Harlan Mandel

Harlan Mandel, Chief Executive Officer, has managed debt and equity investments in over 50 news outlets on five continents. He has extensive experience of working in emerging and frontier markets as an impact investment manager and attorney. He was MDIF’s Deputy Managing Director from 1998 until his appointment as CEO in 2011. Before joining MDIF, Harlan served from 1996 to 1998 as Deputy General Counsel of the Open Society Institute/Soros Foundations Network.  Prior to that, he practiced law in the New York and Los Angeles offices of Morrison & Foerster, specializing in international litigation, intellectual property and new media law.  He received his JD from Columbia University School of Law in 1989, and holds a BA in International Relations and Asian Studies from the University of Pennsylvania. Harlan is based in New York.

Read an interview with Harlan, published in the Matching the Market and the Model: The Business of Independent News Media report to the Center for International Media Assistance (CIMA), published on 22 August, 2011.