Dr. Anwar Ibrahim – the former Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia was today appointed honorary president of the international think tank AccountAbility.
Anwar – a prominent advocate for democracy, freedom– and the rule of law –
said he will use his new role to address gapsamong four key institutional areas of accountability:
1. Governments: ensuring that governments can be effectively held to account by their citizens.
2. Corporations: ensuring that corporations account to their customers and communities, not just to their shareholders.
3. NGOs: ensuring that NGOs account to beneficiaries, as well as their donors.
4. Lobbyists: increasing the accountability of the lobbying process
‘With Anwar Ibrahim at the head of our organisation we look forward to establishing new ways of ensuring that organisations with power can be held to account by people without.’ (Simon Zadek, CEO of AccountAbility)
For further information please contact Mark McKenzie at AccountAbility on
020 7549 0400 / 07986 175104 or