Vice President Foundation Relations, Development
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Andy Wilson is Vice President of Foundation Relations, overseeing Conservation International’s $50 million portfolio of foundation partnerships. Wilson served three years as Vice President, Corporate Relations and Acting Managing Director of CI’s Center for Environmental Leadership in Business prior to taking on his current role. From 2000-2008, he worked for the Eurasia Foundation in Asia and Eastern Europe, serving as Regional Vice President and launching independent foundations in Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic and Ukraine. From 1991-2000, Wilson lived and worked in the Russian Far East, where he started and managed a logistics and freight-forwarding business. He also spent three years working for the U.S. Department of State in Moscow and Vladivostok.
Wilson received a BA in Political Economy and Russian Studies from Princeton University in 1988 and an Executive MBA from Georgetown University in 2003. He served on the Governance Committee of the Integrated Biodiversity Assessment Tool (www.ibatforbusiness.org), a joint program of Birdlife, Conservation International, IUCN and UNEP-WCMC, from 2009-2011. He served as an independent director of AIG Kazakhstan from 2006-2010 and as a trustee of the Kazakhstan Institute of Management, Economics and Strategic Research (KIMEP) from 2003-2007. He was a charter member of the advisory council for the Environmental Management and Engineering program at the Eurasia National University in Astana, Kazakhstan, from 2005-2007. He and his wife, Vika, have two children and live in Falls Church, Virginia.