European Union lead advocate
Koen Roovers is the Financial Transparency Coalition’s European Union (EU) Lead Advocate. His efforts are aimed at improving the EU’s anti-money laundering rules, as well as at getting EU wide rules that curb tax evasion and avoidance, including through automatic exchange of tax information. Previously, Koen has worked as coalition coordinator for the Alliance for Lobbying Transparency and Ethics Regulation (ALTER-EU) – a network of civil society groups that campaigns for more transparent EU public decision-making. While there, he contributed actively to the ongoing lobbying transparency and ethics debate. Prior to that, he assisted a Dutch member of the European Parliament. Koen has a Master’s degree in International Organizations and International Relations.