EXPERTISE: ethical leadership; compliance and integrity management systems; collective action

“I pledge to dedicate my spirit and my energy to strengthening integrity in all institutions of my area of influence.” #IntegrityFirst

Chris is an independent compliance, integrity & leadership consultant in Berlin (Germany). He has taken the year 2022 off, dedicating most of his time to pro bono anti-corruption and anti-money laundering-related advocacy work in the context of the German G7 presidency. He has extensive experience in consulting public and private organizations and developing integrity-based collective action initiatives driven by the private sector. He co-created the “Global Compact Network Guatemala” and the “Business Integrity and Compliance Network RICE”. Chris is the initiator of the first Compliance Master’s Program in Central America, which he helped develop and implement as a lecturer, and he has been a speaker and moderator at international events. Prior to his return to Germany, he was a Project Manager at Clearwater Compliance in Guatemala (2021), a Development Worker at GIZ Guatemala (2015-2021), a Virtual Professor at the UNDP Virtual School (2013) and a Senior Consultant in the “Governance, Risk & Compliance”-department of PricewaterhouseCoopers in Germany (2010-2013).

Chris is a founding Board member of PTF Europe and serves as Executive Advisor to the “International Economic Justice League” from California. Another volunteering commitment of his is a partnership between Ghanaian and German boxers which he initiated and coordinates.

Chris holds Master’s degrees in Cultural Studies and in Business Administration, both from the Passau University in Germany. He was a visiting student at the Cracow Academy of Economics (Poland) and the International Anti-Corruption Academy (Austria).