Board of Directors

GOPAC is governed by a Board of Directors made up of members of each regional chapter. Fully organized regional chapters are entitled to three members on the Board. Regional chapters in the process of being established are entitled to one member on the Board. Below are the members of GOPAC’s 6thBoard of Directors.


Executive Committee

Dr Fadli Zon,

Dr. Fadli Zon joined the GOPAC Board of Directors in 2015. He is a member of parliament in Indonesia and was elected Deputy Speaker of Indonesia Parliament in 2014 and Vice-Chairman of Partai Gerakan Indonesia Raya (GERINDRA) in 2008. Mr Zon was a member of the People Consultative Assembly of the Republic of Indonesia (1997-1999), Chairman of Badan Komunikasi Partai Gerindra (2010-present), lecturer at the University of Indonesia and chairman of Ikatan Alumni Fakultas Ilmu Pengetahuan Budaya UI (ILUNI FIB UI). Mr Zon has authored several books including Gerakan Etnonasionalis: Bubarnya Imperium Uni Soviet (Sinar Harapan, 2002); The IMF Game: The Role of the IMF in Bringing down the Soeharto Regime (IPS, 2004); and The Politics of May Riot 1998 (Solstice, 2004). He completed his university education at the Russian Study Program in the Faculty of Cultural Knowledge at the University of Indonesia and earned a Master of Science degree in Development Studies from the London School of Economics and Political Science.


Dr Carlos Alberto Pérez Cuevas,

Dr. Carlos Alberto Pérez Cuevas, is a Mexican lawyer and politician born in Nezahualcoyotl, State of Mexico in 1974. He has been a Councillor in his hometown, local representative and President of the Congress of his state; Federal Congressman, where he was leader of his party, with 144 federal legislators of the National Action Party (PAN). He served as Coordinator of the 32 local PAN benches in Mexico. He was President of the Miguel Estrada Iturbide Foundation and Member of the Board of the Rafael Preciado Hernández Foundation. He is an academic with a Ph.D. in Constitutional Law from the Universidad Panamericana, a human rights expert and columnist for various publications. He is the National Director of the National Action Partym, Member of the Network on Ethics Policy Action (RAEP) and Chairman of GOPAC Mexico.


Hon Osei
Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu, Ghana

The Honourable Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu was elected to the GOPAC Board of Directors in April 2013. He is the Chair of African Parliamentarians’ Network Against Corruption (APNAC) and has been a member of APNAC since 2001. Hon Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu is the Minority Leader in the Parliament of Ghana and has been a Member of Parliament (MP) in Ghana since 1997. Before then he had been a Chief Whip for the Minority and Minister of State. He has sat on numerous parliamentary committees throughout his career and is currently the Vice-Chair of the Special Budget Committee and a Ranking Member of the Business Committee. He has a background in urban planning and holds a Bachelors of Science in planning from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology.


John Hyde,

John Hyde was the Member for Perth in the West Australian Parliament from 2001 to 2013. He is the Chair of GOPAC Oceania and was the founding Chair of GOPAC Australia. He was the Chair or Deputy Chair of the West Australian Parliament’s oversight committee on the Corruption and Crime Commission and its predecessors. As Parliamentary Secretary to the previous Attorney-General he was also involved in the drafting of legislation and changes to establish WA’s modern Corruption and Crime Commission.


Mary King,
Trinidad and Tobago

Mary King is a founding member of GOPAC and was elected Secretary of GOPAC’s Board of Directors in 2008. Before joining the executive committee of the GOPAC Board of Directors, Mrs. King was the head of the Trinidad and Tobago chapter of Transparency International. In addition to her work with GOPAC, Mrs. King is a former Senator and Minister of Planning, Economic and Social Restructuring and Gender Affairs and served as an Independent Senator from 2000 – 2007. She also served on a number of Parliamentary Committees including the Public Accounts (Enterprises) Committee, and chaired one of the oversight Committees, the Joint Select Committee – Government Ministries, Statutory Authorities and State Enterprises – Part II. She is currently the chairman of Mary King & Associates Ltd., a marketing research and business consulting company.


Dr Naser Al
Sane, Kuwait

Dr. Naser Al Sane has been a member of GOPAC since 2002 and was Chair from 2008 to 2013. He is also the Vice-Chairman of International Forum for Islamic Politics headquartered at Jakarta – Indonesia; the Chairman of Synergy Corporation Consultancy Company, a prominent Management Consultancy company in Kuwait; and an Assistant Professor of Business at the Kuwait College for Business. Formerly, Dr Al Sane was a member of the Kuwaiti Parliament. He decided not to run in 2009 after serving his constituents for 17 years. During his tenure as a member of Parliament, he chaired several parliamentary committees: Financial and Economic Committee, Budget Committee, Public Funds Protection Committee, Human Rights Committee, Employment and Administrative Development Committee as well as the Foreign Affairs Committee. Dr Al Sane holds a BSc from Kuwait University, a MBA from New Haven University in USA and a Ph.D. in Organizational Development from Aston University, UK.


Romi Gauchan Thakali
, Nepal


Board Members

Dr Mamdouh Al Abbadi, Jordan

Dr. Mamdouh Al Abbadi joined the GOPAC Board of Directors in 2011. He is a member of the Jordanian Parliament and former Minister of Health. He is also the President of the Democratic Parliamentarian Party.



