Guido Strack

Geburtsjahr, Ort
lebt und arbeitet in
Guido Strack studied law and political science in Trier, Germany. At first he worked as a lawyer for the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs in Bonn. From 1995 to 2005 he was an officer in the European Commission in Luxemburg. There, he became a whistle-blower and informed the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF) about irregularities in his department. This resulted in a yearslong court battle with the European Commission, which is documented on After quitting active service, Guido Strack enrolled in postgraduate studies at the University of Cologne where he earned an MA in economic law, and completed a training course at the Friedensbildungswerk Cologne (state-approved adult education institute founded by members of the peace movement) to become a mediator. As chairperson of Whistleblower-Netzwerk e.V. (a registered association), Strack campaigns for effective protection of whistle-blowers, and as an expert has participated in hearings on the subject of whistle-blowing at the European Parliament, the Council of Europe, the German Bundestag, and the Landtag of North Rhine–Westphalia.

[Last update: August 2015]