Margaux Day became Accountability Counsel’s Executive Director in February 2024. Margaux leads our work to create a world where people and our planet are prioritized over profits; powerful institutions are responsive to the needs of communities; and the global financial system respects human and environmental rights. Previously, Margaux was Accountability Counsel’s Policy Director and led our advocacy to make international financial institutions accountable to the communities they impact.
Margaux joined Accountability Counsel after working for the Public International Law & Policy Group, where she advised and worked alongside parties to peace negotiations, civil society advocates pursuing transitional justice, and advocates documenting and seeking justice for war crimes. Before working for non-profit organizations, Margaux advised corporations on anti-corruption and environmental compliance, first as an associate at Jones Day (in Shanghai, China and Columbus, Ohio) and later as Deputy Chief Compliance Officer of Diebold Nixdorf (in Singapore). Margaux served as a judicial clerk for Honorable Solomon Oliver Jr. of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio.
Margaux is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University School of Law and the College of Wooster, where she serves as an Alumni Trustee. She completed the International Investigators’ Course at the Institute for International Criminal Investigations. Margaux speaks some Spanish and beginner Mandarin Chinese.