GIACC International Council

The GIACC International Council:

  • advises and agrees on:
    • the anti-corruption objectives of GIACC-International and GIACC Affiliates
    • the development and improvement of GIACC resources
    • projects which could be implemented by GIACC-International and GIACC Affiliates
    • the establishment of new GIACC Affiliates and Alliances
  • exchanges ideas and helps co-ordinate activities between GIACC-International and GIACC Affiliates.

GIACC International Council Members

(Alphabetical order:  See CVs below)

Carsten Ahrens (Germany)

Felix Atume (Nigeria)

Kamel Ayadi (Tunisia)

Battsengel Bayarbaatar (Mongolia)

Emilio Colon (Puerto Rico)

Heiko Hellwege (Germany)

Anton Krause (South Africa)

Sam Kundishora (Zimbabwe)

Martin Manuhwa (Zimbabwe)

Marcos Tulio de Melo (Brazil)

Mundia Muya (Zambia)

Laurent Ndalichako (Tanzania)

Lorencita Santamaria Gamboa (Colombia)

Jaime Santamaria Serrano (Colombia)

Catherine Stansbury (GIACC-International)

Neill Stansbury (GIACC-International)

Ciro Strazzeri (Italy)

Bruce Wymond (Australia)

GIACC International Council Member CVs

Carsten Ahrens (Germany):

Carsten Ahrens is Professor Emeritus at the University of Applied Sciences Jadehochschule in Oldenburg, Germany, in the Faculty of Civil Engineering,  Geoinformation and Health Management.  He was Vice-President of the World Council of Civil Engineers, Chairman of the World Federation of Engineering Organisation’s Solar Energy Group, and is member of the Institute of German Engineers.  He is a member of the German DIN-institute’s Anti-Corruption working group and is Co-founder and Director of GIACC-Germany.  He was Vice-President of the European Council of Civil Engineers.  He has been initiator and co-ordinator of major projects, including the “European Civil Engineering Management“ course with 13 European partner universities, the “Hearing Technology and Audiology” course, and the SOCRATES Intensive Project “Ethics in the Built Environment“ and the SOCRATES Intensive Project “Project Management And Trenchless Technology“, both with 12 partner universities.  He was a founding member as ZDI-representative of the German “Accreditation Society for study programs in natural sciences and information technology” (ASIIN).  He has a PhD in physics, and was an expert in non-destructive material testing of primary nuclear power components.  He undertakes research and activities in sustainable energy production, distribution and consumption.  He has given lectures at numerous universities and conferences worldwide.

Felix Atume (Nigeria): 

Felix Atume was Secretary General of the Federation of African Organisations of Engineers, and member of the Anti-Corruption Standing Committee of the World Federation of Engineering Organisations. He was Registrar of the Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria, and is Senior Lecturer in Highways Engineering and Transportation with the Federal University of Agriculture, Makurdi, Nigeria.  He was Chairman of the Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE), Makurdi Branch, Executive Secretary of the NSE, Director of Benue State Rural Development Agency, and Honourable Commissioner for Works in the Benue State Executive Council.  He is a Civil Engineer, and is Principal Partner of AD Team Ltd, Highways and Transportation engineers.  He has an MSc in Highways Engineering and Transportation from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, an MBA from Benue State University, and is an alumnus of the Nigerian National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies.  He has received many awards of excellence from the Nigerian Society of Engineers, and helped draft the Nigerian Public Procurement Act.  He organised several workshops on the Campaign Against Corruption in Engineering Projects in Nigeria. He is leading a major programme to train Nigerian engineers in ethics and is Chairman of the NSE Standing Committee on Ethics and Integrity Management.

