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

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 ...

Anupama Jha

Anupama Jha has extensive experience in issues of Governance, Politics, and Development. She is a Regional Consultant for Trace International, a nonprofit that provides anti-bribery compliance solutions for multinational companies. Anupama was previously the Executive Director of the India Chapter of Transparency International. Having both field and policy level experience, she has worked towards empowering grassroots communities in different states in India. With more than 22 years of work experience, Jha started as a journalist in mainline media. She has also worked in the private sector and brings to analytical, networking and communications skills that contribute to successful outcomes. She has practical experience in diverse field ...

Christiaan Poortman

Christiaan (Chrik) Poortman is 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 Transparency International USA which is the national chapter of the TI movement in the United States. He is also a member of the Steering Group of the Open Contracting Partnership (OCP) which is an initiative to promote norms and practices for increased disclosure and participation in public contracting worldwide. 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 ...

Vinay Bhargava

Vinay served as the senior adviser for Public Sector Governance at the World Bank in 2006-7. From 2002-06 he was World Bank Director of International Affairs and Operations and was responsible for outreach to civil society organizations. Prior to that he was for six years the World Bank`s Resident Representative and Country Director for the Philippines. Vinay has over 25 years experience in economic development and donor assistance covering Asia, Africa, Middle East and Eastern Europe. He was the lead author of a report on Combating Corruption in the Philippines (2000) and on Challenging Corruption in Asia. He also contributed a chapter to the book The Many Faces of Corruption (2007). He has a PhD in agricultural economics.

Aloysius Ordu

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 ...

Rajat Naj

Rajat Naj 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

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 ...

Fayezul Choudhury

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 ...

Mary-Jane Ncube

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.

Pierre Landell-­Mills

Pierre served as PTF’s President and CEO for the organization’s first decade and has been a member of the PTF Board since February 2002. He is a principal of The Policy Practice. He served in the World Bank for 26 years before retiring in 1999. His positions included Country Director, Bangladesh, senior policy advisor on public sector management and environmentally sustainable development, and Staff Director and main author of the 1983 World Development Report on Managing Development and a 1989 report on Sub-Saharan Africa: From Crisis to Sustainable Growth. Prior to joining the Bank, he worked for seven years with the Government of Botswana and for two years in the Tanzania Treasury. Pierre has a Masters degree in economics from ...

Eyasu Yimer

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 ...

Daniel Ritchie

Daniel is an independent consultant on economic development. He served in the World Bank for almost 30 years before retiring in 1997. His positions included Director for North Africa and Iran, Director of the Asia Region Technical Department, Deputy Director, Personnel Department, Chief, India Country Operations, Chief, Agriculture and Rural Development, Southern Europe. He currently serves as President of a scholarship fund in Kenya, Board Member for a scholarship fund for girls in South Sudan, and Board Member of other NGOs. Dan holds a degree in public administration.

Cyprian Fisiy

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 ...

Richard Stern

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 ...