Open Society Institute Soros Foundation | Executive Vice President |
Stewart J. Paperin is the Executive Vice President of the Open Society Institute and Soros foundations network and is the President of the Soros Economic Development Fund, a $250mln investment fund. In these capacities he manages the administration and operations of the network, providing leadership to the foundations' economic reform and economic development activities. Mr. Paperin also serves as a consultant to Soros Fund Management.
Earlier, Paperin was president of LionRock Partners, Ltd., a diversified consulting and investment firm in New York City. Previously he served as president of Brooke Group International, a U.S.–based leveraged buy-out firm operating in the former Soviet Union. He also served as chief financial officer of the Western Union Corporation during a major restructuring.
Paperin has served as a member of the boards of directors of Western Union Corporation, PennOctane Corp., Global TeleSystems Group, Inc., Golden Telecom Inc., and OAO Svyazinvest (Russia’s national telephone company) as well as a variety of emerging Internet and telecommunication companies. Paperin also serves on the boards of directors of several economic policy institutes in Central and Eastern Europe and as a director of the National Urban Reconstruction Housing Authority of South Africa.
Paperin earned B.A. and M.S. degrees from the State University of New York at Binghamton. He was awarded the Doctor of Humane Letters degree by the State University of New York.