Jennifer Anderson

Senior Program Officer, Asia & the Pacific

Jennifer Anderson is a Senior Program Officer for Asia and the Pacific at the Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE). With more than 15 years of experience, Anderson has led the design, implementation, and evaluation of programs focused on strengthening the capacity of business associations, think tanks, and other reform-focused organizations. Her expertise includes democratic governance, business advocacy, and the economic empowerment of women, as well as regional expertise in South Asia and conflict-affected environments.

Her portfolio at CIPE includes Cambodia, Vietnam, the Philippines, and managing CIPE’s Asia Regional office in Manila. Previously, she managed the South Asia portfolio at CIPE for five years. This included managing CIPE’s Afghanistan and Pakistan field offices and managing projects in Nepal, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka. Before joining CIPE, Anderson was with USAID. She served in Afghanistan as a Senior Civilian Representative where she led civilian efforts to strengthen local governance and informal rule of law. Prior to USAID, she was based in Nepal, India, and Bangladesh for nearly a decade working on anti-human trafficking, strengthening rule of law, and peace process observation programs.

Anderson holds a M.S., with a major in Cultural Geography, from Portland State University, Oregon and a B.A. in Photography from Colombia College, Chicago. She also studied at Cornell University with the support of a Foreign Language and Areas Studies (FLAS) Fellowship. She holds a certificate from the Institute Organization Management for nonprofit management from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and was recently a Certified Compliance & Ethics Professional with the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics. Anderson also speaks conversational Nepali and Croatian.