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Our mission

OpenCorporates' mission is to deliver genuine corporate transparency for the world – collecting and making public data on the existence, ownership and activities of companies and businesses, and the people connected with them, for the benefit of business and society.

Overseen by OpenCorporates Principles

We aim to be the foundational source for company data globally with a positive impact on society via the OpenCorporates Principles, overseen by the OpenCorporates Trust.

Data for public benefit

As part of these principles, the company data held by OpenCorporates is made freely available to the general public via the OpenCorporates website without charge. We also provide access to our data products to journalists, NGOs and academics for public benefit research free of charge.

Our Trustees

Patrick Alley

Co-founder and director of Global Witness, the world’s leading anti-corruption NGO. Since co-founding Global Witness in 1993, Patrick has taken part in over fifty field investigations in South East Asia, Africa and Europe and in subsequent advocacy activities.

Esther Dyson

Executive founder of Wellville and chairman of EDventure Holdings, Esther is an active angel investor, best-selling author, board member and advisor concentrating on emerging markets and technologies, new space and health.

John Githongo

John is a veteran anti-corruption investigator, whose fight is told in Michela Wrong’s book It’s Our Turn to Eat: The Story of a Kenyan Whistle-Blower. He is now the CEO of Inuka, a Kenyan grass-roots NGO working to create an informed citizenry.

Mike Olson

Mike co-founded Cloudera in 2008, serving as its CEO until 2013 and as its chief strategy officer (CSO) until June of 2019. He was also heavily involved in setting up the Cloudera Foundation in 2017, and was Chair of the board of Datakind, which encourages the use of data science to solve humanitarian challenges.

Emma Prest

Emma is the Chief Technology Officer at the Organised Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP). Prior to that, she was the Executive Director of DataKind UK. With a background in civic technology, she works at the intersection of data, strategy, investigations and non-profit management.

Jane Wales

Jane Wales is CEO of the Global Philanthropy Forum and World Affairs, vice-president of the Aspen Institute, and host of the nationally-syndicated National Public Radio interview show World Affairs. Wales is the former Associate Director of the White House Office of Science Technology Policy, and Senior Director of the National Security Council.