Board of directors

Our Board of Directors is elected by the Membership Meeting. The Board is responsible for determining our strategy and policy as well as supervising our activities. For a more detailed list of responsibilities, please see the Charter. You can also view the Code of conduct for members of our board.

Huguette Labelle

Chair, Canada

Huguette Labelle

Huguette Labelle is Chair of the Board of Transparency International, member of the Board of the UN Global Compact, member of the Group of External Advisors on the World Bank Governance and Anti-Corruption Strategy, member of the Advisory Group to the Asian Development Bank on Climate Change and Sustainable Development, member of the Executive Board of the Africa Capacity Building Foundation, member of the Board of the Global Centre for Pluralism, member of the Advisory Council of the Order of Ontario and Vice Chair of the Senior Advisory Board of the International Anti-Corruption Academy. A former Chancellor of the University of Ottawa, she also serves on additional national and international boards. She provides advisory services to national and international organisations. Labelle served for 19 years as Deputy Minister of different Canadian Government departments. [RoI]

Akere Muna

Vice-Chair, Cameroon

Akere Muna

Akere Muna, former president of TI Cameroon, is a lawyer by training. He is President of the African Union’s Economic, Social and Cultural Council, President of the Pan African Lawyers Union, and former president of the Cameroon Bar Association. In January 2010 he was elected to the Panel of Eminent Persons, which oversees the African Peer Review process. He serves on several national commissions on legal reform and curbing corruption. Actively involved in the TI working group that helped draft the AU Convention on Preventing and Combating Corruption, he authored a guide to the Convention. He was elected Vice-Chair of TI’s Board in 2005 and again in 2008 and 2011. [RoI]

Jermyn Brooks

United Kingdom/Germany

Jermyn Brooks

Jermyn P. Brooks (UK/Germany) joined Price Waterhouse (now PriceWater-houseCoopers) in 1962, leaving in 2000 as Global Managing Partner after leadership roles in many countries. He was a founding Board Member of the World Economic Forum’s Partnering Against Corruption Initiative, and has frequently chaired the 10th Principle Working Group of the UN Global Compact. He also served as a member of the Wolfsberg Group, which developed the Wolfsberg Anti-Money Laundering Principles. Brooks chaired the Steering Committee of the Business Principles for Countering Bribery from 2002-2010, and the Audit and Finance Committee of the Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue, whose board he was appointed to in 2012. Brooks was a member of TI’s Board from 2003-2006 and was elected again in 2011. [RoI]

Delia Matilde Ferreira Rubio

Argentina

Delia Matilde Ferreira Rubio

The former President of TI’s chapter in Argentina, Poder Ciudadano, Delia Matilde has a PhD in Law from Madrid’s Complutense University. She served as Chief Advisor for several representatives and senators at the National Congress from 1990 to 2005, advising the Constitutional Committee of both the House of Representatives and the Senate, and also served as Chief Advisor at the National Accounting Office for two years. She has consulted on anti-corruption related issues with various international organisations and NGOs around the world. She has authored numerous publications such as on democratic culture and political institutions, comparative politics, and public and parliamentary ethics. She was elected to TI’s Board in 2008 and again in 2011.  [RoI]

Rueben Lifuka

Zambia

Rueben Lifuka

Rueben Lifuka is the former president of TI Zambia and an architect as well as an environmental consultant. He is the founder and Chief Executive of Dialogue Africa – a private organisational development and environmental management consultancy firm. He currently chairs the National Governing Council of the Africa Peer Review Mechanism process in Zambia and serves on the boards of several other organisations, including Build IT International-Zambia and the Zambian Governance Foundation. He is a member of the Zambia Media Council (ZAMEC) – a self-regulatory body for the media – and founding member and former chair of the Centre for Trade Policy and Development in Zambia. Since 2011 he has served on the Technical Committee responsible for drafting the Zambia Constitution. Lifuka was elected to the TI Board in 2008, 2011 and 2013. [RoI]

Sergej Muravjov

Lithuania

Sergej Muravjov

Sergej Muravjov is the Executive Director of TI Lithuania. He joined the chapter in 2005 and has overseen its steady growth and broader engagement. Muravjov has been involved in numerous TI initiatives and advocated for a more effective UN Convention Against Corruption at the 2009 Conference of State Parties. He has published extensively on transparency, corruption and good governance, and has edited several books on public and private sector accountability. He has conducted consultancy tasks for the European Commission, UN Development Programme and the UK Department for International Development. Sergej Muravjov was elected to the TI Board in 2009 and again in 2012. [RoI]

