Laura Maclay

Program Associate, Africa

Laura Maclay is a Program Associate for Africa at the Center for International Private Enterprise.

At CIPE, Maclay has worked on issues of anti-corruption compliance, business advocacy and policy reform, business membership organization development, women’s economic empowerment, and participatory budgeting, helping to implement projects in Kenya, Sudan, and Zimbabwe. Laura oversees the coordination of the Africa department’s newsletters on business associations and anti-corruption compliance, and she works with CIPE’s Anti-Corruption Governance Center and the Center for Women’s Economic Empowerment.

Prior to CIPE, Maclay worked at the New England Consulting Group, providing management consulting in the healthcare sector. She also completed two summer internships at the Department of Justice’s Public Integrity Section where she worked on issues of anticorruption and compliance in the public sector and served as a compliance intern at K&L Gates.

Maclay graduated Magna Cum Laude from Wellesley College with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and English. Additionally, Maclay holds a certificate for Project Management for Development Professionals (PMDPro) and has also taken courses in illicit finance, trade-based money laundering, and anti-corruption compliance.