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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

Brasilia 2017 video: Michel Temer

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

O presidente do Brasil fez um discurso para abrir a conferência "Latin American Cities" da AS/COA em Brasilia. ... Play Video

Video: Michelle Bachelet abre #womenASCOA – Del riesgo al éxito

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

La presidenta de Chile habló del futuro de la lucha por igualdad en el mundo en la conferencia de la Red Hemisférica de Mujeres de AS/COA. ... Play Video

Video: Management in the Face of Challenges, Discussion and Closing – Latin American Business Conference 2017

Friday, February 24, 2017

Speakers discussed trends affecting business in the region and AS/COA's Susan Segal gave closing remarks at the conference hosted by YPA and Columbia and NYU's LABA. ... Play Video

Video: Americas Quarterly Launch on Empowering Entrepreneurs in Latin America and Beyond

Thursday, February 16, 2017

The entrepreneurial environment in Latin America and Miami is changing, from policymaking to venture capital. Innovators tell how. ... Play Video