Wed, Nov 6, 7:30pm
Bill Browder The Norfolk Forum
Founder and CEO of Hermitage Capital Management
William Browder, founder and CEO of Hermitage Capital Management, was the largest foreign investor in Russia until 2005, when he was denied entry to the country for exposing corruption at Russian state-owned companies. In 2009 his Russian lawyer, Sergei Magnitsky, was killed in a Moscow prison after uncovering and exposing a US$230 million fraud committed by Russian government officials. Because of the impunity in Russia, Browder has spent the last eight years conducting a global campaign to impose visa bans and asset freezes on individual human rights abusers, especially those who played a role in Magnitsky’s false arrest, torture and death. The USA was the first to impose these sanctions with the passage of the 2012 “Magnitsky Act.”
In February 2015 Browder published the New York Times bestseller, Red Notice, which recounts his experience in Russia and his ongoing fight for justice for Sergei Magnitsky.
The next Norfolk Forum speaker, Amy Webb (Quantitative Futurist & Bestselling Author), will be held on Tuesday, February 4 at 7:30pm at the TED CONSTANT CONVOCATION CENTER.