Susan Liautaud is Founder of Susan Liautaud & Associates Limited (SLA), a consultancy in ethics matters internationally. In 2005 she also founded Imaginer Consulting Limited, a UK registered charity offering pro bono consulting in ethics, strategy, and governance to non-profit organizations internationally and now the pro bono division of SLA. She brings wide experience with ethics, strategy, and governance of for-profit and non-profit organizations internationally. Susan is currently a lecturer in Public Policy at Stanford University and in 2012/2013 was a Visiting Scholar at the Stanford Center of Philanthropy and Civil Society. She also serves on a number of non-profit boards: as a co-Chair of the Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières U.S. Advisory Board, on the American Hospital of Paris Board of Governors, Care International UK’s Board of Trustees, the Comité de la Charte Board (the French national self-regulatory organization for non-profit accountability and governance), and Les Arts Décoratifs Board. She is also a member of the French Ambassadors Foreign Trade Advisory Council in the UK.
Her past professional experience includes international corporate, financial, and transactional lawyer at Sullivan & Cromwell in Paris and New York. Subsequently, she served as Associate Dean for International and Graduate Programs, Director of the Transnational Business Law Program, and Lecturer in Law at Stanford University Law School.
Susan holds a PhD in Social Policy from the London School of Economics and Political Science; a Juris Doctor from Columbia University Law School (with honors and a special certification in international law); a M.A. in Chinese Studies from University of London School of Oriental and African Studies (with distinction); a M.A. and two B.A.s (with honors) from Stanford University. She speaks fluent French and Spanish, and advanced intermediate Chinese and intermediate Italian.