The Partnership for Transparency is pleased to announce that Nathaniel Heller, vice president and managing director at Geneva Global, has joined PTF’s Board of Directors. He was nominated and confirmed by the Board in April, 2021.
Heller brings decades of transparency and governance experience to his new role at PTF. By providing both technical expertise and strategic guidance, he will be able to contribute to PTF’s operations, outreach, and development initiatives. Heller has long been a close contact of a number of PTF advisers and will be a valuable addition to the team in Washington, DC.
“Nathaniel Heller brings to PTF enormous experience addressing the challenges of anti-corruption in developing and emerging market countries, and I am so excited that he is joining the Board, where I know he will provide outstanding knowledge and leadership,” stated Frank Vogl, chairman of the PTF Board of Directors.
Nathaniel Heller is the vice president and managing director at Geneva Global, a mission-driven company that helps foundations, organizations, and individuals achieve positive social change through effective philanthropy. From 2017-2019 he served as the executive vice president for integrated strategies at Results for Development (R4D), as well as managing director at R4D from 2015-2017. Concurrent to this, Heller was a civil society steering committee member of the Open Government Partnership from 2015 through 2019. In October 2017, he took on co-chairmanship responsibilities alongside the government of Canada.
In 2005, Heller co-founded Global Integrity, one of the world’s leading transparency and anti-corruption non-governmental organizations. He also co-founded Foglamp Research Corp in 2008 as a revenue-generating service of Global Integrity.
Heller has always had a great passion for government transparency and accountability. He worked as a James R. Soles Fellow at Center for Public Integrity, where he researched and reported across a range of public sector ethics and corruption issues domestically and globally. He also worked as a foreign affairs officer in the U.S. Department of State for three years.
He studied international relations and Spanish literature at University of Delaware before continuing his education at Georgetown University with a master’s degree in foreign service and international business diplomacy.
PTF is delighted to welcome Nathaniel Heller to its Board of Directors.