Jeffrey Gedmin is a senior advisor to Blue Star Strategies, LLC. He also serves as a senior fellow at the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service and at the Atlantic Council.
From 2011 to 2014, Gedmin was President and CEO of the London-based Legatum Institute, where he was responsible for the Institute's strategic direction, budget, board relations, fund raising, research and programmatic agenda. Prior to joining the Legatum Institute in early 2011, Gedmin served for four years as President and CEO of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL). He shaped the company's strategy and oversaw its budget (100 million dollars) and multi-media broadcast operations, including radio, television, web and social media.
As RFE/RL President and CEO, Gedmin reported directly to the bi-partisan Broadcast Board of Governors (BBG), whose membership includes the U.S. Secretary of State. Before RFE/RL, Gedmin served as President and CEO of the Aspen Institute in Berlin. In this role, Gedmin reported to the Institute's Board of Trustees and was responsible for vision and strategy, fund raising, budget, personnel, and programs in Germany and abroad. Before that, he was Resident Scholar at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) in Washington, D.C and Executive Director of the New Atlantic Initiative.
He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations (New York), a member of the National Endowment for Democracy's Research Council (Washington, D.C.), a member of the Board of Directors for the journal Turkish Policy Quarterly (Istanbul), and a member of the editorial board of the World Affairs Journal. In addition, he is a board member at the Institute for State Effectiveness (Washington, D.C.) and the Berkley Center for Entrepreneurship and Development, University of California. He has been an Honorary Professor at the University of Konstanz in Germany and currently serves on the board of the Masters Program of Georgetown University's Foreign Service School.