John Morrell

Regional Director, Asia & the Pacific

John Morrell is the Regional Director for Asia at the Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) in Washington, DC. In this role, he leads a team of accomplished professionals, and is responsible for strategically guiding program development, and ensuring effective implementation of a portfolio of programs on anti-corruption, corporate compliance, public and private sector governance reform, policy advocacy, and creating political space in closed countries. He personally designed numerous high-impact projects that build the political, market and civil institutions necessary for private sector led economies and democratic societies across the region.

Prior to joining CIPE, Morrell managed projects across the developing world on issues including microfinance, emerging market risk analysis and urbanization. He produced several studies on topics related to corruption and public-sector governance and conducted internal fraud investigations of multinational corporations.  Morrell also founded a nonprofit organization supporting orphans in the Philippines. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from the University of Virginia, a Master’s Degree in Public Policy from Georgetown University, a Master’s of Science in Economics from the Johns Hopkins University, and was a Graduate Fellow in International Management at Oxford University.