Marc Schleifer

Director of Development and Partnerships
Focus Areas: Enterprise Ecosystems

Marc Schleifer serves as the Director of Development and Partnerships at the Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE). Schleifer heads CIPE’s effort to expand our network of relationships, partners, and supporters, diversify our sources of funding, and grow the scope of our programs. He works with a broad range of staff across the organization and with our Board of Directors to position CIPE as the leader in providing impactful private sector solutions to the challenges of economic and democratic development. He closely tracks political and economic developments globally, with expertise and insights informed by networks in business, media, government, academia, and nonprofits.

Schleifer previously served as CIPE’s Regional Director for Europe, Eurasia & South Asia, in which capacity managed the implementation of projects with USAID, EBRD, the British High Commission/Islamabad, Deloitte, DAI, and Chemonics in addition to the National Endowment for Democracy (NED), as well as managed field offices, staff, consultants, and partners across those regions.

Prior to CIPE, Schleifer worked at the NED, the Moscow office of the Eurasia Foundation, and the Moscow office of the law firm Chadbourne & Parke LLP.

Schleifer holds an MA from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) in international relations and economics, focused on international development, and a BA from Wesleyan University in Russian Language and Literature and the College of Letters.