Sibel Berzeg serves as Vice President of Programs  for Counterpart International. In this role, Sibel oversees the implementation of the organization’s field programs to ensure that Counterpart’s programs are aligned with its values, mission, and strategic goals, and that they achieve the highest impact.

Sibel has more than 25 years of experience designing, implementing, leading, and evaluating a wide range of civil society and governance programs spanning the Middle East, Eurasia, Central Asia, Southeast Asia, and Africa. Sibel brings to Counterpart the valuable perspective of having worked for USAID, and for the private and non-profit sectors on international development programs,  and has worked in and traveled to more than 90 countries.

Sibel has eight years of development experience in the field (COP and RD) in seven countries spanning the former Soviet Union, Kosovo, and Iraq. Her field-based management experience includes leading more than 130 expatriate and local staff on as many as 50 different projects in five countries, while her HQ leadership reaches more than 20 field programs and more than 350 global staff across more than 30 countries.


  • MBA, Georgetown University – The McDonough School of Business
  • BA., International Affairs/Political Science (cum laude), University of California, San Diego


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