Susan Liautaud, Founder
Dr. Susan Liautaud is Founder and Managing Director of Susan Liautaud & Associates Limited (SLAL), a consultancy in ethics matters internationally. She brings broad global experience with ethics and governance to business, non-profit, governmental and academic organizations and leaders. Susan also teaches cutting edge ethics courses at Stanford University and was a Visiting Scholar at the Stanford Center of Philanthropy and Civil Society from 2012 to 2015. She also founded a non-profit, independent, cross-sector laboratory and collaborative platform for innovative ethics called The Ethics Incubator. She serves as Interim Chair of Council and Vice Chair of Court of Governors of the London School of Economics and Political Science and as Chair of LSE’s Ethics Policy Committee. Susan has been appointed to the UK Cabinet Office’s Advisory Committee on Business Appointments (ACoBA), to the Stanford HAI (Stanford Institute for Human- Centered Artificial Intelligence) Advisory Council and to the UK Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation board. Susan serves on SAP’s AI Ethics Advisory Panel. She also serves on a number of other boards and advisory boards, including: the French Ambassador’s Foreign Trade Advisory Council in the UK; recent past Chair and member of the Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières US Advisory Board; and member of the board of directors of the Pasteur Institute, Care International Supervisory Board, and the American Hospital of Paris Board of Governors.
Her past professional experience includes international corporate, financial, and transactional lawyer at Sullivan & Cromwell in Paris and New York. She also 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, as well as advanced intermediate Chinese and intermediate Italian.
Anna Barberà i Aresté joined Susan Liautaud & Associates Limited in 2013 and is responsible of Research and Communications. Prior to this position, she worked on financial public relations at Ogilvy Paris. From 2009 to 2011, she joined the Conseil de Coopération Economique (CCE) as Head of Programs. She has also been in charge of donors at a French-American foundation in New York and worked for the European Patent Office (EPO) in Munich. Anna achieved a MSc in Media and Communications at the London School of Economics (LSE) and a MSc in Politics Research at Sciences po Paris (IEP). She also obtained a graduate diploma in Political Science and also in Philosophy at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB). She speaks fluent Spanish/Catalan, French and English and intermediate Italian.