Maggie Sabbag joined AWIU in 2015 and was elected to the position of president of the AWIU Board of Directors in January, 2022. Her work has encompassed emerging markets investment banking focusing on the former Soviet Union, including serving as an advisor for the Central Asian Investment Company, a U.S.-U.K. private equity fund to identify opportunities in the newly independent Central Asian Republics. She was also the sovereign analyst for the Emerging Markets Fixed Income Group at Trust Company of the West (TCW), following economic and political country risk in emerging markets worldwide. Sabbag has a B.A. in Slavic Languages and Literature/Soviet Studies from Princeton University (1991) and a Master’s in International Economic Policy from Columbia University (1998). She is a member of the Boards of Trustees of Polytechnic School in Pasadena, California and the Pasadena Community Foundation.