Maxim Anmeghichean

Maxim Anmeghichean is a program officer for the Open Society Foundations’ LGBTI Rights Initiative where he manages the Foundations’ grantmaking and advocacy programs focused on supporting LGBTI rights groups in the developing world.

Before joining the Foundations in 2012, Anmeghichean served as the programs director for the Brussels-based 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. Prior to that, he founded and served as the executive director of GenderDoc-M, the first organization in Moldova to support LGBTI rights.

He is a graduate of Moldovan State University, and he earned a Master of Cultures and Development Studies degree from the Catholic University of Leuven.