Dr Nurhayati Ali Assegaf, Indonesia

Dr. Nurhayati Ali Assegaf is Chairperson of the House Committee for Inter-Parliamentary Cooperation, the only woman chairperson for Commissions/Committees in this House of Representatives term. She was also the Head of Democrat Faction, the biggest faction in previous parliamentary term, and the Vice Chairperson of Democrat Party since 2010. This is her third term in parliament, and she was first elected into office in 2004. She is currently also the Member of House Foreign Affairs Commission. She is actively involved in the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU). She holds a doctoral degree in social and political studies from Universitas Gadjah Mada. Hon Dr Assegaf has authored several books and several papers on gender issues, development, and community empowerment. She is also the founder and chair of the Nurhayati Ali Assegaf Institute.


Dr Abdallah Bouanou, Morocco

Dr. Abdallah Bouanou is a member of the Moroccan Parliament, as well as a member of parliamentary committees on Interior affairs, and Decentralization and Infrastructure. He is a member of ARPAC Board of Directors and the general secretary of Moroccan Parliamentarians Against Corruption. Dr Bouanou is a member of the Board of Trustees of the World Youth Forum and of the Parliamentary Friendship Groups (Iraq, Mozambique and Czech Republic). He is a medical doctor.


Lord Fusitu’a, Tonga

Lord Fusitu’a is a member of the Legislative Assembly of the Kingdom of Tonga, chair of GOPAC Tonga and chair of the Tonga Parliament Standing Committee on Anti-Corruption. He is the treasurer of GOPAC Oceania.



Hon Nandi Glassie, Cook Islands

Minister Nandi Glassie is Minister for Justice and Health in the Cook Islands, Chair of GOPAC Cook Islands and Vice-Chair of GOPAC Oceania. He was first elected to Parliament in 2006.



Hon Tchari Maidi Maina, Chad


Dr Guillermo Mata Bennett, El Salvador


Sen Marie Claire Mukasine, Rwanda 

Senator Marie Claire Mukasine was elected as a member of the GOPAC Board of Directors in April 2013. She is also Vice-chair of the African Parliamentarians’ Network Against Corruption (APNAC) Board of Directors and was elected Chair of the APNAC-Rwanda Chapter in 2011. She holds an MBA specialized in Public Sector Management from Maastricht School of Management and a Bachelor Degree in Law from National University of Rwanda and has 30 years of professional experience in public, private and non-governmental institutions. She has occupied various positions such as Lawyer in the Ministry of Education, Judge in the Court of First Instance, Executive Secretary in the Association HAGURUKA for promotion of Women and Children rights, Secretary General in the Ministry of Gender and family promotion, Director General of the Rwanda National Insurance Corporation, Director General of Rwanda Investment Group and Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Infrastructure. Since October 2011, she is a senator in the Parliament of Rwanda for a term of eight years.


HE Tan Sri Abu Zahar Ujang, Malaysia

His Excellency Tan Sri Abu Zahar bin Dato’ Nika Ujang was elected to the Board of Directors of Southeast Asian Parliamentarians Against Corruption (SEAPAC) in October 2013 and subsequently elected as a SEAPAC representative on the GOPAC Board of Directors. He is a lawyer by profession, and is currently the President of the House of Senate. He was also a former member of the House of Representatives, Parliament of Malaysia, and used to serve in the State Assembly of Negeri Sembilan from 1986 to 1995, before being a member of federal Parliament from 1995 to 1999. After retiring, he became President of the Council of Former Elected Representatives (Mubarak). At the beginning of 2013, he led a delegation of six Malaysian legislators attending the Fifth GOPAC Global Conference of Parliamentarians Against Corruption in Manila, Philippines.


Audit Committee

Fernando Pérez Noriega, Mexico

Fernando Pérez Noriega is the Operative Director of GOPAC Mexican Chapter. He is the member of Tax Law Committee at the Mexican Bar Association. He also served as the Vice President of the Mexican Association of Corporate Attorneys (1992 – 1996), and as the Chair of its Tax Law Committee (1988 – 1992). He was also the International Associate at the American Bar Association. During 2004 – 2005, he was the Executive Director of the Legislative Research Institute “Belisario Dominguez” of the Mexican Senate. In 2013 – 2014, he was the General Director of compliance of Human Rights recommendations made by the National Commission of Human Rights. He also served as the Assistance General Director for criminal matters, administrative litigation, administrative rulings and general counseling, at the Public Administration Ministry (Secretaría de la Administracion Publica Federal) in 2015 -2017.


Hon Shakeel Shabbir Ahmed, Kenya

Hon. Shakeel Shabbir Ahmed is a Member of Parliament in Kenya since 2008. Prior to holding federal office, he was Mayor of Kisumu; Kenya’s the third largest town. Throughout his life he has actively participated and fought for multiparty, democracy and devolution. Mr Shabbir Ahmed has been a leader in the battle against Corruption in Kenya both as a citizen and a legislator. He is currently Chair of APNAC Kenya and has been a member of APNAC since 2008. As the Managing partner of SSA Associates and Managing Director of Quality Rebuilt Tractors Limited he demonstrates extensive experience in accounting, finance and management. He also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business and a Diploma in Accounting and is in the process of finishing his Master’s Degree in Political Science.


Hon Lemi Taefu, Samoa

Hon. Taefu is a graduate Accountant from La Trobe University where he graduated with a Bachelor of Economic/Accounting in 1991. He was the Campus Manager for the University of the South Pacific Alafua Campus prior to becoming a Member of Parliament in the 2011 General Election. In Parliament during the 2011-2016 Term, he was the Associate Minister of Justice. He was a member of the Finance and Expenditure Committee, and also chaired the Officers of Parliament Committee (commonly known as the Audit Committee). Hon. Taefu also chaired the first ever Parliamentary Commission of Enquiry appointed to look into allegations made in Parliament against a Government Ministry. In the current term, 2016-2021, he is the Associate Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Environment and Natural Resources.