Management Team

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. To contact members of the Management Team please send your e-mail to info@ptfund.org.

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    Dirk Mattheisen

    Dirk Mattheisen became President of PTF in December of 2021. He is an independent governance professional who provides guidance on corporate governance to international economic and...

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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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    Haleh Bridi

    Haleh Bridi is Chair of PTF Europe and a member of the Management Team. Haleh is a former Director for the Africa External Communications and Partnerships (AFREC) unit in the Africa Region (AFR). She has…...

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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 practicing...

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Gaiv Tata

    During his 28 years with the World Bank, Gaiv worked on private sector development, public enterprise reform/privatization and financial sector development/financial inclusion. He also worked on country programs in Sub-Saharan Africa and MENA regions and…...

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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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    Tjaarda Storm Van Leeuwen

    Tjaarda P. Storm van Leeuwen is Treasurer of PTF and a part-time energy sector adviser.  He retired from the World Bank in 2010,  as Adviser and co-manager of the Africa Energy Unit in the Africa…...

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    Roger Sullivan

    Roger Sullivan is an International Economist and Team Coach who works on global development issues. He has been a regular contributor and editor to several World Bank Africa reports, including the Kenya...

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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…...

Staff

PTF 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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    Samuel Stalls

    Samuel Stalls is the Program Manager for the Partnership for Transparency. Prior to joining PTF in June 2020, he implemented and managed programs and services for highly vulnerable populations...

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    Jillian Hess

    Jillian Hess is the Communications Director at Partnership for Transparency. She has communications and program management expertise, as well as experience in event planning and business development. Prior to joining PTF in September 2022, Jillian…...