PTF’s Board of Directors brings together a diverse range of individuals from different parts of the world with extensive experience of anti-corruption and international economic development. They meet at least twice per year via teleconference to review PTF’s progress, its financial, audit and governance developments, and consider key strategic issue.
John Clark was elected as PTF’s Board Chair in April 2014. Mr. Clark has worked with development NGOs, the World Bank, United Nations, universities, and as advisor to…
John Clark was elected as PTF’s Board Chair in April 2014. Mr. Clark has worked with development NGOs, the World Bank, United Nations, universities, and as advisor to governments on development and civil society issues. His career has focused on poverty reduction, participation, civil society, globalization and bridging the gap between grassroots organizations and official agencies. Until June 2008, he was Lead Social Development Specialist for East Asia in the World Bank where he focused particularly on governance, poverty and civil society issues in Cambodia and Indonesia, and spent 8 months in Aceh working on tsunami reconstruction, especially regarding donor coordination. He has advised Kofi Annan on UN-civil society relations, served on Tony Blair’s Africa Task Force, and written 5 books on civil society and other topics, including “Worlds Apart: Civil Society and the Battle for Ethical Globalization” and “Democratizing Development”.
Christiaan (Chrik) Poortman is Board Member of Partnership for Transparency, which supports citizens and civil society organizations improve governance in developing and emerging countries. He is also a…
Christiaan (Chrik) Poortman is Board Member of Partnership for Transparency, which supports citizens and civil society organizations improve governance in developing and emerging countries. He is also a Senior Advisor at Transparency International (TI) which is a global coalition against corruption. He is currently the Chair of the Board of the Construction Sector Transparency Initiative (CoST), a global multi- stakeholder initiative aimed at promoting transparency and accountability in construction of public infrastructure. Mr. Poortman is a member of the Board of Coalition for Integrity (formerly TI-USA) which supports anti-corruption activities in the USA. He is also an official civil society observer, representing Transparency International, at the Trust Fund Committee of the Climate Investments Fund. Mr. Poortman was until 2010 the Director of Global Programmes at Transparency International Secretariat (TI-S) in Berlin – managing and guiding TI’s programme of global priorities in its fight against corruption. Until 2006 Mr Poortman was working at the World Bank in Washington DC as Regional Vice President for the Middle East and North Africa. Before that, he was Country Director for South East Europe during which time he oversaw the World Bank’s assistance programs in the Balkans, including the post-war reconstruction activities in Bosnia Herzegovina and Kosovo. Much of Mr. Poortman’s early career at the World Bank was devoted to Sub-Saharan Africa in a number of different assignments, including as the World Bank’s Country Manager in Zimbabwe. Before joining the World Bank, Mr. Poortman worked as an economist in the Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning in Swaziland.
Aloysius was elected to the PTF Board in August 2014. He retired, in July 2014, after serving for about three decades in international development that covered many world regions,…
Aloysius was elected to the PTF Board in August 2014. He retired, in July 2014, after serving for about three decades in international development that covered many world regions, including Africa, East Asia, South Asia, Europe, Middle East, and Latin America and the Caribbean. He served as Vice President, Operations, at the African Development Bank in Tunisia. In that capacity, he was accountable for 13 regional, country and policy departments. He was a member of the senior management team that led the 6th general capital increase of the African Development Bank and, that replenished the African Development Fund. At the World Bank, he served as Director of Operations, Latin America and the Caribbean; as Director of the Operations Policy and Quality Department and, prior to that he served in various managerial capacities. He currently serves on the Advisory Board of Stellenbosch University, South Africa. He has PhD in Economics from the University of Sussex, Brighton, UK.
Rajat Nag was the Managing Director General of the Asian Development Bank in Manila from 2006 to 2013 and has held several other top positions at the…
Rajat Nag was the Managing Director General of the Asian Development Bank in Manila from 2006 to 2013 and has held several other top positions at the ADB. Rajat is internationally well known for his intellectual leadership, extensive operational experience, and in-depth knowledge of development issues, particularly in infrastructure financing, public-private partnerships, and regional cooperation. His research interest is in working to enhance regional cooperation and integration in Asia. He holds engineering degrees from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, and the University of Saskatchewan in Canada. He also has Masters Degrees in Business Administration from Canada and in Economics from the London School of Economics.
Rueben Lifuka is a Zambian professional based in Lusaka, Zambia. He holds a Bachelor of Architecture (BArch) degree from the Copperbelt University and a Master of Science (MSc) in…
Rueben Lifuka is a Zambian professional based in Lusaka, Zambia. He holds a Bachelor of Architecture (BArch) degree from the Copperbelt University and a Master of Science (MSc) in Integrated Environmental Management from the University of Bath (UK). Additionally, he has a Postgraduate Diploma in Project Management, and he is a 2011 Draper Hills summer fellow in Democracy, Development and Rule of Law from Stanford University (USA).
