Advisory council

The Advisory Council is a group of individuals with extensive experience in the areas of Transparency International's work. They come from diverse geographical, cultural and professional backgrounds. The council is appointed by the Board of Directors to advise them and to support the work of the organisation as a whole.

The members of our Advisory Council are:

Peter Eigen, Chairman of the Advisory Council (Short bio)
Germany
Founder and former Chair of Transparency International
EITI Special Representative and member of the African Progress Panel

Abdulatif Al-Hamad
Kuwait
Director General/Chairman of the Board of Directors, Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development

Oscar Arias Sanchez
Costa Rica
Peace Nobel Prize Laureate and Former President of Costa Rica

Peter Berry
United Kingdom
Former Chairman of Crown Agents

Jimmy Carter
USA
Former President

Dolores L. Español
Philippines
Former presiding Judge of Regional Trial Court

Dieter Frisch
Germany
Former Director General for Development at the European Commission

John Githongo
Kenya
Vice president of policy and advocacy, World Vision International
Former Permanent Secretary for Ethics and Governance in the office of the President, Kenya

HRH Prince El Hassan bin Talal
Jordan
Founder of the Royal Institute of Interfaith Studies
Former President of the Club of Rome

Fritz Heimann
USA
Founding Member of Transparency International

Kamal Hossain
Bangladesh
Former Minister of Foreign Affairs

Irene Khan
Bangladesh
Former Secretary General of Amnesty International,
Director-General of the International Development Law Organization,
Chancellor of the University of Salford, UK

Tawakkol Karman
Yemen
Nobel Peace Prize Laureate,
President of Women Journalists Without Chains

Michael Kirby
Australia
Former Justice of the High Court

Goh Kun
Korea (South)
Former Prime Minister and former Mayor of Seoul

Huguette Labelle
Canada
Former Chair of Transparency International
Former President of the Canadian International Development Agency

Pascal Lamy
France
Former Director General of the World Trade Organisation
Honorary President of Notre Europe – Jacques Delors Institute
Former Trade Commissioner of the European Union

Ira Millstein
USA
Senior Partner of Weil, Gotshal & Manges

Festus Mogae
Botswana
Former President

Akere Muna
Cameroon
Former Vice-Chair of Transparency International
Sanctions Commissioner of the African Development Bank

Kumi Naidoo
South Africa
Former Executive Director of Greenpeace

Olusegun Obasanjo
Nigeria
Former President

Ahmedou Ould-Abdallah
Mauritania
Special Representative of the UN Secretary General for West Africa
Former Executive Secretary of the Global Coalition for Africa

Khun Anand Panyarachun
Thailand
Former Prime Minister
Chairman of Siam Commercial Bank PCL

Devendra Raj Panday
Nepal
Former Finance Minister of Nepal and Human Rights Advocate  

Augustine Ruzindana
Uganda
Former Member of Parliament

Sir Anand Satyanand
New Zealand
Former Governor-General

Soli J. Sorabjee
India
Former Attorney General

Virginia Tsouderos
Greece
Former Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs

Jessica Tuchman Mathews
USA
Former President of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Frank Vogl
USA
Former Vice-Chairman of Transparency International
President of Vogl Communications, Inc

Michael Wiehen
Germany
Former Executive of the World Bank and Attorney

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