the University of Glasgow and she is finishing her Master's Degree in European, Comparative, and Transnational Law from the University of Trento.
Cherry's mission at BankTrack is to bring the Banks and Steel project forward.
Cherry started as an intern with the Banks and Steel project in January 2024. She has a BA in Global Challenges with a major in Governance from the African Leadership University Kigali, Rwanda. Her aspiration is working towards developing frameworks in Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning in the fields of climate change and human rights. She enjoys reading, research and engaging in change impact projects. On days she is not at work, she can be found volunteering at a local children's orphanage dedicating her time to serving humanity.
Josephine's mission at BankTrack is to bring the Banks and Human rights campaign forward.
Josephine is a social justice and movement lawyer passionate about business and human rights, climate justice, environmental child rights, and sustainable and equitable natural resource governance. For the past five years, Josephine has been involved in corporate accountability initiatives including but not limited to capacity strengthening of mining-affected communities; working with communities to access remedy using judicial and non-judicial mechanisms; engagements and partnerships with national human rights institutions; conducting evidence-based research on the human rights conduct of businesses operating in Zimbabwe's mining sector; and participating in regional and international processes on business and human rights. Josephine holds a Bachelor of Laws Honours Degree (LLBs) and an LLM in Land and Natural Resources from the University of Zimbabwe. Currently, she is pursuing an MSc in Inequalities and Social Sciences at the London School of Economics and Political Science as part of the Atlantic Fellows for Social and Economic Equity. When not working Josephine enjoys attending Church services, spending time with friends and taking nature walks.