WFPG Welcomes New Executive Director Alexa Chopivsky

The Women’s Foreign Policy Group is delighted to announce Alexa Chopivsky as its new Executive Director. A proven leader and entrepreneur, Ms. Chopivsky will bring to the role a collaborative leadership style, a deep reach into the global foreign policy community, and enormous energy. She has invaluable experience in the areas critical to WFPG’s success and growth: international affairs, high-impact programming, mentoring, and development.

“I am honored and humbled to accept the opportunity to lead the Women’s Foreign Policy Group at this decisive moment in global affairs,” she said. “As we face geopolitical dynamics existential to the global order, there is an opportunity to elevate women’s leadership and amplify women’s values, and commonalities, at the forefront of decision-making and influence. I look forward to expanding WFPG’s international engagement and reach, and to playing a role in empowering the next generation of women leaders in foreign policy.”

As the inaugural Executive Director of Ukraine House Davos, Ms. Chopivsky led the creation and elevation of Ukraine’s platform alongside the World Economic Forum, both before and after the war. She is deputy Chairwoman of the Supervisory Board at Ukraine Invest, and since 2012, has served as the Director of the Program on the World Economy at the Aspen Institute, a role she will continue. She was a Council on Foreign Relations Term Member and a Eurasia Foundation Young Professionals Network selectee.

She started her career as a journalist working for NBC News, where she covered world events from the New York, Washington, and London bureaus. She later moved to Kyiv, where she was a consultant for an American firm, as well as a freelance journalist, traveling across Eastern Europe, the Caucasus, and Central Asia.

Ms. Chopivsky has deep roots in Ukraine. She is the Founder of Transnational Education Group and served as Executive Director of the American Center for a European Ukraine. She also served as an Adviser to the Minister of Economic Development, Trade, and Agriculture of Ukraine. She is currently on the boards of Teach for Ukraine; the Ukrainian-Swiss Business Association; and Women Forward International. In 2021, the President of Ukraine awarded Ms. Chopivsky the Order of Princess Olga.

She received a BA from Yale University with distinction in Political Science and Russian & East European Studies, an MS from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, and an MIPP from Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies.

“We’re excited to welcome Alexa to WFPG,” said Kristi Rogers and Lois Romano, Board Co-Chairs. “Her broad experience in international affairs and her commitment to advancing women in the field, make her the right leader for us. We’re confident she will grow the organization and develop exciting programming, and strong partnerships. WFPG looks forward to this next chapter.”