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Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors is elected by the Annual Membership Meeting (a body comprising all of Transparency International’s accredited chapters).

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 and the Register of Interests Policy below.

François Valérian — Chair, France

François Valérian was elected Chair in 2023. Since 2019 he had been a member of the International Board where he was active in various committtees, including the Membership Accreditation Committee, which he chaired until 2022. From 2013 to 2023 he was a member of the board of Transparency International France, where he worked on illicit financial flows, political integrity and strategic litigation. Formerly the leader of business integrity programmes at the Transparency International Secretariat, François initiated Transparency International’s advocacy at the G20 around financial regulation and anti-corruption. In his professional career, François worked both in public and private sectors. He negotiated social agreements with coal mine trade unions, worked for BNP Paribas and was a partner at Accenture. He was the editor-in-chief of the Annales des Mines, an economic review. He was an associate professor of finance at CNAM and taught financial regulation and oversight at École des Mines de Paris, a course he created in 2013. He is the author of several books and articles, graduated from Ecole Polytechnique and Ecole des Mines de Paris, and holds a PhD in History.

Ketakandriana Rafitoson — Vice Chair, Madagascar

Ketakandriana “Ke” Rafitoson is a Political scientist and a Human Rights Defender from Madagascar. She is serving as Transparency International Madagascar’s Executive Director since 2018 and has been elected as Transparency International’s Vice-Chair in November 2023. Ke holds a PhD in Political science from IEP Madagascar and a PhD in Social sciences applied to Development from the Catholic University of Madagascar, where she is also lecturing. She is a member of the International Board of the Fisheries Transparency Initiative (FiTI), and of the African Women Against Corruption Network (AWACN)’s Advisory Board, and is also serving as the volunteer National Coordinator of the Publish What You Pay (PWYP) Coalition in Madagascar.

Alberto Precht

Alberto Precht Rorris, Chile

A lawyer from University of Chile, his area of expertise is transparency, access to information, open government, anticorruption, and administrative law. He has been the Executive Director of the Chilean Chapter of Transparency International since 2014. Previously, he served as the President of the Commission for Transparency and Ombudsman at the Ministry General Secretariat of the Presidency, and as Executive Director of the newspaper network Mi Voz between 2005 and 2007. Alberto received the highest scores on History of Chile during the National Examination on Academic Aptitude in 1999, and was awarded the “Alberto Hurtado for Civic Journalism” in 2006 for his work as the director of the digital newspaper El Morrocotudo. In 2013, he was selected as one of the Top 100 Young Leaders of Chile, and in 2018, his thesis on Constitutional Law was awarded the second place on academic achievement by the Constitutional Court of Chile. He has been teaching at university level on transparency, good government, compliance, and administrative litigation. Alberto obtained a master's degree in political communications and public affairs from Adolfo Ibañez University and a compliance and ethics certificate by SCCE. He was elected to the Transparency International board in 2018.

Andrés Hernández, Colombia

Andrés has served as executive director of Transparency International Colombia since 2017, and has worked for the movement in a number of capacities for the last 20 years, including as director for citizen engagement for the chapter and as a senior programme coordinator of the Americas at Transparency International Secretariat. In his various roles, Andrés has worked with public sector leaders and private sector businesses to promote integrity, transparency and access to information both nationally and internationally. As the executive director of Transparency International Colombia, he has built the capacity of the chapter by incorporating data technologies, developing the citizen anti-corruption school and strengthening the Advocacy and Legal Advice Centre. Andrés also teaches anti-corruption strategies at Externado University in Colombia.

Anita Ramasastry, United States

Anita Ramasastry is the Henry M Jackson Professor of Law and the Director of the Sustainable International Development Graduate program at the University of Washington. She researches in the fields of business and human rights, anti-corruption, law and sustainable development. From 2016-2022, she served as a member and chair of the United Nations Working Group on Business and Human Rights, appointed by the UN Human Rights Council as an independent expert. During her tenure, she worked to connect business and human rights agenda to anti-corruption and integrity initiatives among governments, businesses and civil society. She is currently the Special Representative on Combatting Corruption at the OSCE. From 2019-2021, she served as a member of the World Economic Forum’s Council on Transparency and Anti-Corruption and was a member of Transparency International’s Council from 2022-2023. Ramasastry has worked on anti-corruption initiatives for the World Bank, the EBRD, USAID and civil society organisations such as Global Witness. From 2009-2011, she served as a Senior Advisor in the US International Trade Administration, where she helped launch key anti-corruption initiatives with APEC, the G20 and the OECD.

Bruno Brandão, Brazil

Bruno Brandão is an economist from the Federal University of Minas Gerais (Brazil), with a Masters in Public Management from the University of York (United Kingdom) and in International Relations from Barcelona Institute of International Studies (Spain). He has worked for Transparency International for over ten years, having experience in the organisation's Secretariat in Germany, coordinating the Climate Financing Integrity Program in Mexico, and since 2016, he has been the executive director of Transparency International's Brazilian chapter. Bruno is a fellow of the “Open Government in the Americas” program of the Organisation of American States (OAS) and of the “Transformation Thinkers” program of the Bertelsmann Foundation. In 2017, his leadership in the permanent establishment of Transparency International in Brazil was recognised with Transparency International's Amalia Award for professional excellence.

