Peter Eigen

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BornJune 11, 1938
Augsburg, Germany
SpouseGesine Schwan
Founder ofTransparency International

Peter Eigen founded the Advisory Council of Transparency International.


Eigen trained as a lawyer. He worked in "economic development" for 25 years, mainly for the World Bank as a manager of programmes in Africa and Latin America.

In September 2001, Eigen joined the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace as Visiting Scholar while teaching at Johns Hopkins University/SAIS. He also joined the Board of The Centre for International Environmental Law (CIEL) and since 2002, has been teaching as an Honorary Professor of Political Science of the Freie Universität in Berlin. In 2005, Eigen chaired the International Advisory Group of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) and became Chair of EITI in 2006.

In 2007 Peter Eigen co-founded the Berlin Civil Society Center with Burkhard Gnärig.


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