Our people

Martin  Tisné




  • Global
  • Western Europe

Impact Areas

  • Data & Digital Rights
  • Independent Media


Martin Tisné

Managing Director

As Managing Director, Martin is responsible for Luminate’s Data & Digital Rights impact area, our work in Europe, and our policy and advocacy work. Martin brings over 15 years of investment and leadership experience to his role, including founding and co-founding two multi-stakeholder initiatives and three NGOs.

Alongside the Obama White House, Martin founded the Open Government Partnership and helped it grow to a 70+ country initiative. He also initiated the International Open Data Charter, the G8 Open Data Charter, and the G20’s commitment to open data principles. Martin is the co-founder of Publish What You Fund, a global campaign for foreign aid transparency, and Integrity Watch Afghanistan, the country’s leading anti-corruption NGO. 

Prior to joining Luminate, Martin founded and ran the Transparency and Accountability Initiative – a donor collaborative bringing together the world’s largest open government funders. He is a board member of the Open Data Institute, a steering committee member of the Transparency and Accountability Initiative, and a member of the UK's AI Council.