Panalists at Eurasia Foundation Event

Eurasia Foundation is often recognized for our work in the democracy and governance sphere. We also have a history of facilitating private sector and local economic development in the regions where we work. That history laid the groundwork for EF to incubate and launch Gazelle Finance, a new impact investing fund working in Georgia and Armenia and soon to expand to other Eurasian Countries.

On April 18, 2017, EF celebrated Gazelle Finance with a Sarah Carey Forum featuring the Wall Street Journal’s Frontier Markets editor, Dan Keeler; John Didiuk of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), Frank Ingriselli of Global Ventures LLC and the Brightening Lives Foundation, Teresa Barger of Cartica Management, Giorgi Tsikolia of the Embassy of Georgia to the U.S., and Stephanie Komsa of Gazelle Finance. EF’s Board of Trustees Chairman Jan H. Kalicki kicked off the event and EF’s President Horton-Beebe Center, along with Gazelle Finance CEO Jeffrey Liebert, concluded the discussion.

Named for EF’s long-serving chairman, the annual Sarah Carey Forum captures her pioneering spirit and her belief that business and law can overcome political obstacles and lead to social benefit for all. 

The discussions started with the future of OPIC and its value to taxpayers, as well as ... Read More