AB magna cum laude, Harvard University, 1977; Master of Business Administration, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, 1982; postgraduate, Harvard University, 1993, 96.
Vice president Continental Chemical Corporation, Terre Haute, Indiana, 1978-1983, president, 1983-1986, New Concepts Inc., Terre Haute, 1987-1990, Excelsior Corporation, Terre Haute, 1990-1992. Director international sales Gold Eagle Company, Chicago, 1992-1995, vice president international, 1995-1997. Director consultant The Recovery Group, Boston, 1998—2002, United States Agency for International Development Business Consultant, Sarajevo, Bosnia, 1998-1999, World Bank Private Sector Adjustment Loan Program, Bucharest, Romania, 2000-2001.
Chief of party United States Agency for International Development Kosovo Business Support, Pristina, 2001—2002, United States Agency for International Development Enterprise Development Project Central Asia, Almaty, Kazakhstan, 2003—2005, The Pragma Corporation, 2003—2005, Development Alternatives, Inc., since 2005, United States Agency for International Development Senada Indonesia Competitiveness Program, Jakarta, Indonesia, 2005—2006. Team leader BP Enterprise Development and Training Programme, Baku, Azerbaijan, 2007, ACDI/VOCA. Corporation finance specialist DfID PAPE Programme, Nigeria, since 2008, IBTCI.
Adjunct faculty School Business, Indiana State University, 1991-1992.
Member Terre Haute school advisory committee, 1984-1986. Board directors Glenn Civic Center, Terre Haute, 1985-1988. Member marketing education curriculum study committee Indiana Department Education.
Member Leadership Terre Haute Alumni Association (chairman 1986), American Production and Inventory Control Society (local vice president 1982-1984, 86, local president 1985), Overseas Automotive council, Automotive Exporters Council (vice president since 1994, president 1995-1998), Junior Achievement (volunteer consultant), Toastmasters (local vice president 1981-1982), Phi Beta Kappa.
Married Rajasperi Maliapen, November 25, 1984. 1 child, Jacqueline Ariel.