Washington, DC – The Sentry is pleased to announce its new Director of Policy and Analysis, Joshua White.
White joins The Sentry after eight years with the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), where he was most recently the first Chief for Human Rights and Corruption in its targeting division.
John Prendergast, Co-founder of The Sentry and Founding Director of the Enough Project, said: “Joshua has had a distinguished career at the Treasury Department, and has been a leader at OFAC on measures to counter the kleptocracy and corruption that so often fuels war and mass atrocities. He is a key addition to our team at The Sentry and will be a powerful asset in our ongoing ‘follow-the-money’ investigations into some of the world’s deadliest conflicts.”
Joshua White, Director of Policy and Analysis at The Sentry, said: “I’m thrilled to join The Sentry’s team of talented and dedicated professionals in their dynamic approach to combating violent kleptocracy in Central and East Africa. I look forward to working alongside my new colleagues to disrupt the illicit financial activities of those responsible for human rights abuses and their supporters.”
During his time at OFAC, White worked on nearly every sanctions program administered by the United States government and led the team of investigators responsible for collecting information and building designation packages targeting persons for designation under relevant sanctions authorities.
White also served as the first Senior Sanctions Coordinator for the Near East, and spent a year in Treasury’s Office of Terrorist Financing and Financial Crimes as its Policy Advisor for Afghanistan, India, and Nepal.
The Sentry’s current Director of Policy, Brad Brooks-Rubin, will now serve as The Sentry and Enough Project’s Managing Director.
About THE SENTRY
The Sentry is composed of best-in-class financial forensic investigators, policy analysts, and regional experts who follow the dirty money and build investigative cases focusing on the corrupt transnational networks most responsible for Africa’s deadliest conflicts. By creating a significant financial cost to these kleptocrats through network sanctions, anti-money laundering measures, prosecutions, and other tools, The Sentry aims to disrupt the profit incentives for mass atrocities and oppression, and creates new leverage in support of peace efforts and African frontline human rights defenders. The Sentry’s partner, the Enough Project, undertakes high-level advocacy with policy-makers around the world as well as wide-reaching education campaigns by mobilizing students, faith-based groups, celebrities, and others. Co-founded by George Clooney and John Prendergast, The Sentry is an initiative of Not On Our Watch (NOOW) and the Enough Project. The Sentry currently focuses its work in South Sudan, Sudan, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Somalia, and the Central African Republic.
In less than two years, The Sentry has created hard-hitting reports and converted extensive research into a large volume of dossiers on individuals and entities connected to grand corruption, violence, or serious human rights abuses. The investigative team has turned those dossiers over to government regulatory and law enforcement agencies in the U.S. and around the world, as well as to compliance officers at the world’s largest banks.
Learn more at www.TheSentry.org.