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ECNL Stichting Supervisory Board

Mr. Emile van der Does de Willebois (The Netherlands): Mr. Van der Does works at the World Bank’s Financial Market Integrity unit since 2004. He has assisted countries around the world in establishing their anti-money laundering systems and in building country capacity to conduct financial investigations. He has been a leading member of the Stolen Asset Recovery team (a World Bank and UNODC partnership) since its inception in 2007. He specializes in the abuse of legal entities, beneficial ownership identification and the use of non-profit entities for terrorist purposes. He also worked for the Office of the Prosecutor at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in The Hague, The Netherlands, He then moved into private practice, specializing in banking and securities law.

Dr. Natasha Gaber-Damjanovska (Macedonia): Natasha Gaber-Damjanovska was one of the most prominent Constitutional Court justices in Macedonia – a strong defender of civic freedoms. Prominently, she was the primary drafter of the country’s 1998 Law on Associations and Foundations. She is currently director of the Judges Academy in Macedonia. Dr. Gaber-Damjanovska holds a Masters degree in Legal and Political Science and a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University St. Cyril and Methodius in Skopje. She also serves as the President of the Board of Macedonian Center for International Cooperation (NGO) and has taught several courses on election systems, civil society legal framework, women in politics, and globalization and world politics. She also serves as a visiting professor at the Faculty of Law, tackling the domestic legal environment regarding the civic sector and its repercussions on the economy, and looking at the possibility of introducing legal change for tax and other benefits for the civic organizations. She has continued her engagement in NGO legal issues and is considered the foremost NGO legal expert in Macedonia.

Ms. Nilda Bullain (Hungary/US): Ms. Bullain is Vice President – Operations at the International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL), working hard every day to counter the worldwide trend of restrictions against civil society. She is leading ICNL’s work in international advocacy, including development cooperation, Agenda 2030 and the Open Government Partnership. Prior to joining ICNL in Washington, DC, she was Executive Director of the ECNL and worked directly on legal reform for civil society in over 20 countries of Central and Eastern Europe. Prior to that she lead a resource and support center for NGOs in Hungary and Central and Eastern Europe and worked as a trainer and consultant with nonprofit organizations throughout Central and Eastern Europe. Ms. Bullain is an internationally recognized leader, having served as Chair of the Civil Society Advisory Committee to the UNDP Administrator and a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum, among others. Today, she still believes in the strength of citizens to bring about much needed positive social change.