Ministerial Meeting on Responsible Business Conduct


Roberto de Michele

Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)

Chief of the Innovation in Citizen Services Division


Roberto de Michele is the Head of the Institutional Capacity of the State Division of the Institutions for Development Sector of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). Previously, he served as Principal Specialist and Coordinator of the IDB's Transparency and Integrity Cluster. He is the secretary of the Transparency Fund that supports reforms of public integrity, open government, transparency of spending, strengthening of control bodies and prevention of money laundering. He directs the IDB Financial Transparency Infoguide, a knowledge platform that offers high-level technical resources for officials, academics, and experts. Roberto was director of the Argentine Anti-Corruption Office, manager of the Private Initiative against Corruption at Fundación Poder Ciudadano and founding member of the Association for Civil Rights (ADC). Roberto chaired the Preparatory Meeting for the Drafting of the United Nations Convention against Corruption and participated in the drafting of the Follow-up Mechanism of the Inter-American Convention against Corruption. Among other publications, he is the author of the book "The Codes of Ethics in Companies" and "Use of information for the integrity of the financial sector: reflections from a project against money laundering in Guatemala" and is one of the co-authors of the Anticorruption Toolkit for the United Nations Global Compact against Corruption. He is a lawyer from the University of Buenos Aires with an LL.M. from Yale Law School.