Corina Cepoi

Chief of Party in Moldova


Corina Cepoi managed numerous media support projects, including multi-million dollar USAID-funded projects as Chief of Party, Project Director and Country Director at Internews in Moldova and Kyrgyzstan. As the head of these projects, she successfully implements large-scale projects through effective staff oversight, frequent coordination among local partners and national stakeholders, and open communication with donors. She brings over 20 years of experience as a media, civil society, and communications expert.

Ms. Cepoi founded the Chisinau School of Advanced Journalism at the Independent Journalism Center (IJC) in Moldova and has served as its director since 2002, overseeing a variety of projects focused on training Moldovan journalists to conduct rigorous, objective, ethical reporting. Over the last ten years, Ms. Cepoi has consulted and trained for various organizations, including the World Bank, USAID, UNDP, NDI, Transparency International, EU, and UNESCO, providing technical assistance on media management and communications strategies, training of journalists, press reports, civil society expertise, evaluations and surveys.

Ms. Cepoi’s press and leadership skills have been recognized by awards from the Knight International Press Fellowship, Chevening and the Muskie Leadership Award. She holds an MA in Journalism from the University of Missouri (USA) and an MA in Journalism and Communication Sciences from the State University of Moldova. She speaks fluent English, Russian, and French in addition to her native Romanian.