Ekaterina (Katya) Lysova

Program Director, Eurasia
Regions: Europe & Eurasia

Katya Lysova leads the Business Integrity and Anti-Corruption Programs in Europe and Eurasia at the Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE). She works on a diverse portfolio that spans 10 countries and is coordinating private sector-led business integrity collective action initiatives across Europe and Eurasia. Lysova supports anti-corruption programs and projects globally through engaging with CIPE Anti-Corruption and Governance Center. She has been a visiting lecturer for the Anti-Corruption Compliance Training Program conducted by the Ukrainian Corporate Governance Professional Association (CGPA) since 2020. Her specialty is in compliance approaches for SMEs, public policy on anti-corruption, business ethics compliance in value chains and in emerging markets, and is passionate about collective action initiatives to strengthen private and public sector accountability. At CIPE, Lysova has led the development of three reports: Rebuild with Trust: How Ukraine’s Private Sector Can Strengthen the Integrity of Reconstruction and Combat Corruption (2023), Doing Business with Integrity: Stories from Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises in Europe and Eurasia (2022), and Strengthening Ethical Conduct & Business Integrity: A Guide for Companies in Emerging Markets (2020). 

Lysova has over 15 years of experience working on issues of media freedom, civil society development, and anti-corruption in Europe and Eurasia. Prior to joining CIPE, Lysova worked with investigative reporters on legal aspects of corruption investigations, consulted for the World Bank Integrity Compliance Unit and Preventive Services Unit, and led corporat transparency initiatives at TRACE. She holds a Masters from Georgetown University School of Foreign Service and Ph.D. in law from the Far Eastern Federal University in Vladivostok, Russia.