Good Financial Governance in Africa

The Good Financial Governance in Africa programme promotes transparency and accountability in public financial management and is implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and the European Union (EU). Its objective is to foster Good Financial Governance in Africa, more specifically to equip decision-makers in African public finance to use region-specific services, products and further education to improve financial governance.

Contact Info

  • P.O. Box 1372, Hatfield, 0028 Hatfield Gardens, Block C, Ground Floor 333 Grosvenor Street, Pretoria South Africa

  • +27 (0)12 423 5900

  • info@gfg-in-africa.org

  • Week Days: 08.00 to 17.00
    Sunday: Closed

Team Profiles

Maurice Ochieng

Programme Manager

maurice.ochieng@giz.de

Maurice Ochieng is the Deputy Programme Manager of the GFG in Africa programme since October 2017. He provides advice on Tax Policy and Administration to the ATAF secretariat in Pretoria. Previously, he was a Senior Tax Advisor with Good Financial Governance in Africa and also in Ghana where he worked with the Ministry of Finance and Ghana Revenue Authority. Maurice holds an MBA in Fiscal Management, BCom in Accounting and a Master of Research (MRes) from University of Liverpool in the United Kingdom.

Nirasha Dhuloo

Team Organisational and HR Officer

nirasha.dhuloo@giz.de

With over 15 years of experience in office administration and providing support to executives from international organisations, Nirasha is responsible for organisational and staff matters as well as providing assistance to the programme manager. Nirasha holds a Degree in Financial Accounting and a Diploma in Marketing and Business Management. Her skills in people management come from her extensive working experience at the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent.

Tassilo von Droste zu Hülshoff

Deputy Programme Manager

tassilo.droste@giz.de

Tassilo holds a Master’s from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques in Paris. His professional background includes experience in journalism and development cooperation. Having started with GIZ in 2008 in Mauritania, he was subsequently seconded as national expert to the European Commission to work on the linkage between taxation and development. He joined the GFG team as a Technical Advisor on External Audit in 2013 after working for the Corporate Development Department at the GIZ head office in Germany. Tassilo works closely with the African Organisation of Supreme Audit Institutions (AFROSAI) and its language sub-groups.

Katharina Kunze

Technical Advisor

katharina.kunze@giz.de

Katharina (Kath) Kunze joined the programme in February 2016 as Technical Advisor within the Tax Policy and Administration work area. Being a lawyer specialising in international tax law, she works closely with ATAF, providing advice on tax related Illicit Financial Flows (IFFs) and ATAF’s blended learning programme for tax auditors. Kath is also responsible for the operational management of the Executive Master’s in Taxation (EMT), a further education programme for African tax officials. Prior to joining GIZ, she worked as an international tax expert for one of the “big four” accounting firms in Amsterdam and London and as an integrated expert for the Kosovorian tax administrations.

Teboho Mohai

Technical Advisor

teboho.mohai@giz.de

Teboho has extensive experience in socio-economic development, programme/project management and coordination. He holds a Master’s degree in Economics from the University of Stellenbosch and joined the GIZ: Good Financial Governance in Africa programme team as Technical Advisor on Public Financial Management in September 2018. Prior joining GIZ, he worked for the United Nations in various capacities both in Lesotho and Liberia. He started his professional life working for the Ministry of Finance in Lesotho as a Budget Officer. Within the GFG in Africa team, his main responsibilities are budget reform, Illicit Financial Flows (IFFs) and African Voice/AFRITAC component.

Kristina Müller-Kuckelberg

Technical Advisor

kristina.mueller-kuckelberg@giz.de

Kristina works for the GFG in Africa programme as a Technical Advisor in the Legislative Oversight work area. As a fully qualified lawyer she previously worked at the German National Parliament in the field of development cooperation. She did her Master’s in International Public Law in Cape Town at the University of the Western Cape, South Africa after completing her law studies in Berlin. The focus of her professional life has since been on African countries, which has fuelled her passion for travelling. Kristina works on many issues of GFG with parliaments all over Africa. She believes in supporting and strengthening their influence throughout the budget cycle as well as on tax revenue.

Olurotimi Oguntoye

Olurotimi Oguntoye

Technical Advisor

olurotimi.oguntoye@giz.de

Olurotimi Oguntoye is an Audit and Data Analytics Professional with experience in the IT and financial sector, and extensive experience in continuous auditing and Data-Driven GRC services. He holds a Master’s degree in IT and Data Communications from Lancaster University, UK. Olurotimi joined the Good Financial Governance in Africa programme team in November 2018 as Technical Advisor to the Office of the Auditor General for the Federation Nigeria in IT Audit and Revenue Assurance. Prior to joining GIZ, he worked with different Banks and a consulting firm. He has managed various consulting assignments which includes provision of assurance services to Financial Institutions, key players in the Oil and Gas sector as well as the Federal Inland Revenue Service. He is a Project Management Professional (PMP), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control, (CRISC), ACL Certified Professional and ACL Certified Data Analyst (ACDA).

Friedmut Abel

Technical Advisor

friedmut.abel@giz.de

Friedmut Abel became part of the GFG in Africa team in October 2015 as Technical Advisor for public finances. He supports the programme management regarding quality assurance, commission management as well as monitoring and evaluation. He also works in the area of parliamentary financial control, supporting members of African parliaments and support staff in organising trainings and peer-exchange for Legislative Oversight. During his studies in Development Economics, International Business and Social Sciences, Friedmut worked as a course facilitator for volunteering programmes and as research analyst for a Berlin-based start-up company, followed by an internship with GIZ in Ghana.

Kabelo Ramalitse

Project Administrator

kabelo.ramalitse@giz.de

Kabelo Ramalitse holds a Diploma in Management of Training. She worked for different GIZ projects before joining the GFG in Africa team as a Project Administrator in 2012. She is responsible for various financial processes including bookkeeping and procurement of services and goods.

Otsile Malebaco

Public Relations and Communications Administrator

otsile.malebaco@giz.de

Otsile Malebaco joined the Good Financial Governance in Africa Programme (GFG), as a Public Relations and Communication Professional in January 2018. He is responsible for developing and implementing GFG’s strategy for both internal and external communication. He holds a Master’s in Digital Marketing and Communication from École Supérieure de Commerce de Rennes in France. Prior to joining GIZ, he worked in the digital marketing industry specialising in digital marketing in a communication advisory firm and previously worked as an assistant communications officer for a South African Think Tank.

Flore Irene Mam

Administrative and Financial Assistant

Irene.mam@giz.de

Flore Irene Mam holds a Master’s degree in Business Management with specialising in finance and has a diverse professional experience in teaching, administration, accounting and sales. She joined GIZ in April 2017, as an Administrative and Financial Assistant for the GIZ-RDGSN project tasked with strengthening the capacities of the Cameroonian police. Since July 2018, she joined the Good Financial Governance in Africa programme as the administrative and financial assistant for the External Audit component in Cameroon.

Jane Magibile

Junior Logistics and Finance Administrator

jane.magibile@giz.de

Jane Magibile joined GIZ’s Good Financial Governance in Africa programme on the 02 January 2018, as a Junior Logistics and finance Professional. She holds a Diploma in Public Management and has worked in the Department of Higher Education & Training in South Africa for 2 years in the directorate of supply chain management.