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Susan Segal

President and CEO, AS/COA

Susan Segal was elected president and CEO of the Americas Society and Council of the Americas in August 2003 after working in the private sector with Latin America and other emerging markets for over 30 years. A passionate supporter of Latin America, she joined the organizations to implement a new strategic plan to renew and return the Society and Council to their historic position. Prior to her current position, she was a founding partner of her own investment and advisory group focused primarily on Latin America and the U.S. Hispanic sector. Previously, Susan was a partner and Latin American Group head at J.P.Morgan Partners/Chase Capital Partners (CCP) where she invested across sectors and countries in addition to pioneering early stage venture capital investing in Latin America. She has always been and continues to be an enthusiastic mentor and supporter of entrepreneurs, particularly in Latin America. Prior to joining CCP, Susan was a senior managing director focused on Emerging Markets Investment Banking and Capital Markets at MHT/Chemical/Chase Banks. She was actively involved in the Latin American debt crisis of the 1980s and early 1990s, sitting on many Advisory Committees as well as serving as chairperson for the Chilean and Philippine Advisory Committees. In addition to being a board member at Americas Society and Council of the Americas, Susan is also a director of the Tinker Foundation, Scotiabank, and Mercado Libre, as well as a director and chairman of Scotia Bank USA, a non-public subsidiary of Scotiabank. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. In 1999, she was awarded the Orden Bernardo O'Higgins, Grado de Gran Oficial in Chile. In 2009, President of Colombia Álvaro Uribe honored her with the Orden de San Carlos. In 2012, President Felipe Calderón bestowed on her the Orden Mexicana del Águila Azteca. In 2013, the North American-Chilean Chamber of Commerce recognized her as the Honorary Chilean of the Year.

Areas of Expertise: Overall economic background of Latin American countries, prospects for growth, integration, economic and social development, economic inclusion, empowerment, business and markets, overall business environment, women and diversity, trade, competitiveness, innovation, private equity, venture capital, entrepreneurship, education, social media, infrastructure.

Contributions from Susan Segal

Tackling Job Creation; Latin America

Sunday, November 13, 2005  |  Susan Segal  |  The Miami Herald

It may not be sexy or capture headlines, but steady and sustained engagement of the parties based on a hard-nosed analysis of mutual interests will, in the end, prove to be the most effective method for securing the democratic, economically developed hemisphere that leaders envisioned a decade ago. ... Read More

Latin America Must Do more to Compete

Monday, January 31, 2005  |  Susan Segal  |  WorldCity

In Latin America and the Caribbean, we already talk in terms of lost decades. If we fail to envision FTAA as a means to increase regional competitiveness and fail to work side-by- side to achieve this broader vision, we will have to start speaking of the region in terms of lost generations. ... Read More

After the Monterrey Summit

Wednesday, December 31, 2003  |  Susan Segal  |  The Washington Times

Ask many observers of Latin America and the Caribbean why the hemisphere is floundering, and they will say that the United States has neglected the region since September 11 and the war in Iraq, thus leading to a downward spiral. It is time to put such superficial analysis aside. ... Read More

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