Victor Ponsford

Advocacy and Communications Manager

Victor Ponsford is OpenOwnership’s Advocacy and Communications Specialist. He drives our mission forward by raising our visibility and spreading our ideas via innovative channels and creative content strategies.

Vic has spent his career helping organisations find and use their voice. As a Communications Officer with the EITI (Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative), he tracked and communicated on the impact of one of the world’s first transparency initiatives.

Vic’s interest in beneficial ownership was first sparked by reports of billions of dollars flowing from the developing to the developed world. Then the Panama and Paradise Papers broke and it became clear that hidden companies were at the heart of this and many other corruption scandals.

British-born and raised in China, Russia, Botswana and Tajikistan, he now lives in Oslo, Norway where he is slowly learning Norwegian. Vic is a graduate of SOAS (School of Oriental and African Studies), where he wrote his thesis on diamond mining in Botswana.


Stay up-to-date

Join the growing community of OpenOwnership champions and innovators. You will receive regular updates on what’s happening around the world, exciting tools and latest research.
Thank you for signing up to receive news and updates from OpenOwnership. We will treat your information with respect. You can change your mind at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link in the footer of any email you receive from us, or by contacting us at We use Mailchimp as our marketing platform. By clicking to subscribe, you acknowledge that your information will be transferred to Mailchimp for processing.

This Website Uses Cookies

We use Google Analytics to help us understand website traffic, webpage usage and enhance the functionality of our website and improve your user experience. We do not capture your personal data or transfer it to anyone else, or use any third-party cookies. You can disable the use of cookies from your browser settings. By closing this message and continuing to use our website you consent to our use of cookies.