Horton Beebe-Center is Chairman of Gazelle Finance and President of Eurasia Foundation. He joined Eurasia Foundation in 1993 and served as the first field officer, establishing offices throughout the region and running the Moscow regional office for two years. Mr. Beebe-Center has also served as Executive Vice President and Vice President for Projects and Development. Under Mr. Beebe-Center's leadership, Eurasia Foundation¹s Small Business Lending Program in Armenia and Ukraine disbursed and collected more than $17 million in loans that helped hundreds of entrepreneurs grow their businesses and created more than 3,000 new jobs. Over the ten-year life of the program loan losses were less than two percent of disbursals in Armenia and less than one percent of disbursals in Ukraine.
Prior to joining Eurasia Foundation, Mr. Beebe-Center worked for several years on US-Soviet projects ranging from intergovernmental technical exchanges to commercial joint ventures. Mr. Beebe-Center holds a bachelor's degree in Soviet Studies from Brown University and a master's degree in Russian Studies from Harvard University.