Board of Directors

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.

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    Christiaan Poortman

    Christiaan (Chrik) Poortman is Board Member of Partnership for Transparency, which supports citizens and civil society organizations improve governance in developing and emerging countries. He is also a Senior...

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    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...

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    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...

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    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...

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    Rajat Nag

    Rajat Nag 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…...

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    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...

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    Hasan Tuluy

    Hasan Tuluy is currently a consultant and adviser on economic and social development matters with experience in Africa, the Middle East and Latin America. Since 2014, he has been working primarily...

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    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...

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    Jean-Louis Sarbib

    Jean-Louis Sarbib is currently Chief Executive Officer at Development Gateway, an international nonprofit social enterprise with the mission to reduce poverty in developing nations by improving aid effectiveness...

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    Randi Ryterman

    Randi Ryterman, a US national, spend the later half of her career at the World Bank serving as the director for Innovation and Change Management at the World Bank Institute (WBI) as well as managing…...

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    Karin Millett

    Dr. Karin Millett is an experienced international development expert with broad geographic experience (Sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America, East/Southeastern Europe and Central Asia), and in-depth experience in...

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    Dennis Whittle

    Dennis Whittle is co-founder of GlobalGiving, where he was CEO from 2000-2010. GlobalGiving is the world’s leading online marketplace connecting individual and corporate funders with community...

President’s Councillors

President’s Councillors are individuals who have made valuable contributions to PTF and continue provide guidance and advice.

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    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...

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    Frank Vogl

    Frank is a founding member of the Board of the PTF. He is President of Vogl Communications, a strategic management consulting firm specializing in issues of corporate globalization. He is also a co-founder of Transparency International, former Vice Chairman, member of the TI Advisory Council and Adviser to the...

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    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...

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    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...

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    Peter Eigen

    Prof. Dr. Peter Eigen is from Germany. A lawyer by training, he founded Transparency International in 1993. Prior to that he worked in different capacities at the World Bank. Peter has worked as a World Bank manager of programs in Africa and Latin America and was the Director of the Regional Mission for Eastern Africa of the...

Management & Staff

Members of the PTF Management Team volunteer their services. They are seasoned development and management experts with diverse backgrounds who oversee and direct all aspects of PTF’s operations.

PTF also maintains a small team staff and consultants to support program development and evaluation, financial management, technology solutions, communications strategies and more.

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    Andrew Wells

    Andrew Wells is the Program Coordinator for Partnership for Transparency. Prior to joining PTF, Andrew was the Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist and Development Coordinator for Pathways Togo, which supports...

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    Geert van der Linden

    Geert van der Linden has held various senior management positions in international development. As a vice president at the Asian Development Bank, Geert held the co-responsibility for giving...

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    Dante de los Angeles

    Dante de los Angeles is a Board Member, Treasurer and Managing Director of PTF Asia, a subsidiary of Partnership for Transparency Fund (PTF) based in Manila, Philippines. He was a PTF Board...

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    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...

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    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...

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    Roger Sullivan

    Roger Sullivan is an International Economist and Team Coach who works on global development issues and currently serves as Secretary of the Partnership for Transparency Fund. He has been a regular...

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    Pietronella van den Oever

    Pietronella van den Oever is retired from the World Bank and is currently (2011 – 2012) a Visiting Scholar at the Population Reference Bureau in Washington DC, where she is writing a book about her…...

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    Jane Schubert

    Jane is retired from a US government contractor whose funding sources were USAID and the World Bank, plus some private foundations. Her professional field is education — launched as a secondary school...

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    Eleanor Schreiber

    Ellie has been a member of PTF since 2011. She has worked on PTF projects in Latin America and Eastern Europe in the education, health and rule of law areas and co-managed the Eastern European…...

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    Jeff Kass

    Jeff has been a PTF member since April, 2011, serves on the PTF Management and Governance Committees and advises PTF projects in Africa and Asia. He is currently an independent consultant on strategy...

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    Tjaarda Storm Van Leeuwen

    Tjaarda P. Storm van Leeuwen is an energy sector consultant. He retired from the World Bank in December 2010 as an Adviser and co-manager of the Africa Energy Unit (AFTEG) in the Africa...

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    Barbara Kafka

    Barbara Kafka served for over 33 years at the World Bank in a range of posts which involved her in the economic and social development of countries across Africa, the Middle East and North Africa,…...

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    Lars Jeurling

    Lars Jeurling has been an adviser to the Partnership for Transparency Fund since 2004 working mostly on Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union. Lars worked for nearly 30 years at the World Bank in…...

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    Hadi Abushakra

    Hadi Abushakra has recently retired from the World Bank. A lawyer by training, he worked for 26 years at the World Bank and held a number of leadership positions. Prior to that, he was a…...

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    Eluned Schweitzer

    Eluned Schweitzer has been involved with international development for about twenty years, working in a variety of capacities on social welfare, education and health projects. She specializes in...

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    Simon Gray

    Simon Gray has extensive experience working internationally with the World Bank for over 25 years. He held multiple positions, including team leader in private sector and finance for the Africa Region...

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    Franz Kaps

    Lawyer by training (Masters in Law and German Bar examination) World Bank 1970-2007: Operational assignments in Central America; Egypt; Yugoslavia; Senegal (World Bank Resident Representative)...

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    Indira Sandilya

    Indira Sandilya is a development communication professional, with many years of work experience in India, Philippines and elsewhere. In India, at the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), an industry...

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    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...

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    Lorena Curry

    Born in Buenos Aires, where she received her degree in Accounting from the University of Buenos Aires and subsequently found employment with the American Embassy in Argentina. Moved to the United States...

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    Sarah Little

    Sarah joined the Partnership for Transparency Fund in September 2013 to lead the organization’s communications and programs. Prior to joining PTF, Sarah worked at Gender Action, developing and...