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. 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 investments in Latin America. Before joining CCP, she 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 the Americas Society and Council of the Americas, she is also a director of the Tinker Foundation, the international advisory board of Endeavor and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. In 1999, Segal was awarded the Order of Bernardo O’Higgins, Grado de Gran Oficial in Chile. In 2009, Colombian President Álvaro Uribe honored her with the Cruz de San Carlos.