Kamel Ayadi (Tunisia):

Kamel Ayadi is Founder and Director of GIACC-Tunisia.    He is Past President of the World Federation of Engineering Organisations, Past Chairman of WFEO’s Anti-Corruption Standing Committee, and Past President of the Tunisian Order of Engineers.  He previously held the posts of Minister for Civil Service, Governance and Anti-Corruption, and Secretary of State, in the Tunisian Government, and was previously a member of the Tunisian Senate, President of the Tunisian National Authority of Regulation of Telecommunications, Head of the International Co-operation Department at the Waste Water Department (ONAS), and Director of Technical Co-operation.  He is a civil engineer.  Other memberships include: Strategy Council of the United Nations Global Alliance for ICT Development; UN Task Force for Science and Innovation; World Innovation Forum; Pan American Academy of Engineering; WSIS Civil Society Bureau (science and technology); American Society of Civil Engineers Committee on Global Principals for Professional Conduct, and Brookings Science and Technology Panel for the Arab Report on Science and Technology. He is Co-Chair of the UNESCO Task Force co-ordinating publication of the Engineering Report.  He has written more than 50 papers and lectured in more than 60 conferences.

Battsengel Bayarbaatar (Mongolia):

Battsengel Bayarbaatar is Co-founder and director of GIACC-Mongolia.  He qualified at the School of Law of the National University of Mongolia, and is a registered Intellectual Property Agent.  He was founder of the Mongolian Financial Compliance Association, which provided anti-corruption and ethics training, and raised public awareness of corruption.  He was Counsel to the Compliance Committee of the Mongolian Chamber of Commerce.  He is a member of the Russian Business Ethics Network.  He has been involved in numerous cases involving corporate law, tax law, shareholder rights and international and domestic investments, and has managed due diligence and investigations on numerous commercial contracts and trademark infringements. 

Emilio Colón (Puerto Rico): 

Emilio Colón is Past President of the World Council of Civil Engineers, and a member of the World Federation of Engineering Organisations’ Anti-Corruption Standing Committee.  He is an Academician Emeritus of the Pan-American Academy of Engineers and a Member of the Board of Directors of the University of Puerto Rico.  He is former Executive Director of the Puerto Rico Aqueducts and Sewers Authority, San Juan Area Engineer, Int Project Manager of the US Army Corps of Engineers, and Assistant Secretary for Planning of the Puerto Rico Department of Natural Resources.  He has a Doctorate and Master’s Degrees in Environmental Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York, and a Bachelor in Science in Civil Engineering and Juris Doctor from the University of Puerto Rico.  He is a Professional Engineer registered in Puerto Rico, specialising in water resources, drought management, environmental compliance, surveying and planning.  He is an active member of various professional bodies including WFEO, WCCE, UPADI, API, AIDIS, AWWA, ASCE, CIAPR, AAAS, Sigma Xi and Tau Beta Pi. He is Director and former Chairman of the Boards of Caribe Federal Credit Union and the Business Consortium Alliance.

Heiko Hellwege (Germany):

Heiko Hellwege is Deputy Chairman of GIACC-Germany.  He is Honorary Professor at Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences in the Bachelor’s and Master’s programs in business law and in the Master’s program in audit, finance and taxation (MAFT).   He is an attorney-at-law, and Managing Partner of PKF WMS Lawyers, Tax Consultants and Notaries in Osnabrück.  He is a member of (1) the Legal Committee of the German Chamber of Industry and Commerce (DIHK), Berlin; (2) iuk Enterprise Network in Osnabrück; (3) the Regional Association of Family Entrepreneurs in Münster-Osnabrück; (4) the Association of Berlin Tax Consultations; and (5) the Foreign Lawyers Association (AAV), Hamburg.

Anton Krause (South Africa):

Anton Krause is Co-founder and director of GIACC-South Africa.  He is a highly experienced corporate and project risk management professional, overseeing project risk on large infrastructural and building developments and is a professionally registered Construction Health and Safety Agent with the South African Council for Project and Construction Management Professions.  He has over 30 years-experience in business partnerships and operations dealing at directorship, shareholder, and trust levels.  He holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Marketing Communications and a research Master of Arts in Business Studies.  He is a co-founder and former chairman of ACHASM (The Association of Construction Health and Safety Management) in South Africa, which is a non-profit organisation with national membership.  He has also presented and chaired at built environment conferences at a national level.

