Mike Davis became Global Witness’ CEO in February 2020. This follows three years in the role of Director of Campaigns, Planning and Evaluation, during which Mike has overseen the development of a new Global Witness strategy with a strong emphasis on abuses of power driving climate crisis.
From 2013 to the end of 2016, Mike was Global Witness’ representative in Asia. In this role he oversaw the organisation’s work in China and conducted in-depth investigations into corruption in Myanmar’s multi-billion dollar jade business; producing a series of explosive publications on the generals, drug lords and tycoons involved.
Mike’s previous roles at Global Witness include managing the organisation’s work on forest protection and land rights across Africa, Asia and Latin America from 2012-2013, and leading its campaigns on conflict minerals, blood diamonds and other conflict resources from 2007-2012. He ran the Global Witness office and its team of undercover investigators in Cambodia from 2003-2005 and wrote two ground-breaking exposés on high level corruption in the country which were both banned by the Cambodian government.
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