John Morrell is the Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific at the Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE). In this role, he leads a worldwide team of accomplished professionals and is responsible for a regional portfolio of dozens of programs on anti-corruption, democratizing opportunity, public and private sector governance reform, and creating political space in closed countries. John is a noted and widely published expert on issues related to corruption and governance. In countries across Asia-Pacific, John has personally designed numerous initiatives that build the political, civic and market institutions necessary for governance that is both participatory and accountable, and for economic development that is both inclusive and sustainable
John’s professional background is in the private sector. In addition to working in technology sales and corporate economics, John has investigated multinational corporations for bribery-related risks and compliance problems, becoming a member of the Society for Corporate Compliance and Ethics. His professional experience also includes microfinance, political campaign management, and he founded a 501(c)(3) nonprofit supporting orphans in the Philippines. He holds a BA in Economics from the University of Virginia, an MS in Economics from Johns Hopkins University, a Master of Public Policy from Georgetown University, and was a Graduate Fellow in International Management at Oxford University.