Sam Kundishora (Zimbabwe):

Sam Kundishora is Co-founder and Director of GIACC-Zimbabwe.  He is Past President of the African Engineers Forum, Vice Chairman of the World Federation of Engineering Organisation’s Committee on Information and Communication, a member of the World Council of Civil Engineer’s Executive Council, and Permanent Secretary for the Zimbabwe Ministry of Information and Communication Technology.  He was Vice President of the Federation of African Organisations of Engineers, and President of the Zimbabwe Institution of Engineers.  He is an electronics, information and communications technology engineer who has worked extensively in academia and industry sectors in Scandinavia and Africa.  He was on a team that pioneered the electronic card key used in the hospitality industry the world over.  He was a founder member of the network of users of scientific equipment in southern and eastern Africa.  He is founder and CEO of the Zimbabwe Academic and Research Network.  He has been a consultant to GTZ and UNESCO, and has served on various Boards in academia and industry.  He received the State President’s Research Council of Zimbabwe certificate of merit for his contribution to the field of Information and Communication Technology.

Martin Manuhwa (Zimbabwe): 

Martin Manuhwa is Co-founder and Director of GIACC-Zimbabwe.  He is Chairman of the World Federation of Engineering Organisation’s Anti-Corruption Standing Committee, and Vice President of the World Council of Civil Engineers where he chairs the committee on Education, Training and Capacity Building.  He is a member of the World Federation of Engineering Organisation’s Energy Committee and Capacity Building Committee.  He is a founding member of the Engineering Council of Zimbabwe, and is Past President of the Zimbabwe Institution of Engineers (ZIE) and a member of the ZIE Board.  He is a member of the African Engineers Forum.  He is an electrical and energy construction engineer.  He is Managing Director of Industrial Energy Solutions, a company that specialises in energy management and power-line construction projects.  He teaches MBA and engineering graduate students at the University of Zimbabwe.  His research interest is in the use of Management Information Systems to detect, deter and discourage corruption in construction.  His engineering practice is in energy, construction projects, worksite project implementation and management.  He has received numerous awards, including the SKF service to engineering award, and the ZIE Institution award.

Marcos Tulio de Melo (Brazil):  

Marcos Tulio de Melo is Past President of the Brazilian Federal Council of Engineering, Architecture and Agronomy (Confea), Vice-President of the World Council of Civil Engineers (WCCE), and Co-ordinator of the Commission of Integration of Agronomy, Architecture, Geology and Engineering in MERCOSUL – CIAM – Brazilian Section.  From 2000 to 2005, he occupied the presidency of the Regional Council of Engineering, Architecture and Agronomy of Minas Gerais (Crea-MG).  At that time, he also took over the Co-ordination of the College of Presidents from Creas.  In 2005, as President-elect of the Federal Council of Engineering, Architecture and Agronomy for the 2006-2008 triennial, he took over the presidency of the Supervisory Council of the World Engineers Congress third edition – WEC 2008.  In 2008, he was re-elected for the 2009-2011 triennial presidency of Confea.  In partnership with several entities, he has launched the Anti-corruption Movement for Engineering, Architecture and Agronomy.  He also takes part in the Movement against Electoral Corruption (MCCE).  He is a Civil Engineer graduated from the Federal University of Minas Gerais, and has a post-graduate degree in Economics Engineering from the Dom Cabral Foundation.

