Board of Directors

Lynette Clemetson


Lynette Clemetson is the Director of Wallace House, Knight-Wallace Fellowships and the Livingston Awards at the University of Michigan. A longtime journalist, she worked as a correspondent for Newsweek magazine, and for The New York Times, and senior director of strategy and new initiatives at NPR. Read more.


Edouard Perrin

Edouard Perrin

General secretary

Edouard Perrin is a French investigative reporter. In 2014, He brought to the ICIJ the Luxembourg Leaks investigation, based on secret documents, that revealed widespread aggressive tax avoidance by some of the world’s biggest companies. Read more.


Luisa Handem Piette


Luisa Handem Piette is a highly regarded communications executive with vast experience as a broadcaster, human rights activist, media development officer and broadcaster. She has served in senior media positions with various organizations over the past three decades, including United Press International, UNESCO, the BBC World Service, Voice of America (VOA) and, in the private sector, with Fortune 50 companies in the high-tech industry. Read more.


Bastian Obermayer


2017 Pulitzer prize winner, Bastian Obermayer is the deputy head of the investigative unit of the Munich-based Süddeutsche Zeitung, Germany’s biggest newspaper. He’s also member of the International Consortium for Investigative Journalists (ICIJ). Read more.


Laurence Franc-Menget


Doctor in Law and Member of the Paris Bar, Laurence Franc-Menget is a partner in the Disputes group in the Paris office of Herbert Smith Freehills. She has extensive experience both in international commercial arbitration and investment arbitration. Read more.


Rémi Labed


Rémi Labed is a French investigative journalist and documentary filmmaker. He advises and assists Forbidden Stories since its creation, both on its use of investigation and collaboration software and on its digital security. Read more.


Joanne Levine


Joanne Levine is an award winning producer and media executive with three decades of experience working, reporting and leading teams around the world. Her distinguished career includes more than 10 years at ABC News, garnering myriad awards along the way, including two Emmys for her work in Iraq, and a Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Award for her reporting on rape as a weapon of war during the Rwandan genocide. Read more.


Virginie Ducrot


Entrepreneur and manager with experience in the web sector, Virginie Ducrot is passionate about developing organizations and teams. She has worked at La Poste Group, which acquired Boxtal, a company she co-founded, in 2021.
Virginie is a graduate of the French business school ESSEC. She started her career in 1994 in the United States at Meccano’s US subsidiary, then in the company’s offices in France, before diving into the web sector in 2000 at AOL France and at Boxtal’s founding team in early 2009.
Virginie Ducrot was nominated for the 2018 Veuve Clicquot Businesswoman Award, which recognizes boldness, entrepreneurship, creativity, and determination.