Jennifer Anderson is a Program Director for Asia and the Pacific at the Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE). With 20 years of international program development experience, she manages a portfolio of programs spanning Southeast Asia on CIPE’s core themes of strengthening democratic institutions, economic inclusion, and organizational resilience. She also manages CIPE’s Asia regional office located in Manila, Philippines.
Previously, Anderson managed the CIPE’s South Asia portfolio that included managing CIPE’s Afghanistan and Pakistan field offices and country programs in Nepal, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka. Before joining CIPE, she was with USAID, where she served as a Senior Civilian Representative in Afghanistan. Prior to USAID, she was based in Nepal, India, and Bangladesh for nearly a decade focused on counter-human trafficking and strengthening democratic governance.
Anderson holds a Master of Science (M.S.), with a major in cultural geography, from Portland State University, Oregon. She completed a portion of her M.S. at Cornell University after being awarded a Foreign Language and Areas Studies (FLAS) Fellowship. She holds a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in photography, from Colombia College, Chicago, IL. She also holds certificates from the Institute Organization Management for nonprofit management from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and from the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics. She also speaks conversational Nepali and Croatian.