Senior Director for Program Strategy, Development and Learning and Director for Central, East and West Africa Programs
Vukasin Petrovic serves as the Senior Director for Program Strategy, Development and Learning as well as the Director for Central, East and West Africa Programs. The Africa program team contains the largest and most wide-ranging regional portfolio at Freedom House. He oversees a number of cutting edge programs that focus on voter and civic mobilization, accountability and good governance, support to human rights defenders, and the professionalization of civil society. Mr. Petrovic has over a decade of experience with a range of democracy support programs, including serving as Freedom House’s Project Director for Zimbabwe from 2006–2008. Before joining Freedom House, Mr. Petrovic was a consultant for several organizations, including the National Democratic Institute (NDI) and the International Republican Institute (IRI) in Eastern Europe, Latin America, and Africa. His areas of expertise include political communications and marketing, strategic planning and scenario analysis, media and policy development, and civil society strengthening. Mr. Petrovic was a prominent student leader in Belgrade, Serbia during the 1990s and later earned a Master’s degree with distinction in Media Studies from City University, London.