Suzgo Mughogho

Corruption Prevention Specialist

Suzgo Mughogho joined the Basel Institute on Governance in October 2022 as a Corruption Prevention Specialist in the Green Corruption team. Based in Malawi, he supports the Green Corruption programme's efforts to enhance corruption prevention mechanisms in relation to environmental crimes.

Suzgo previously worked for the National Audit Office (NAO) of Malawi for 12 years as a Principal Auditor and a Forensic Investigator. At NAO, he led audits and investigations of complex schemes covering corruption and fraud as well as anti-money laundering cases. These investigations were crucial in identifying significant recoveries previously lost to corruption and fraud.

Building on this experience, Suzgo has worked with various international experts. Among other assignments, between 2016 and 2018, he worked with British Forensic Auditors from RSM UK in the Malawi’s Cashgate financial scandal investigation. He was recently a Manager for a Forensic Audit Capacity Building Project that was funded by GIZ-PFEM. During the project, a Forensic Audit Strategy and Forensic Audit Manual were developed, and 20 Forensic auditors were trained in conducting forensic investigations. He has also supported the Malawi government in different capacities in South Africa, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Kenya, Botswana, Kuwait and Germany.

Suzgo holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of the People, USA. He is a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) and an Executive Committee Member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, Malawi Chapter. He is currently studying for the Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) certification.