Maja Piščević is the head of EastWest Balkans, the representative office of the New York-based EastWest Institute (EWI). With over 25 years of experience in institution building, regional cooperation and strategic communications, she has a proven leadership track-record in promoting democracy, development, and rule of law with organizations that include EWI, USAID, the American Chamber of Commerce and the Serbian Association of Managers. She is the founder of the “SUMMIT 100 Business Leaders of South-East Europe” initiative, recognized across the region for enabling dialogue among business and political leaders in a difficult post-conflict environment. She received two Meritorious Honor Awards from the State Department, “Woman of the Year in Serbia”, “Leader of Business Environment in Serbia for 2015”, and most recently “The Best Manager in South-East and Central Europe” award. She is an alumnus of the Stanford Program for Development, Democracy and Rule of Law chaired by Professor Frances Fukuyama, and holds both Law and Arts degrees from the University of Belgrade.