Paúl Mena Mena, Ecuador, is an investigative journalist and a professor, committed to fighting corruption. He is a member of the ICIJ and ConnectasHub, and a collaborator of the Centro Latinoamericano de Investigación Periodística (CLIP).
Mena is a reporter at the investigative unit of the Ecuadorian newspaper El Universo. He has taught investigative and data journalism at several Ecuadorian universities.
He participated in the Panama Papers, which was awarded a Pulitzer Prize in 2017, and the Pandora Papers, which was recognized with a Journalistic Excellence Award by the Inter American Press Association in 2022.
Mena received the National Prize of Journalism Eugenio Espejo in Ecuador twice, in 2018 and 2023, for "The route of Chinese loans" and "The distributor of bribes in Petroecuador" respectively.
He has two master’s degrees - one in digital journalism (University of Strathclyde, UK) thanks to a Chevening Fellowship, and the other in cultural studies with mention in Spanish American literature (Universidad Andina Simón Bolívar, Ecuador).