Transparency International, Germany (TI)
Transparency International (TI) is a global network including more than 90 locally established national chapters and chapters-in-formation. These bodies fight corruption in the national arena in a number of ways. They bring together relevant players from government, civil society, business and the media to promote transparency in elections, in public administration, in procurement and in business. Since its founding in 1993, TI has played a lead role in improving the lives of millions around the world by building momentum for the anti-corruption movement.
Dr. Dieter Zinnbauer
joined TI in March 2007. He has served as Chief Editor of the Global Corruption Report until February 2009 and now co-ordinates TI's work on emerging policy issues. Prior to joining TI Dieter worked as policy analyst and research co-ordinator for a variety of organizations in the field of development, democratization and technology policy, including UNDP, UNDESA, and the European Commission. Dieter has an MSc in Economics from the University of Regensburg, Germany, a PhD in Development Studies from the London School of Economics and has held a number of post doctorate fellowship positions, including with the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard Law School, the Carnegie Council on Ethics and International Affairs, Oxford University, the US Social Science Research Council, the London School of Economics and the Internet Interdisciplinary Institute at UOC Barcelona.
Dieter runs two blogs on corruption and governance issues at ambient-accountability.org and govtechrity.tumblr.com
Cristina Vélez-Vieira is a member of the Research and Knowledge Group at the Transparency International (TI) Secretariat and currently edits the Anti-Corruption Research Network. With a background in Political Science and online journalism, her research interests focus on parties, elections, patronage and clientelism and how these areas relate to corruption issues. Prior to joining the TI Secretariat, she finished my Master of Public Policy at the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin and worked 5 years in Colombia as investigative journalist and researcher in the area of parliamentary accountability.
Finn Heinrich joined TI’s Policy and Research Department in August 2008 to contribute to TI’s anti-corruption research tools with a focus on the National Integrity System Assessment. Prior to joining TI, he was the Director of Programs at the international civil society network CIVICUS: World Alliance for Citizen Participation and led CIVICUS’ work on the Civil Society Index Project. Finn holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from Fern Universität Hagen (Germany) and a master’s degree in Social Sciences from University of Mannheim and has published numerous articles and several books on civil society and governance issues.
Robin Hodess is Director of Policy and Research since December 2003, joined TI in June 2000 to establish the Global Corruption Report. She came to Berlin from New York, where since 1998 she had developed a programme on economic globalisation, "Justice and the World Economy" for the Carnegie Council on Ethics and International Affairs. Prior to this, she taught media and politics at the Free University Berlin and Leipzig University (1997-98) and served as assistant director for international security programs at the Center for War, Peace and the News Media at New York University (1992-94). Ms. Hodess holds a Ph.D. and M.Phil in international relations from Cambridge University (UK) and a B.A. in history from the University of Pennsylvania (USA).
Santhosh Srinivasan is a Research coordinator at TI, incharge of coordinating and managing TI’s quantitative measurement tools. He also acts as a project coordinator and point person for the ANTICORRP research activities managed by TI. Prior to joining TI, he worked as a Governance specialist at the World Bank in Washington DC where he authored and contributed to research publications in the area of governance and service delivery in the health and education sectors. Santhosh holds two masters degrees one in Statistics and one in public policy from University of Michigan, USA.
Marie Terracol joined Transparency International in 2011. After three years in the Conventions Unit, she joined the Research and Advocacy Group as Knowledge Coordinator in charge of academic outreach and the Anti-Corruption Research Network (http://corruptionresearchnetwork.org/). Prior to this, she was an intern with the Permanent Mission of France to the UN in Vienna and with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). She studied Law at the University of Aix en Provence and UCL (University College London).