Person of the Year

The OCCRP award acknowledges those who best promote Uncivil Society.

Every year since 2012, OCCRP has accepted nominations from the public, journalists and law enforcement and chosen from them the individual (or organization) who has done the most in the world to advance transnational criminal activity and the political collusion that goes along with it.

The OCCRP is a non-profit media organization providing an investigative reporting platform for the OCCRP Network, a network of 45 non-profit investigative centers in 34 countries, scores of journalists and several major regional news organizations across Europe, Africa, Asia, the Middle East and Latin America.

Person of the Year Award Winners


Danske Bank

2018 Winner: Bank That Enabled Money Laundering


Rodrigo Duterte

2017 Winner: President of Philippines


Nicolás Maduro

2016 Winner: President of Venezuela


Milo Djukanovic

2015 Winner: Prime Minister of Montenegro


Vladimir Putin

2014 Winner: Prime Minister of Russia


Romanian Parliament

2013 Winner: Romanian Parliament


Ilham Aliyev

2012 Winner: President of Azerbaijan