Rueben currently runs his own consultancy firm – Dialogue Africa. The main focus of the firm is Organisational Development and Governance and it offers professional services in the area of programme design and evaluation, organisational capacity assessment and strategic planning among others. He is also a Director and shareholder in Riverine Development Associates – an Environmental Management firm based in Lusaka Zambia.
Rueben has been associated with Transparency International from 1999 when he was first invited by the contact group that established TI Zambia, to help them prepare the first strategic plan and mobilise resources for the operations of the chapter. He became an active member of the Chapter and was subsequently elected to the Board of TI Zambia in 2005 as Vice President and later in 2007 he ascended to the position of Chapter President. Rueben served in that position for two terms from 2005 to 2012. In 2008 in Athens, he was elected as a member of the TI International Board and was subsequently re-elected in this same position in 2011.
During his tenure on the International Board, he had the privilege of serving on different Board committees including as Chairperson of the Membership Accreditation Committee and a member of the Finance Committee and Board Governance Committee. Rueben has represented TI at many different international and continental events and conferences.
Rueben’s association with civil society and development work goes beyond TI. He is a founder member and former Board Chairperson of the prestigious Zambian Governance Foundation. He is the current Board Chairperson of Build It International – a UK charity working in Zambia. Further, he is the Chairperson of the National Governing Council for the Africa Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) for Zambia. In 2015, he was elected to serve as a Council member of the International Anti Corruption Conference (IACC). Rueben previously served on the Multi Sector Group for the Construction Sector Transparency Initiative (CoST) in Zambia, and was part of the Project Steering Committee for the Millennium Challenge Account for Zambia – from inception to compact stage under the auspices of the Millennium Challenge Corporation. Until early this year, he served on the Technical Committee appointed by the Republic President of Zambia, to draft a new Zambian Constitution.
Fayezul became Chief Executive Officer for the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC) in February 2013. He had previously served at the World Bank, where his last two assignments…
Fayezul became Chief Executive Officer for the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC) in February 2013. He had previously served at the World Bank, where his last two assignments were as vice president, corporate finance and risk management, and controller and vice president, strategic planning and resource management. Fazezul is a Fellow of Institute of Chartered Accounts of England and Wales. He has served on a number of high-level representative bodies: he was a member of the Public Interest Oversight Board (PIOB) from its formation in 2005 until 2010; he chaired the Global Steering Committee of the International Forum for Accountability Development and was a member of the Standards Advisory Council of the International Accounting Standards Board.
Mary-Jane Ncube has 12 years’ experience in anti- corruption, democracy, governance and human rights advocacy. Mary-Jane is increasingly recognized and engaged locally and abroad as professional speaker and trainer…
Mary-Jane Ncube has 12 years’ experience in anti- corruption, democracy, governance and human rights advocacy. Mary-Jane is increasingly recognized and engaged locally and abroad as professional speaker and trainer in corruption and governance issues. She has been the Executive Director for TI Z since 2008. Through this position she has helped to shape and direct the vision of the organization. Mary-Jane is Hubert Humphrey Fellow in Public Policy, hold a law degree and Masters in Poverty Reduction and Development.
Mr. Eyasu has over fifteen years of experience in Ethiopia working in the area of Research, Anti-Corruption/Transparency Ethics, advocacy, Monitoring & Evaluation, programme management, and Multi-stakeholder facilitation/dialogue. Of the…
Mr. Eyasu has over fifteen years of experience in Ethiopia working in the area of Research, Anti-Corruption/Transparency Ethics, advocacy, Monitoring & Evaluation, programme management, and Multi-stakeholder facilitation/dialogue. Of the greater number of years, in his career, has been elapsed for the sake of Transparency/Governance and Anti-Corruption Agenda. Looking at his current engagement, he is a member of the Board of Transparency Ethiopia (anti-corruption CSO) at the capacity of Vice Chairmanship and a couple of other national initiatives, in the Construction Sector Transparency Ethiopia Initiative (CoST) as Chair and Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) as National Steering Committee Member.
Due to his involvement in a dozen of national level surveys and data analysis, he has got the skill for proper coordination in the area of data collection, verification, supervision and report write-up. As per his consulting experiences, he has supported CSOs in advising internal governance, transparency and accountability mechanisms. Currently he is managing a joint programme of the UN and Four Developing Regional States in Ethiopia.
