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Ilia Salita

President and CEO

Since joining GPG in 2009 as executive director of Genesis Philanthropy Group North America, Ilia has been responsible for oversight and strategic management of the foundation's work in North America, which has led to the development of a robust portfolio of innovative and effective educational, as well as community-building initiatives across Russian-speaking Jewish communities, large and small. Ilia was appointed to the position of Chief Executive Officer, Genesis Philanthropy Group on July 1, 2014.

An alumnus of Moscow State University, Ilia started his career in academia, where he spent several years in research, as well as teaching at academic institutions in Russia and the U.S. He also has extensive experience in the private sector areas of personnel management, business development and community-centric marketing.

A strong believer in the impact of philanthropic collaboration, Ilia serves as a co-chair of the Westbury Group, board member of the Jewish Funders Network (JFN).

Ilia lives in New Jersey with his wife Irina and two sons, Joshua and Robert.