Andrew Wilson

Vice President for Development, International Fund for Animal Welfare

Andrew Wilson

Vice President for Development, International Fund for Animal Welfare

Andy Wilson is vice president for development at the International Fund for Animal Welfare, which conducts animal rescue and wildlife conservation work in 40 countries. Mr. Wilson oversees a staff of 40 and all development functions, including direct marketing, online fundraising, major gifts, foundations and other institutional fundraising.  Prior to his work at IFAW, Mr. Wilson served as vice president of corporate relations and development at Conservation International from 2008-2015.

From 2000-2008, Mr. Wilson 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, Mr. 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.

Mr. Wilson received a B.A. in political economy and Russian studies from Princeton University in 1988 and an executive M.B.A. 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.

Mr. Wilson and his wife, Vika, have two children and live in Falls Church, Virginia.

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