Board members

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.

Delia Ferreira Rubio

Chair, Argentina

Delia Ferreira Rubio

The former president of Transparency International’s chapter in Argentina, Poder Ciudadano, Delia Matilde Ferreira Rubio has served as chief advisor for several representatives and senators at the Argentine National Congress and has advised the Constitutional Committee of both the House of Representatives and the Senate, and the National Accounting Office. Currently she works as an independent consultant, and has consulted on anti-corruption related issues with international organisations and NGOs, mainly in Latin America. Delia has a PhD in law from Madrid’s Complutense University and is the author of numerous publications on democratic culture and political institutions, comparative politics, and public and parliamentary ethics. She was elected to TI’s board in 2008 and 2011 and then again as chair in 2017.  [Register of Interests]

Rueben Lifuka

Vice Chair, Zambia

Rueben  Lifuka

Rueben Lifuka is an architect and an environmental consultant and managing partner with Riverine Zambia Limited. He is the founder and a director of the consultancy firm Dialogue Africa and chair of the National Governing Council of the Africa Peer Review Mechanism process in Zambia. He serves on the boards of several organisations including Build IT International - Zambia and the International Anti-Corruption conference. Between 2011-2013 he served on a technical committee appointed by the President of the Republic of Zambia to draft a new national constitution. He was president of TI Zambia from 2007 to 2012 and was re-elected to this position in 2017. He was elected to the TI board in 2008 and again in 2011 and 2017.  [Register of Interests]

Nada Abdelsater Abusamra

Lebanon

Nada Abdelsater Abusamra

Nada is an international lawyer admitted to the Courts of New York and Beirut. She is the Managing Partner of ASAS Law, a Lebanese law firm. Nada also represents the victims in the Special Tribunal for Lebanon sitting in the Hague (Netherlands), looking into the assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafic Hariri. She served as Chairwoman of the Lebanese Transparency Association (LTA), TI’s Lebanon Chapter from 2013-2016. Nada is a founding member of the OECD Working Group on Corporate Governance (OECD MENA Initiative on Governance and Development). She lectures on law and corporate governance at the American University of Beirut. She holds Masters in Law from Harvard Law School, a Lebanese and French Master law degree from the Université Saint Joseph in Beirut. She was elected to TI's board in 2015.  [Register of Interests]

Robert Barrington

United Kingdom

Robert  Barrington

Robert Barrington is the executive director of TI UK, a post he has held since 2013 having joined the chapter in 2008. Within the chapter he has led campaigns for key anti-corruption legislation, including the UK Bribery Act. He also initiated the Corrupt Capital campaign, exposing the UK’s role as a safe haven for corrupt money and has worked with a wide variety of stakeholders to promote ambitious solutions. Robert studied history at Oxford University and has a PhD from the European University Institute in Italy. Before joining TI, Robert was the European CEO of Earthwatch, a global environmental organisation. He was elected to the TI board in 2017.  [Register of Interests]

AJ Brown

Australia

AJ  Brown

A J Brown has been a board member and committee chair at TI Australia since 2010. He is professor of public policy & law at Australia’s Griffith University, president of the Australian Political Studies Association and project leader on two of the world's largest whistleblowing research projects, Whistling While They Work parts one and two. A J has consulted in all branches of government in Australia, including research and policy work in integrity and anti-corruption agencies. He has extensive consulting experience with governments on institutional and law reform in integrity, anti-corruption, accountability and whistleblowing. The Whistleblower Protection Rules in the G20: Priorities for Action report, which he co-authored, influenced the whistleblowing commitments in the 2015-2017 G20 anti-corruption action plan. He was elected to the TI board in 2017.  [Register of Interests]

Boris Divjak

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Boris Divjak

Boris Divjak is a macroeconomist and former director of the Bergen-based U4 Anti-Corruption Resource Centre where he focused on providing advice to bilateral donors in delivering governance and anti-corruption programmes and aid to developing countries. Divjak worked extensively with the 
World Bank Group, but also the European Commission, USAID and other bilateral and multilateral donors. As an anti-corruption activist Divjak founded the Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) Chapter of Transparency International (TI) in 2000, and as of November 2005 was elected into TI's international Board of Directors, where he served two terms until 2011, including chairing the Membership Accreditation Committee. He has been an Individual Member of TI since 2012. Through his TI capacity, Divjak analysed corruption issues and advocated for reforms globally, and engaged directly with citizens and policy makers in BiH and beyond in the Western Balkans region. He was re-elected to the board in 2016.  [Register of Interests]

