Prof. Dr. Peter Eigen

Founder and individual member of Transparency International (TI) / Founder and Chair of LEAP
Transparency International

Founder of Transparency International (TI), a non-governmental organization promoting transparency and accountability in international development. From 1993 to 2005 he was Chair of TI and until 2019 Chair of its Advisory Council.

2006-2011 he was the founding Chair of Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI). In August 2014 he co-founded the “HUMBOLDT-VIADRINA Governance Platform” in Berlin, he founded in 2015 and chaired its Fisheries Transparency Initiative (FiTI), and co-chairs now its Climate Transparency Initiative. Since 2018 he co-chairs the Africa Progress Group (Abeokuta), a successor initiative to The Africa Progress Panel (Geneva).

Peter Eigen worked at the World Bank on economic development for 25 years. He taught at the universities of Frankfurt/ M, Georgetown, Harvard, Johns Hopkins/ SAIS and from 2002 – 2011 at Freie Universität, Berlin.