Alexandra Durbak

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Biography: Alexandra is a long-time member of Amnesty International, having first gotten involved with AIUSA in high school. She has held global roles in international business, innovation, financial services, development, and partnerships for over 15 years.

Currently, Alexandra works at Eisai as Director, Ecosystem Strategy, focusing on Alzheimer’s dementia lifestyle innovations. Previously, Alexandra was a Global Leadership Fellow at the World Economic Forum, where she also served as the Lead for the Insurance & Asset Management community. Earlier, Alexandra spent over a decade with Prudential Financial in their International Insurance division, in varied roles with strategy, marketing, sales training, communications, IT, and business development. Alexandra began her career working with a foundation, in politics, and with venture capital. She received her MBA from Universidad Torcuato di Tella and her BA in Political Science, Cum Laude, from Bryn Mawr College.

Alexandra’s human rights focus includes: a strong commitment to Freedom of speech and expression (with a long history of family activism, including the imprisonment and exile of close relatives for such activism); Women’s rights and gender-based violence (including having directed and produced a related short film, screened at festivals in NJ, Italy, and Ecuador); and Democracy (including having served as an International Election Observer in Ukraine in 2014). In addition to human rights activism, Alexandra is involved with various Ukrainian-American organizations and has a strong appreciation for different cultures and diversity. She has travelled to 65+ countries and has lived in Argentina and Mexico.