Johannes Michael Ferguson

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
Head, Global Program Combatting Illicit Financial Flows
Johannes Michael Ferguson is Head of GIZ’s Global Program Combatting Illicit Financial Flows in Berlin/Bonn, Germany. Leading an international team working in Europe, Africa and Latin America, Mr. Ferguson is responsible for implementation of the program´s holistic approach, that includes development cooperation on prevention, financial investigation and recovery of illegally gained assets.. Mr Ferguson is also Head of two further GIZ´s Programmes dealing with the topic of consumer protection. Previously Mr. Ferguson was Team Head of GIZ’s Anticorruption and Integrity Program in Eschborn, Germany. He was responsible for advising the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) on implementing the BMZ-Strategy “Anticorruption and Integrity in German Development Policy”. This included piloting the implementation of the strategy in Kenia, Kyrgyzstan, and Albania as well as developing instruments and approaches for strengthening anticorruption and integrity in and through German development cooperation in various sectors (including judiciary, water, mining, and public administration). Previously as GIZ’s Senior Planning Expert for Administrative Reform and Policy Coherence he advised Ministries, Offices of the President, and Centers of Government in particular in Indonesia, China, India, Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Peru, South-East Europe, Egypt and South Africa. Prior to this position, he supported the development of the National Program for Administrative Reform in Cambodia as a Legal Adviser and Component Manager of the program “Administrative Reform and Decentralization”. Before joining GIZ, Mr. Ferguson worked for the BMZ, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and the German Federal Ministry of Justice.