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Susan Segal

President and CEO, AS/COA

Susan Segal was elected president and CEO of Americas Society/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, Segal 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, Segal was a senior managing director focused on Emerging Markets Investment Banking and Capital Markets at MHT/Chemical/Chase Banks.

Segal 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, she is also a director of the Tinker Foundation, Scotiabank, 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. In 2018, Segal was awarded Peru’s Order of Merit for Distinguished Services in the rank of Grand Official on behalf of President Martín Vizcarra.

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: Sovereign Debt Restructuring from the Brady Plan to Ecuador 2020

Thursday, July 30, 2020

We may well be on the cusp of a systemic sovereign debt crisis akin to the one of the 1980s, said experts Lee Buchheit and Augusto de la Torre. ... Play Video

Video: Crisis and Debt in Latin America, Then and Now—A Conversation with Arminio Fraga, Bill Rhodes, and Susan Segal

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

The Brazilian economist and AS/COA's chairman emeritus and president talked about historical lessons learned to inform the current recovery. ... Play Video

Video: Una conversación con Alberto Fernández, Presidente de Argentina

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

El líder habló con la presidenta de AS/COA Susan Segal sobre la pandemia y respondió preguntas de inversionistas y del sector privado sobre las oportunidades para el país. ... Play Video

Video: A Conversation with Heraldo Muñoz, Former Chilean Foreign Affairs Minister

Thursday, July 16, 2020

The former foreign affairs minister and opposition leader covered Chile's handling of the pandemic in the wake of deep social unrest. ... Play Video

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