Dr Muzong Kodi has over ten years’ experience in governance and anti-corruption issues in the mining, oil and gas sectors in Africa. Since 2010 he has served as a member of AngloGold Ashanti’s independent expert Sustainability Review Panel. In 2006 he joined the Board of Directors of the Diamond Development Initiative. He has previously held senior management positions at leading international NGOs, including Amnesty International (as Director of International Development, 1994-2002) and Transparency International (as Regional Director for Africa & the Middle East, 2002-05). Since 2010, he has also been a member of the International Academic Advisory Board of the International Anti-Corruption Academy.
Muzong was Anti-Corruption Adviser to the government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo in 2011-12, working as a consultant to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). He has also undertaken consultancy work for Goldman Sachs, the African Development Bank, the African Legal Support Facility, the UN Development Programme, the UN Economic Commission for Africa, the UK Department for International Development, GIZ, NORAD, the U4 Anti-Corruption Resource Centre, the European Commission, the African Union Commission, and the African Center for Economic Transformation, as well as a number of leading resource companies.
From 1983 to 1993, Muzong was Director of Publications at the African Centre for Monetary Studies in Dakar, Senegal. He started his professional career as an academic and taught at the University of Lubumbashi in the DRC from 1976 to 1979 and at the University of Nairobi in Kenya from 1979 to 1983. He holds a PhD and an MA in African History from Northwestern University, Illinois.