Genesis Philanthropy Group names Marina Yudborovsky its new CEO

A veteran of GPG’s philanthropic work with a deep background in the Russian-Jewish community,
Marina tapped to lead the org.

Arutz Sheva Staff ,

Marina Yudborovsky
Marina Yudborovsky

The Genesis Philanthropy Group announced today that it has named Marina
Yudborovsky as CEO. Marina has served as a longtime executive at GPG, drawing on her deep
expertise in Russian-Jewish culture and communal work, which will guide her leadership of the
organization as it enters its next chapter. Her appointment as chief executive officer comes after the
tragic and unexpected death of GPG CEO Ilia Salita on June 29th.

Marina initially joined GPG in 2009 and served in a number of positions, the latest being Director of
Strategy and Operations, responsible for the vision and implementation of a global portfolio of grants,
as well as overseeing GPG’s operations around the world.

Born in Ukraine, in the former Soviet Union, Marina immigrated to the United States in 1989. After
graduating summa cum laude from New York University, she worked for several years as a project
management consultant for non-profit and commercial organizations. A trip to Israel in 2004 inspired
her to rekindle her childhood involvement in Jewish causes, leading ultimately to her decision to join
GPG, whose mission has always been close to her heart.

“Marina has made many significant contributions to the foundation over the years and I am certain
that she is now ready to take on the helm of leadership,” said Gennady Gazin, Chairman of the
Board of GPG. “It is a testament to this readiness and her skillset that Ilia chose to work very closely
with Marina over the years, tapping her to head complex projects and implement the foundation’s

“I thank the Board for the trust put in me to maintain and develop our global network of partnership
and cooperation, and, together with GPG’s excellent team, to further advance the mission and vision
of Genesis Philanthropy Group.” said Yudborovsky. “After years of serving alongside Ilia, I am humbled by the opportunity to continue in his footsteps. As head of GPG, I will seek to build on his legacy, while creating new and innovative pathways to Jewish communal life at a time when this work couldn’t be more critical.”