About Frank

Frank is the co-founder of two leading international non-governmental organizations fighting corruption -- Transparency International and the Partnership for Transparency Fund.  He teaches at Georgetown University, writes regular "blog" articles on corruption for and lectures extensively.  Frank is also a specialist in international economics and finance with more than 50 years of experience in these fields - first as an international journalist, then as a senior World Bank official and, from 1990 to 2017, as the president and CEO of a consulting firm, Vogl Communications Inc.

Browse Frank's Biography • Publications • Lectures
Integrity Profile – read Columbia University Law’s School interview.

Held Positions

Adjunct professor, Department of Government, Georgetown University, USA.

(teaching a graduate course on: Corruption, Security and Conflict Resolution)


Transparency International (TI)

Co-founder and former Vice Chairman/ Individual Member/ Member of the Advisory Council

Partnership for Transparency Fund

Co-founder and former Vice Chairman/ President's Counsellor

Viktor Kalabis & Zuzana Ruzickova Foundation

Treasurer & Director. Executive Producer of the film - Zuzana: Music Is Life


International Council Member  New Israel Fund 

Advisory Council Member United Nations Association of the Greater Washington Metropolitan Area




Born in London, lives and works in Washington, D.C.
U.S. and U.K. citizen.
B.A. University of Leeds, UK. 

1967-1970 - International reporter for Reuters in London and Brussels

1970-1974 - European Business Correspondent, The Times of London, based in Frankfurt, Germany.

1974-1981 - U.S. Economics Correspondent, The Times of London, Washington DC.
Contributor in this period to The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Baltimore Sun, Newsday, The Los Angeles Times and others. 

1981-1990 - World Bank, Director of Information.

1990 - Founded Vogl Communications, Inc.

1990 - 2017 President of Vogl Communications advising major institutions on communications in the fields of economics, finance and development.

Frank is married to Emily Vogl - partner in Vogl Communications and Chair of the Viktor Kalabis & Zuzana Ruzickova Foundation

Frank and Emily are the parents of the artist Julia Vogl, resident in London; and of the management consultant to the arts, Marc Vogl, resident in San Francisco. 






"Waging War On Corruption - Inside The Movement Fighting The Abuse of Power" (see the book page on this website) 


An introduction to Global Corruption by Frank Vogl, August 2017.
Encyclopedia of Business and Professional Ethics

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“Civil Society, Business and Corruption” – The Global Corruption Report, 2009 (Transparency International).

“Global Corruption: Applying Experience and Research to Meet a Mounting Crisis” – Business & Society Review, June 2007, Blackwell Publishing.

“The U.S. Business Scandals: Perspectives on Ethics and Culture at Home and Abroad,”– Corporate Integrity & Accountability, July 2004, Sage Publications, Edited by George C. Brenkert, Georgetown University.


“BOOM: Visions And Insights For Creating Wealth In The 21st Century” by Frank Vogl and James Sinclair, published in 1996 in the US by Irwin (and also published in the UK and in Brazil).




“Germany After the Economic Miracle” (published by MacMillan in the UK in 1973 and John Wiley in the US in 1974).




Please visit the Lecture pages on this website to read lectures over the last four years given by Frank Vogl in many countries on many topics related to corruption - from justice and politics to security, and poverty. excerpt below from the annual meeting of the Le Circle des Economistes, Aix-en-Provence, summer 2012. 


Julia Vogl

The lecture pages on this website feature the art of Julia Vogl, a London-based artist, whose work aims to engage the public and involve the public explicitly in the creation and development of each of her many projects, from large-scale public installations, to her drawings and designs. Please visit her website to learn more and see more, of her work:  JULIA VOGL