Ladan Archin serves as a Senior Adviser to the Financial Integrity Network, and currently manages several of the firm’s Middle Eastern clients. Ms. Archin has over 15 years experience in the public and private sector and international organizations, conducting policy, strategy, finance, consulting, and project management.
Ms. Archin spent two years in Dubai, UAE, where she led efforts to open Grant Thornton’s Global Public Sector office, while managing the legal, regulatory, financial and other daily aspects of the business.
Prior to joining Grant Thornton, Ms. Archin served as an Assistant Director at the United States Department of Treasury’s Office of Terrorism and Financial Intelligence, in charge of the Middle East, Africa and the Western Hemisphere. Ladan Archin was the Iran Country Director for the Office of the Secretary of Defense from 2002 to 2007. In this capacity, Ms. Archin was responsible for all aspects of US defense policy and strategy for Iran, and organized and led various DOD (including OSD, Joint Staff, and CENTCOM) and USG interagency meetings and working groups on Iran and the Middle East.
From 1995 to 2001, Ms. Archin worked for the International Finance Corporation (IFC) – the private sector arm of the World Bank. Ms. Archin was also a senior market analyst the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, where she analyzed and reviewed structured foreign exchange, equity and commodity products and derivatives.
Ms. Archin received a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics from the University of Massachusetts, conducted graduate studies in the Mathematics Department of Syracuse University, focusing on numerical analysis. She also holds an M.A. from the Johns Hopkins School of International Studies (SAIS), in International Relations and Economics.
Ladan Archin is a native Persian (Farsi) speaker and writer, with advanced Arabic, intermediate French and basic Spanish language skills.