Mundia Muya (Zambia):

Mundia Muya is Professor of Construction Management and former Dean of the School of Engineering at the University of Zambia.  He is Past President of the Engineering Institution of Zambia and has served as Chairman of Lusaka Water and Sewerage Company Limited, National Housing Authority and Mulungushi International Conference Centre in Zambia.  He was director on the boards of Millennium Challenge Account Zambia, Zambian Road Development Agency, Zambia Centre for Dispute Resolution, Road Contractors Company Limited, National Council for Construction, Engineering Registration Board and a trustee on the Kafue Gorge Regional Training Centre Board. He was Founding Executive Committee member of the Zambian Branch of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and member of the Expert Group of the Network of African Science Academies.  He is a civil engineer and has a PhD in Construction Management and an MSc in Construction, both from Loughborough University in the UK and a Bachelor of Engineering from the University of Zambia.  He is a Fellow and Life Member of the Engineering Institution of Zambia, Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Building of the UK, Fellow of the Zambia Academy of Sciences, Member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

Laurent Ndalichako (Tanzania):

Eng. Laurent Ndalichako is a Council Member of the Institution of Engineers Tanzania (IET).  He is a Registered Professional Engineer with the Engineers Registration Board (ERB) of Tanzania.  He is a retired public servant and worked with the Tanzanian Prevention and Combating of Corruption Bureau (PCCB), and was ultimately the Head of the Infrastructure Investigation Department at the PCCB.  He was involved in conducting technical audits to determine value for money in several Government development projects throughout Tanzania. The pinnacle case he was involved in brought to justice the Minister, Permanent Secretary and two Directors in the Ministry for Works, and a prominent businessman.  He is currently IET Representative and Vice Chairman, representing the East African Federation of Engineering Organizations, on the Technical Standing Committee on Anti-Corruption at the Federation of African Engineering Organizations (FAEO).  He was PCCB Representative to the Multi Sector Group of the Construction Sector Transparency Initiative (CoST Tanzania).  He has a Bachelor of Science in  Civil/Highway  Engineering from the University of Dar es Salaam. 

Lorencita Santamaría Gamboa (Colombia):

Lorencita Santamaría Gamboa is an economist from Los Andes University in Colombia (1985) with extensive experience for over 35 years in the Television sector and Media business industry.  She is a member of the GIACC-Colombia Advisory Council (since 2019).  She is an independent Consultant and Agent in Colombia for GECA (Leader Consultant in the audiovisual market) (since 2018) to promote consulting services and digital tools for audiovisual companies including audience analysis and content, strategy, organization, and market research.  She was:  Executive Manager of Television EL TIEMPO Casa Editorial (2005-2016), responsible for leadership and management for local and cable television channels;  Television Consultant at Valorem (2003-2004), responsible for market study and business plan for investment and acquisition of free-to-air television channels in Latin America;  Programming Manager in Teleamazonas, Ecuadorian national television channel (2002);  Content sales Manager, Canal Caracol (2000-2001); Programming Manager Channel A (1998-2001); Programmer and marketing strategy in R.T.I. (1989-1998), and Development and systematization leader (1986-1989);  Vice President of Alberto Gómez-Rivas  Associates (1981-1985), consulting to develop systematization process of companies in the financial, television, agro-industrial and other sectors.

Jaime Santamaría Serrano:  (Colombia)

Jaime Santamaría Serrano was Treasurer of the World Federation of Engineering Organizations, Past Vice-President of the Pan American Federation of Engineering Societies, and member of its Anti-Corruption Standing Committee.  He was on the Board of Directors of the Pan American Academy of Engineering, and is a member of its Anti-Corruption Committee.  He is former International Director of the American Society of Civil Engineers and past member of its Committee on Global Principles for Professional Conduct which developed ASCE’s zero tolerance policy on corruption. He is Past Vice-President of the Colombian Society of Engineers and member of its anti-corruption programs. He is a civil engineer, with over 50 years’ experience, specializing as project manager in hydropower, highways, bridges and mass transportation projects. He has a Master’s Degree in Structural and Soils Engineering from the University of Illinois, a Bachelor in Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh, a title of Civil Engineer from the Universidad de los Andes, Colombia, and diplomas from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the Japan International Cooperation Agency.  He was awarded the Colombian distinction “Julio Garavito Merit Order” by the Colombian Transportation Ministry, in recognition of his professional record and community services.