Karen Hussmann

Germany

Karen Hussmann

Karen Hussman was one of the first employees of Transparency International, following its foundation in 1993. She worked at the Transparency International Secretariat for nine years. Karen helped build-up the first national chapters in Eastern Europe and Latin America, and managed the first regional programmes and initiatives in Latin America. Since 2004, Karen volunteered with Transparency International on various activities, including the No Impunity initiative. She has also worked as an independent consultant for international development cooperation with UNDP in Afghanistan and as senior advisor to the U4 Anti-Corruption Resource Centre. She co-founded and chaired Integrity Watch Afghanistan and is currently the project director of La Fundación Internacional e Iberoamericana de Administracion y Politicas Publicas for an EU anti-corruption programme in Colombia. Karen has been an individual TI member since 2012 and was elected to the TI board in 2017.  [Register of Interests]

Samuel Kimeu

Kenya

Samuel  Kimeu

Samuel Kimeu is a lawyer and a human rights activist who has served as executive director of TI Kenya since 2010. Through this role he has contributed to governance provisions in the constitution of Kenya and worked on various Kenyan anti-corruption laws. He is also the national convenor for revenue transparency in Kenya’s National Action Plan for Business and Human Rights. Before his involvement with TI, Samuel held various roles at the Kenyan section of the International Commission of Jurists, including executive director. He taught law at the Kenyatta University School of Law up to 2010. He was governance specialist at the Embassy of Finland in Nairobi with a portfolio covering human rights, gender, governance and public service reforms. Additionally, while serving at Global Rights, an NGO in Washington DC, he researched the impact of the extractive industry on rights and accountability in eight African countries. Samuel was elected to the TI board in 2017.  [Register of Interests]

David Ondráčka

Czech Republic

David  Ondráčka

David Ondracka is the Director of TI Czech Republic and has worked with Transparency International since 2008. He is an international consultant on anti-corruption legislation, policy design and governance with 15 years of professional experience in the field of public investments and procurement reforms. He is on the board of the Association of Developers, the board of the Public Procurement Journal and served on the board of the Czech Cinematography Fund. David has a degree in politics and economics from the Central European University in Budapest and was a Fulbright Scholar at Columbia University in New York in 2013. He was elected to the TI board in 2017.  [Register of Interests]

Oya Özarslan

Turkey

Oya Özarslan

Oya Özarslan has been the chair of Transparency International Turkey since 2008. In this capacity she served as co-chair of the C20 Anti-Corruption Working Group during Turkey's G20 Presidency in 2015, and has been involved in Turkey’s country review processes for the UNCAC and OECD Conventions and for GRECO. In her work with Transparency International Oya has focused on business integrity and created tools for the private sector. In her work on political corruption she focused particularly on politicians’ asset disclosures as well as on election campaign financing. She served as the general coordinator of civil society election monitoring in Turkey in 2013 and 2014. Oya is chair of a women entrepreneurs association and works on issues of gender and corruption. Throughout her career, Oya has worked as an international lawyer. She has law degrees from the universities of Ankara and Austin, Texas. She was elected to the TI board in 2017.  [Register of Interests]

Kol Preap

Cambodia

Kol  Preap

Kol Preap founded Transparency International Cambodia in 2010 and has been the national chapter’s executive director since then. In this role, he has worked on changing public attitudes to corruption in Cambodia, promoting the demand for transparency and accountability, and engaging public sector bodies to introduce anti-corruption reforms in government. Before founding the Cambodian chapter, Kol held a range of anti-corruption and good governance roles. He worked for the World Bank managing good governance and social accountability programmes; at UNDP he was in charge of National Human Development Report; at the National Democratic Institute he managed various programmes to promote electoral integrity and accountability among Cambodian MPs; and he worked for the European Union Election Mission to Cambodia. He was elected to the TI board in 2017.  [Register of Interests]

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.  [Register of Interests]

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