Suzanne Eloise Siskel is Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of The Asia Foundation, a 64-year old nonprofit organization committed to improving lives and supporting Asia’s continuing development as a peaceful, just and thriving region of the world. Previously she served in various leadership positions over two decades at the Ford Foundation in Indonesia, the Philippines and New York.
Earlier in her career, Suzanne served as a consultant, university teacher and researcher in social anthropology throughout Indonesia, northeast Brazil, and highland Chiapas, Mexico. She first lived and worked in Indonesia as a member of the inaugural cohort of Luce Scholars in 1974 and later returned there as a Fulbright scholar and development advisor. Currently, Suzanne is a trustee of the China Medical Board; a Director and Vice Chair of Winrock International; a board member of the Friends of the Foundation de France, the Youth Orchestra of the Americas and the Vicente Canyon Hillside Foundation; and a member of the Global Philanthropy Advisory Group of the Council on Foundations. She is a former president of the Fulbright Association, and was a distinguished visiting scholar at the Clinton School of Public Service, University of Arkansas. Suzanne has a Master of Arts from The Johns Hopkins University and a Bachelor of Arts in anthropology from Harvard University, where she was a member of the Harvard Lampoon and the Phillips Brooks House Association, and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.