Susan L. Segal was elected President and CEO of Americas Society/Council of the Americas in 2003 after having worked in the private sector with Latin America and other emerging markets for over 30 years. Prior to her appointment, Segal was a partner at Chase Capital Partners/J.P. Morgan Partners focusing on private equity in Latin America and pioneering early stage venture capital investing in the region. As a banker, her focus included investment banking, building an emerging-market bond-trading unit, and the debt crisis of the 1980s and 1990s where she chaired the Chilean and Philippine Advisory Committees. Segal is a board member at Americas Society/Council of the Americas, the Tinker Foundation, Scotiabank, Scotia Holdings (US) Inc., and Mercado Libre, as well as a director and chairman of Scotiabank USA, a non-public subsidiary of Scotiabank. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Segal’s awards include the Orden Bernardo O'Higgins, Chile; the Orden de San Carlos, Colombia; the Orden del Águila Azteca, Mexico; and the North American-Chilean Chamber of Commerce’s 2013 Honorary Chilean of the Year.