Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE), Senior Program Officer, Middle East & North Africa
Babak Yektafar is the Senior Program Officer for the Middle East and North Africa at the Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) where he works on private sector and eco system reform in countries in his portfolio. Babak has been working on issues including corporate governance, anti-corruption compliance, entrepreneurship and business agenda development since 2009. Prior to that, he worked at the Washington based think-tank, World Security Institute where he founded and was the editor-in-chief of Washington Prism, a weekly online journal of culture, politics, economics and public affairs. From 1999 to 2005, Mr. Yektafar was a senior producer with C-SPAN network’s national live morning program, Washington Journal. He has appeared on CNN, BBC, C-SPAN and PBS; and numerous other media outlets and has produced articles for publications such as World Policy Review and Foreign Policy.