Susan Liautaud is Founder and Managing Director of Susan Liautaud & Associates Limited (SLAL), a consultancy in ethics matters internationally. She brings wide experience with ethics, governance, and strategy to business, non-profit, governmental and academic organizations internationally. Susan is currently a lecturer in Public Policy at Stanford University and a Visiting Scholar at the Stanford Center of Philanthropy and Civil Society. She also serves as Vice Chair of Council and Court of Governors of the London School of Economics and Political Science and as a member of the French Ambassador’s Foreign Trade Advisory Council in the UK. She serves on a number of non-profit boards: as a Chair of the Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières U.S. Advisory Board, Vice Chair of the American Hospital of Paris Board of Governors, Care International UK’s Board of Trustees, and Les Arts Décoratifs Board (French national industrial arts museum and school).
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. 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.
Susan holds a PhD in Social Policy from the London School of Economics and Political Science; a Juris Doctor from Columbia University Law School; a M.A. in Chinese Studies from University of London School of Oriental and African Studies; a M.A. and two B.A.s from Stanford University. She speaks fluent French and Spanish, and advanced intermediate Chinese and intermediate Italian.