Susan is the former president and CEO of BRAC USA, an organization that she co-founded to advance the global mission of BRAC, the world’s largest nonprofit. She is an author, speaker, and thought leader in international development and civil society innovation. In 2010, she co-authored the book Social Entrepreneurship: What Everyone Needs to Know. She has appeared on CNN and ABC News discussing global poverty and health issues, and her work on microfinance and entrepreneurship creation in developing countries has appeared in Innovations, Harvard Business Review, and other publications.
She was a founding board member and past chair of the Grameen Foundation and currently serves on their Board Investment Committee. She is a senior advisor to New York University’s Reynolds Program on Social Entrepreneurship, is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. In addition to Segal Family Foundation, she also serves on the board of United Nations Fund for International Partnership. She was educated at Georgetown, Harvard, and Oxford Universities and is an adjunct professor at Columbia University.