George Zarubin worked with Eurasia Foundation since 2000. Initiatlly, he joined Eurasia as the Regional Director for the Foundation s South Caucasus Cooperation Program, a cutting edge program bringing Armenian, Azerbaijan and Georgian organizations together to work on regional projects in the areas of trade, transportation, environmental and media issues. During his next five years with Eurasia Foundation in Washington, he served as Executive Director and then Vice President of Program Development, during which time he coordinated the Foundation s fundraising activities throughout Eurasia and managed special program initiatives in Iran, the Middle East and North Africa. Mr. Zarubin returned to the South Caucasus in 2007 to lead the localization of the Foundation s offices in the region, creating the Eurasia Partnership Foundation. From 1995-1999, Mr. Zarubin worked as the Executive Director of Soros Foundation Kazakhstan. His work at the Soros Foundation Kazakhstan focused on civic education, higher education, media, culture, rule of law and support for micro-credit programs. Prior to working in philanthropy, Mr. Zarubin practiced law for six years in California and three years in Russia where he worked as a legal advisor to the Novorossiysk Shipping Company. Mr. Zarubin holds a BS in Foreign Service from Georgetown University and received his JD from McGeorge School of Law at the University of the Pacific. He also holds an LLM in Admiralty Law from Tulane University Law School.