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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, and Vista Oil & Gas, 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

Video: The Western Hemisphere's Energy Landscape in 2017 and Beyond

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Watch energy experts engage about infrastructure projects and resources, as well as changing policy conditions for the sector. ... Play Video

Video: Susan Segal on Bringing Women to the Leadership Table

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

AS/COA's president and CEO spoke with Humanitas360 about achieving gender equality and preparing the economy for millennials in Latin America. ... Play Video

Video: Augusto Arosemena on Panama's advantages when attracting FDI

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Panama's minister of commerce and industry highlighted the country's legal framework, fiscal stability, and data connectivity as attractive features for investment. ... Play Video

Video: Oscar Aguad, Luis Garcia Hamilton, Susan Segal on Argentina's ICT Sector Opportunities

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

The Minister of Communications of Argentina, AS/COA's Susan Segal, and the Argentine Investments and International Commerce Agency outline opportunities in information an communication technologies. ... Play Video