By training, he earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Geography and Minor Specialization in Demography; Bachelor in Law (LLB) and MSc Degree in Development Studies.
Hasan Tuluy is currently a consultant and adviser on economic and social development matters with experience in Africa, the Middle East and Latin America. Since 2104,…
Hasan Tuluy is currently a consultant and adviser on economic and social development matters with experience in Africa, the Middle East and Latin America. Since 2104, he has been working primarily with the Centennial Group on various programs, including with Niger, the Japan International Cooperation Agency, and the African Development Bank, and has provided advice to a number of World Bank teams. Until May 2017, he also served on Board of IREX, an International NGO, as Chair of Board between 2015-17 and as Chair of the Finance Committee prior to that. From 1987 until 2014, Hasan worked with the World Bank. During the last decade of his World Bank career he served as Vice President for Latin America and the Caribbean [2012-14], Vice President for Human Resources [2008-11], and Chief Operating Officer for the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA) . Earlier at the World Bank he held various corporate and technical positions (in Africa, and in Europe, Middle East and North Africa). Prior to joining the World Bank, Hasan worked with a private economic consulting firm in Boston, on Africa, principally in Guinea, Senegal, Madagascar and Morocco. Hasan holds a degree in Development Economics from The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University.
Jean-Louis Sarbib is currently Chief Executive Officer at Development Gateway, an international nonprofit social enterprise with the mission to reduce poverty in developing nations by improving aid effectiveness, governance,…
Jean-Louis Sarbib is currently Chief Executive Officer at Development Gateway, an international nonprofit social enterprise with the mission to reduce poverty in developing nations by improving aid effectiveness, governance, and transparency through information technology. He continues to advise James Wolfensohn, the former President of the World Bank.
From 1980 to 2006, Mr. Sarbib was at the World Bank where he occupied a number of senior positions. From 1996 to 2000, Mr. Sarbib was the World Bank’s Vice President for Africa and from 2000 to 2003, the Vice President for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). His last position (2003 – 2006) was as Senior Vice President for human development, with global responsibilities for the World Bank activities in education, health, social protection, and HIV/AIDS.
Upon leaving the Bank, Mr. Sarbib joined Wolfensohn & Company as a managing director from October 2006 to March 2009. He was a non-resident senior fellow at The Brookings Institution (2006-2011) and taught at Georgetown University (2009-2010). He serves on numerous non-profit boards and is a member of the board of governors of the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, and the boards of the African University of Science and Technology and the Nelson Mandela Institution.
In 2006, Mr. Sarbib was awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso, and received a Lifetime Award for Diversity and Inclusion by the World Bank. He received numerous honors from the countries where he worked.
Cyprian Fisiy is the Founder and CEO of the Fisiy Foundation and Leadership Center registered in Washington, DC, with the objective to promote local governance in Sub-Saharan Africa through…
Cyprian Fisiy is the Founder and CEO of the Fisiy Foundation and Leadership Center registered in Washington, DC, with the objective to promote local governance in Sub-Saharan Africa through investments in small infrastructure. The Foundation will work in partnership with local governments and community institutions to foster the provisioning of small infrastructure as a basis for leadership training and the establishment of a culture of public accountability.
Before his retirement at the World Bank in December 2013, Mr. Fisiy was Director of the Social Development Department, which offers advisory and operational support, research and innovative thinking in diverse areas at policy, programs and project management.
Mr. Fisiy joined the Bank in 1994 as a Social Scientist in the Africa Environment Sustainable Development Department. He held various positions, including that of Lead Social Scientist for the Africa Poverty Reduction and Social Development. He later became the Sector Manager in the East Asia and Pacific Region Sustainable Development Department.
Prior to joining the Bank, Mr. Fisiy was a post-doctoral fellow at the Department of Agrarian Law, University of Wageningen, the Netherlands. He also worked for 10 years as a research fellow at the Institute of Human Sciences, Yaoundé, Cameroon.
Richard Stern became President of PTF in January 2014. Richard is a retiree from the World Bank where he worked for 30 years. His positions included Vice President of…
Richard Stern became President of PTF in January 2014. Richard is a retiree from the World Bank where he worked for 30 years. His positions included Vice President of Human Resources, Director for Energy, Industry, Telecommunications and Mining, managing the Bank’s finance and energy programs in China, and it’s program in Indonesia and working as an economist on East Africa. Prior to working with the World Bank, Richard worked as a UN volunteer in Ethiopia. Richard has a Master’s degree in development economics from the University of Sussex. Since leaving the World Bank Richard has worked on a number of consulting assignments including small enterprises in Africa, the development challenges of small states and clean energy. He has also been active in several private infrastructure initiatives.