Paul Radu

Co-Founder and Head of Innovation, Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project

Paul Radu

Paul Radu, who co-founded the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project with Drew Sullivan in 2007, leads the organisation’s major investigative projects, scopes regional expansion, and develops new strategies and technology to expose organised crime and corruption across borders.

He initiated and led the award-winning Russian, Azerbaijani, and Troika Laundromat investigations, and coined the term laundromat to define large-scale, all-purpose financial fraud vehicles. He is a co-creator of Investigative Dashboard – a research desk that helps journalists trace people, companies, and assets – and the Visual Investigative Scenarios software, a tool that lets reporters sketch out the people, institutions, and connections in criminal networks so people can easily follow complex investigations. He is also a co-founder of RISE Project, a platform for investigative reporters in Romania. 

He is a winner of the Daniel Pearl Award, the Global Shining Light Award, the European Press Prize, and the Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship, and was part of the Panama Papers team that won the 2017 Pulitzer Prize in Journalism.

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