Maxim Anmeghichean, Open Society Foundations

TITLE: Senior Program Officer


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PROFILE: Maxim Anmeghichean has been a program officer of the LGBTI Rights Initiative at the Open Society Foundations since 2012. A native of Moldova, he has spent his life involved in the LGBTI movement, most prominently in a leadership position at the International Lesbian and Gay Association (ILGA), Europe's most prominent LGBTI rights organization. Anmeghichean has degrees in journalism and communication sciences from Moldovan State University and a master of cultures and development studies from the Catholic University of Leuven. He has worked in the United States and across Europe and is fluent in English, Russian, French, and Romanian.

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Maxim Anmeghichean is a senior program officer with the Open Society Human Rights Initiative, where he manages grantmaking and advocacy programs for LGBTI groups in the developing world.

Previously, Anmeghichean worked in Brussels as the programs director for ILGA-Europe, where he developed and implemented the organization’s advocacy and fundraising strategies to advance LGBTI rights in Eastern Europe and before the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, Council of Europe, and the European Union. He is also the founding executive director of GenderDoc-M, Moldova’s first LGBTI organization.

He is a graduate of the Moldovan State University and also holds a MS in cultures and development studies from the Catholic University of Leuven.