2024 OECD Global Anti-Corruption & Integrity Forum


Kaunain Rahman

Transparency International

Business Integrity Specialist


Kaunain is the Business Integrity Specialist at Transparency International (TI), and her role is to drive integrity in business – an integral component of TI's movement-wide strategy. At TI, she contributes to strengthening businesses' capacity to engage in collective action initiatives, fostering a culture of integrity throughout value chains, and advocating for enhanced regulatory frameworks and compliance control mechanisms. She has worked on projects such as Integrity Pacts (IP) and Business Integrity Country Agenda (BICA), focusing on transparent public procurement and advancing integrity practices in business at the national level, respectively. Kaunain also leads TI's efforts in addressing corruption through private sector sustainability reporting (e.g., ESG). Previously, she served as a Research Coordinator at TI, and her main responsibilities lay with the Anti-Corruption Helpdesk. In the NGO sector, she campaigned for nuclear disarmament as a Regional Ambassador for South Asia at Global Zero in the USA and volunteered with the Child in Need Institute (CINI) in India. In the private sector, she worked in internal audit services at Ernst and Young (EY) in India. Kaunain received her Master's in Corruption and Governance from The Centre for the Study of Corruption at the University of Sussex in the UK, where her focus area of research was corruption in international business. Her other qualifications include degrees in Political Science and Human Rights.

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