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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 JPMorgan 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, Mercado Libre, and the Latin American Venture Capital Association. 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. She has been interviewed by leading U.S. news organizations such as The New York TimesNewsweekThe Miami Herald, and TIME, as well as top news media in Latin America.

Susan Segal fue elegida Presidente y CEO del Americas Society/Council of the Americas en agosto de 2003, después de trabajar en el sector privado en América Latina y otros países emergentes por más de 30 años. Antes de su nombramiento, Susan fue socia del grupo latinoamericano de Chase Capital Partners/JP Morgan Partners, donde hizo inversiones en varios sectores y países y también fue pionera de inversiones de “early stage venture capital” en América Latina. Durante su carrera como banquera, se enfocó en múltiples áreas incluyendo banca de inversión, creación y manejo de la mesa de bonos de mercados emergentes y en la resolución de la crisis financiera en los años ochenta y noventa cuando presidió los Consejos Consultivos en Chile y Filipinas y participó en todos los comités asesores. Susan es miembro de la junta directiva de Americas Society/Council of the Americas, Tinker Foundation, Scotiabank, Mercado Libre y Latin American Venture Capital Association. Susan es miembra del Council on Foreign Relations y del USSOUTHCOM Commander’s Advisory Panel. Entre sus condecoraciones están la Orden de Bernardo O’Higgins de Chile y la Orden de San Carlos de Colombia.