Marc Schleifer

Marc Schleifer is the Regional Director for Eurasia and South Asia at the Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) in Washington, DC.

He oversees field offices carrying out major programs in Ukraine, Afghanistan and Pakistan, as well as manages CIPE staff and partners implementing projects across Eastern Europe, the Balkans, Eurasia, and South Asia.

Schleifer closely tracks political, economic and social events and trends in his regions of coverage. He has particular expertise in the areas of anticorruption, chamber and association governance and management, entrepreneurship, women’s economic empowerment, and corporate social responsibility, among others. His expertise and insights are informed by extensive local networks in business, media, government, academia and nonprofits. Schleifer is a fluent Russian speaker, having lived in Moscow for nearly a decade.

Schleifer holds a BA from Wesleyan University in Russian Language and Literature and the College of Letters, and an MA from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) in international relations and economics, focused on international development. Prior to joining CIPE, he was Program Officer for Russia and Ukraine at the National Endowment for Democracy, worked at the Eurasia Foundation in Moscow, and the Moscow office of the law firm Chadbourne & Parke LLP.


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