Nelly Schotborgh-van de Ven is a professor in Criminology and Good Governance at the University of Curacao. She is writing a PhD thesis about the causes of public fraud and corruption in the Dutch Caribbean at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU).
Nelly started her career as scientific officer at the central intelligence service of the Dutch police. In 1999 she moved to Curacao. In the first ten years of her stay in the Dutch Caribbean she worked as a financial forensic investigator for Ernst & Young and for Forensic Services Caribbean. In 2010 she started her own research and training bureau SRA-Caribbean. With almost 17 years of work experience in the Dutch Caribbean, Nelly has thorough knowledge of integrity, fraud and corruption issues. In 2012 she was hired by Transparency International to conduct the National Integrity Assessment in Curacao. As one of the outcomes of the assessment she started together with other stakeholders, the civil society movement Fundashon Kòrsou Transparente. The foundation tries to raise the awareness about the negative impact of corruption in Curacao by increasing the transparency and integrity of the country.