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Dion Abdool, Trinidad & Tobago

Dion is an Attorney at Law with over 25 years of experience in the corporate environment and holds a Master's Degree in Law (Corporate & Commercial) from the University of London. He is a Chartered Secretary and a Fellow of the Chartered Governance Institute (Canada). He is also a Harvard Business School (GMP) graduate (USA). Over the years, Dion has acquired extensive experience in commercial, contract, company law, and corporate governance. He has facilitated workshops and presented papers locally, regionally and internationally on governance, risk management, integrity in public life, and procurement systems. He has been involved and worked in, among other things, e-procurement systems, whistleblowing software, and governance manuals. He has lectured in the LL.B Degree programme. Dion is the past Chair of the Trinidad & Tobago Transparency Institute, and he is involved with its programmes, such as the ALAC (Advocacy and Legal Advice Centre) with Hugh Wooding Law School, the Business Integrity Country Agenda project, and the Integrity in Schools project. In the past, he has assisted with the review of the NIS in the Caribbean. He also serves as a Director on the Board of the Executive Masters Programme in Business Administration at the Arthur Lok Jack Institute of Business, a Chief Examiner for ICSA, Canada and a member of the Board of the NGO Music Literacy Trust.

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Duncan Wood, United States

Duncan Wood, PhD is Vice President of Strategy and New Initiatives at the Wilson Centre. Previously, he was the Director of the Centre's Mexico Institute and now serves as the institute’s senior advisor. He is an internationally renowned specialist on North American politics, Mexico and US-Mexican ties who lectures and publishes on hemispheric issues and relations. He regularly gives testimony to the US Congress on US-Mexico relations, is a widely quoted source on Mexican politics, and has published extensively on this and other issues. He is the author and editor of 12 books and more than 30 chapters and articles. He is currently co-chair of the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Global Future Council on Transparency and Anti-Corruption, has worked closely with the WEF on Energy policy, and is a member of the editorial board of Foreign Affairs Latin America. He studied in the UK and Canada, receiving his Doctorate in Political Studies from Queen’s University, Canada. He is a life-long fan of Liverpool Football Club and will hopefully Never Walk Alone.


Eka Gigauri, Georgia

Eka is a civic activist who has served as the Executive Director of Transparency International Georgia since December 2010. Eka is a specialist in international relations, with a degree from Tbilisi State University, a master's degree in business administration at the Caucasus School of Business, an LLM in international law from VU University Amsterdam. She has also completed the Senior Executive Programme at George C. Marshall European Centre for Security Studies. In 2017, she became a Fellow of the Stanford University Democracy and Development Programme. Eka has extensive experience in working in governmental, non-governmental and private sectors, mainly in the fields of foreign relations, marketing and communications consultancy. Her most prominent roles include the Deputy Head of the Border Police of Georgia.

Peter van Veen, Netherlands

Peter van Veen is the Director of Corporate Governance & Stewardship, at the ICAEW, one of the world’s leading professional bodies for the accountants where he leads on regulation, policy and thought leadership. Prior to his current role, Peter was a Chief Ethics & Compliance Director for several multinationals headquartered in Japan, France and the Netherlands. Peter has been a board member of Transparency International Netherlands since 2018 and was a director at Transparency International UK from 2011-2017, where he set up the Business Integrity Programme. Peter served on the Advisory board of AIM-Progress, an ethical supply chain collective action initiative, from 2012-2017. Peter has a degree in Economics from Victoria University of Wellington (NZ), an postgraduate degrees in Latin American Studies (Political Economy) and Corporate Governance & Business Ethics, both from the University of London (UK).

Silvina Bacigalupo, Spain

Prof. Dr. Silvina Bacigalupo is a Full Professor of Criminal Law at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, specializing in Criminal Law, Economic Criminal Law, white-collar crime, and Corporate Criminal Law. She has held various visiting professor and researcher positions in Europe and Latin America and actively contributed to numerous national and international research projects. She has been an Expert Advisor of different Committees: Eurosocial-European Programme for Projects of Public Policy Promotion for the Prevention of Corruption, Compliance Committee AENOR (Spanish Standards Association); Advisory Council of the National Contact Point for OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises (Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness, ongoing); Member of the Academic Network for the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises, OECD General Secretariat; Member of the Network of experts on Beneficial Ownership Transparency; member of the UNESCO Chair on Culture of Peace and Human Rights. She joined the Advisory Council of Transparency International Spain in 2011 and became a member of the Board in 2014. Since 2019, she has been the Chair of Transparency International Spain.

Susan Cote Freeman

Susan Côté-Freeman, Canada

Susan Côté-Freeman is currently Chair and President of Transparency International Canada. She worked for Transparency International in London, Washington, D.C. and Berlin where she was Head of the Business Integrity Programme. In 2016, following a 20-year career with Transparency International, Susan joined the Conference Board of Canada – a prominent research organisation – where she led an executive network of risk executives and carried out research in the governance, compliance and risk areas. Susan also served for five years as President of the Board of IMPACT – a Canadian international non-profit organisation that investigates and develops approaches for natural resources to improve security, development, and equality.