Elena A. Panfilova

Russia

Elena Panfilova

Elena A. Panfilova is the Director of the Center for Anti-corruption Research and Initiative Transparency International, TI’s Russian chapter, which she founded in 1999. She has worked as a researcher and project manager for the Institute of Independent Social Studies, the Institute for Economy in Transition and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. She co-chairs an anti-corruption working group for the Russian Presidential Council on Civil Society and Human Rights. Since 2007 she has taught anti-corruption at the State University Higher School of Economics (Moscow), where she also established the Laboratory for Anti-corruption Policy in 2009. She is currently the Laboratory’s Deputy Head. Panfilova was elected to the TI Board in 2011. [RoI]

Natalia Soebagjo

Indonesia

Natalia Soebagjo

Natalia Soebagjo has been the Chair of TI-Indonesia’s Executive Board since 2011. Before joining the chapter, she worked in the securities and financial industry, as well as in consultancy and the media. She holds an MA in Asian Studies from UC Berkeley and is Executive Director of the Centre for the Study of Governance at the University of Indonesia. She is also a board member of the Perkumpulan Bung Hatta Anti-corruption Award, member of the Independent Team for National Bureaucracy Reform, an Independent Commissioner of PT AIG Insurance Indonesia and member of the Oversight Committee of the Kalibaru Port Project. She was elected to TI’s Board in 2013. [RoI]

José Carlos Ugaz

Peru

Jose Carlos Ugaz

José Carlos Ugaz became President of PROETICA, TI’s chapter in Peru, in 2002, then an Individual Member of Transparency International in 2008. A lawyer by training, Ugaz served as Ad-Hoc State Attorney of Peru in several corruption cases. During the Fujimori-Montesinos affair (2000-2002), his office opened more than 200 cases against 1,500 members of the Fujimori network. Under his mandate, US$205 million in assets were frozen abroad and US$75 million were recovered. Ugaz was a member of the UN Peace Keeping Mission and the UN Election Observers Mission for El Salvador, and from 2004-2006 served at the World Bank’s Institutional Integrity Office. He has been teaching criminal law at the Universidad Católica del Perú since 1986. Ugaz was elected to the TI Board in 2011.  [RoI]

Elisabeth Ungar Bleier

Colombia

Elisabeth Ungar Bleier

Elisabeth Ungar Bleier has been Executive Director of Transparencia por Colombia, TI’s chapter in the country, since 2009. She was a professor and researcher in the Department of Political Science at Universidad de los Andes from 1975 until 2009, serving as Director of the Department (1995-1996) and has been a board member of the university since 2013. She founded – and directed for 12 years – Congreso Visible, the first Colombian watchdog to follow Congress. Ungar Bleier was an advisor to President Barco (1988-1990), and a member of numerous commissions and oversight committees for electoral processes, for the election of members of High Courts and processes of political and constitutional reform. Ungar Bleier was elected to TI's Board in 2011.  [RoI]

J. C. Weliamuna

Sri Lanka

J.C. Weliamuna

One of Sri Lanka’s leading public interest lawyers and activists, Weliamuna holds a Master of Laws from the University of Colombo. He has served as a visiting lecturer in the Law Faculty and Law College. He is also an Eisenhower and a Senior Ashoka Fellow. After establishing his legal career in commercial law, Weliamuna moved into the fields of constitutional and human rights law, and became an active contributor to local and foreign media on governance and human rights challenges in Sri Lanka. In 2002 he became TI Sri Lanka’s first Executive Director, where he served until 2010. Weliamuna is also active in several pro-democracy movements. He was elected to TI’s Board in 2010 and again in 2013. He was awarded the Citizens Peace Award for 2013 by National Peace Council. [RoI]

Iftekhar Zaman

Bangladesh

Iftekhar Zaman

Iftekhar Zaman is Executive Director of TI-Bangladesh. Before joining the chapter, he was Executive Director of the Bangladesh Freedom Foundation and Executive Director of the Regional Centre for Strategic Studies, Colombo. He is Chair of the Board of Trustees of Acid Survivors Foundation, Trustee of the Bangladesh Freedom Foundation, Manusher Jonno Foundation, World Literary Centre and International CHT Commission. Zaman has a PhD in Economics, holds degrees from the University of Dhaka and the Academy of Economics, Warsaw and was a post-doctoral fellow of the Department of International Relations of the University of Tokyo. Zaman served on TI’s Board from 2008 to 2011 and was elected again in 2012. [RoI]