President and CEO, Legatum Institute
Jeffrey Gedmin is president and CEO of the Legatum Institute in London. Prior to joining Legatum in 2011, Gedmin served as president and CEO of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty from 2007 to 2011, where he oversaw the company's strategy and broadcast operations in 22 countries. Before that, he served for five years as director of the Aspen Institute Berlin. Previously Gedmin was a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington, D.C., and executive director of the New Atlantic Initiative. His articles on foreign policy, media and public diplomacy have appeared in a range of newspapers and magazines. He has also produced two major television documentaries for PBS. Gedmin has taught at Gonzaga College High School and Georgetown University, where he holds a Ph.D. in German. In 2010 he was awarded an honorary doctorate by the Tbilisi State University, Georgia.