Dr. Beata Martin-Rozumiłowicz, Regional Director, Europe and Eurasia
Dr. Beata Martin-Rozumiłowicz is currently the regional director for Europe and Eurasia at the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES). Before starting in February 2016, she headed the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe’s Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (OSCE/ODHIR) Election Department in Warsaw since 2011 and previously served as its deputy from 2009-11. From 2005-09, she worked on dozens of ODIHR election observation missions across the OSCE participating states as deputy head of mission or as political analyst. In 2005, she served as election adviser at the OSCE Centre in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, and from 2003-05 was a political/media officer at the OSCE Centre in Almaty, Kazakhstan. From 2000-02, Beata acted as human dimension officer at the OSCE’s Advisory and Monitoring Group in Minsk, Belarus. She has also previously consulted for IFES in Armenia and Kyrgyzstan on various aspects of electoral reform.
Dr. Beata Martin-Rozumilowicz holds a doctorate and master's degree in politics from the University of Oxford and a bachelor's degree in political science from Rutgers College (Phi Beta Kappa). She has specialized in political party and electoral development in post-communist countries, Latin American transitions and political theory.
From 1999-2000, she was research fellow for Oxford’s Programme in Comparative Media Law and Policy, publishing a book on media law reform in transitional democracies. She has also published various articles on political party and electoral development, election observation, media freedom, and political party and campaign finance issues.