Galib provides guidance to consolidate local monitoring activities and helps to manage local research, monitoring, advocacy and technical assistance in Eurasia. Priority countries for NRGI in the region include Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Mongolia and Russia, with smaller-scale activities in Georgia, Kyrgyz Republic and Ukraine.
Before joining NRGI, Galib worked at the Open Society Institute as director of the transparency of oil revenues and public finance program and as head of the grants department. He joined OSI in Azerbaijan at its founding in 1996, helping to manage OSI's first programs in Azerbaijan and serving as deputy director for several years. The TORPF program continues to collaborate with NRGI as a leader in facilitating civil society involvement with EITI implementation in Azerbaijan; NGO efforts for budget and expenditure transparency; and oil industry and IFI activity monitoring, among other projects.
He holds a B.S. from Rutgers University, with majors in Eastern European studies and finance and management. He speaks Russian and Turkish.