Catherine Stansbury (GIACC-International):

Catherine Stansbury is Co-founder and Director of GIACC.  She co-author of the GIACC Resource Centre, and is principal author of the Commonwealth Anti-Corruption Benchmarks.  She practised as a lawyer from 1982 to 2002, specialising in construction and commercial litigation.  She was involved in numerous major construction projects in China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and Sri Lanka (including airport, road, bridge, power station, industrial, commercial and residential projects).  Since 2003, she has been developing and promoting anti-corruption measures for the infrastructure sector.  She has worked on anti-corruption projects with the private and public sectors in several countries.  She was from 2006 to 2008 Project Director – Anti-Corruption Systems for Transparency International (UK).  She received an award as one of the “Top 25 Newsmakers for 2007” from the “Engineering News-Record” for her work in preventing corruption in the international construction industry.

Neill Stansbury (GIACC-International):

Neill Stansbury is Co-founder and Director of GIACC.  He is a construction lawyer who has worked for over 40 years in the international infrastructure sector.  He was Chairman of the International Organization for Standardization Anti-Bribery Project Committee which published ISO 37001, Chairman of British Standards Institution Anti-Bribery Working Group which published BS 10500, and Vice Chairman of the World Federation of Engineering Organisation’s Anti-Corruption Standing Committee.  He was independent anti-corruption compliance monitor of Balfour Beatty, Parsons Brinckerhoff and Mabey Bridge.  He is co-author of the GIACC Resource Centre.  He has given anti-corruption presentations and workshops in over 40 countries.  On account of his anti-corruption work, he has received the following awards: as one of the “Top 25 Newsmakers for 2007” from the “Engineering News-Record”; as “International Fellow of the Year” from the Zimbabwe Institution of Engineers (2008); a Presidential Invitation to become a Fellow of the UK Institution of Civil Engineers (2010); a Leadership Award from the British Standards Institution (2016); and as a Distinguished Friend of Africa from the Federation of African Engineering Organisations (2021).

Ciro Alessio Strazzeri (Italy):

Ciro Alessio Strazzeri is Co-founder and Director of GIACC-Italy.  He is an Italian Engineer, who graduated in 1993.  He has considerable national and international experience in Anti-Bribery and Administrative liability, Social Responsibility of Organisations, Health and Safety, Quality, Environment, Data Protection, Enterprise Risk & Compliance Management, Assessment, Auditing and Training.  He is the President of numerous Supervisory Bodies pursuant to Italian Legislative Decree No 231/2001, and is a Corruption and Transparency Risk Analysis consultant for the Public Administration and major national and international companies.  He is a trainer and lecturer on anti-corruption issues, both nationally and internationally.  He is President of Asso231, which is a non-profit multi-stakeholder industry association focusing on risk management and corruption prevention. He is the author of publications on Anti-Bribery and Corporate Crime. He co-founded the Anti-Bribery Academy International network with offices and affiliates in Italy, Poland, UK, Croatia, Serbia, Bulgaria, Greece, and India.

Bruce Wymond (Australia):

Bruce Wymond is a founder and director of GIACC-Australia.  He is a professional engineer and has worked in the construction industry across Australasia, South East Asia, the Middle East, India and China for the past forty years.  He has also been a Founding Partner and Managing Director of two multi-national engineering firms and has managed corruption risks on construction projects throughout his career.  He also served as  a technical expert for the Singapore Government on an international corruption case.  Over the past two years Bruce has written a textbook “Corruption in the Construction Industry” due for release in June 2024.

Responsibility of the International Council

Membership of the International Council is a voluntary position.

No member of the International Council will, by virtue of their being a member of the Council, assume any responsibility or liability for the debts or actions of GIACC-International or any GIACC Affiliate, or for any content on any GIACC website.

[Note:  on 1st June 2024, the previous GIACC Advisory Council and GIACC Affiliate Council were merged into one new GIACC International Council.]

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Updated on 2nd June 2024