AmCham Executive Director Doris Bradbury is a career specialist in Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union, bringing to AmCham extensive public and private sector experience in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Russia, Ukraine, Central Asia, and the Baltic countries.
Beginning her career at the University of St. Andrews in the U.K., Ms. Bradbury taught and published research on 19th century Russian literature. Returning to Canada in 1987, she worked in Ottawa for thirteen years for the Canadian government and the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada, where she headed the Central and Eastern Europe Unit, directing policy reform projects across the region for the academic/ government/business communities. She also served as Executive Director of the Canada-Russia Economic Policy Program, Canada's flagship program for Russia.
In 2000 Ms. Bradbury was appointed Senior Associate Director for Conflict Resolution at the Carter Center in Atlanta, where she was responsible for programs in the Asia-Pacific region. Following this, she was appointed Executive Director and CEO of the Soros Foundation - Kazakhstan where, in addition to her executive role, she headed a USAID Central Asian 5-year healthcare reform program.
In 2006 Ms. Bradbury was appointed Executive Director of the American Chamber of Commerce in Kazakhstan, where she developed and expanded the AmCham mandate for the investment community to include a high-profile Council to Improve the Investment Environment, created by the Prime Minister for AmCham and its members in 2007. Headed by the Prime Minister and attended by senior Cabinet Ministers, the Council meets monthly for sessions on crucial investment and governance reform issues.
Doris Bradbury is a dual U.S.-Canadian citizen. She speaks English, Russian, French, and Spanish, holds a B.A. from McGill University (Canada), an M.Phil. from the University of Edinburgh (U.K.), and pursued Ph.D. research at the University of London (U.K.), and Moscow State University (Russia), all in Russian literature and history.