2024 OECD Global Anti-Corruption & Integrity Forum


John Koogler

U.S. Department of State

Branch Chief, Global Programs & Policy, Bureau of International Narcotics & Law Enforcement Affairs


John Koogler is the Branch Chief for Transnational Corruption, Cybercrime, and Money Laundering in the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, U.S. Department of State. Mr. Koogler supervises three teams dedicated to advancing U.S. interests in addressing corruption, cybercrime/intellectual property rights, and money laundering. His teams manage a portfolio of approximately $55 million per year in foreign assistance programs and have a leading role in related policy initiatives. Mr. Koogler had a key role in the drafting of the U.S. Strategy on Countering Corruption and was the lead for the U.S. government as host of the 20th International Anti-Corruption Conference in 2022. As the head of INL’s International Law Enforcement Academy (ILEA) program from 2012-2019, Mr. Koogler oversaw the coordination of over 20 U.S. agencies at training facilities in Accra, El Salvador, Gaborone, Hungary, Thailand, and the United States. He has represented the State Department on the U.S. Council for Transnational Organized Crime and oversaw the establishment of the Department’s Anti-Corruption Champions Award, bestowed each year by the Secretary of State. Prior to joining the State Department, Mr. Koogler designed economic development programs for USAID in Afghanistan in Kabul and Paktia Province. He worked with the Carter Center conflict resolution program and was the Country Director for the Carter Center Election Observation Mission in Guinea. Mr. Koogler graduated from Bowdoin College and received his Master’s at Georgia Institute of Technology.

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