Gerard Ryle is the Pulitzer Prize and Emmy Award-winning director of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists in Washington, DC which led the Panama Papers, Paradise Papers, FinCEN Files and Pandora Papers projects - the biggest cross border investigations in journalism history. He is also the journalist who first received documents about possible payments from the telecommunications firm Ericsson to the ISIS terrorist group, which led to a major exposure by SVT and other media around the world.
Under his leadership, ICIJ has pioneered a new kind of collaborative investigative journalism, convincing more than 150 of the world’s biggest and smallest media companies to join forces to work together on global stories. This work has helped trigger the downfall of four world leaders. It has led to multiple arrests and prompted government inquiries and legislative reform in more than 70 countries.
Gerard is a book author and TED speaker and he has won or shared in more than 70 journalism awards from eight countries. ICIJ was also nominated for the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize.