Curtis S. Chin

Curtis S. Chin, a Milken Institute Asia fellow, is a former trustee of World Education Services of New York and a former U.S. ambassador to the Asian Development Bank under Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama. As a member of the ADB board, he pushed for strengthened governance, risk management and development efforts focused on people, planet and partnership, particularly in Asia's least-developed nations. In addition, Chin is a managing director with advisory firm RiverPeak Group LLC and advises startup firms and impact investors in Asia. This includes serving on the advisory boards of Equator Pure Nature, a leading ASEAN-based, natural consumer products company, and the Dolma Impact Fund, the first international equity fund focused on Nepal. He also serves as Executive Advisor to private equity fund TAEL Partners. Chin previously was a senior executive with Burson-Marsteller, overseeing Beijing and Hong Kong operations and providing counsel to governments and businesses in stakeholder engagement, public affairs, corporate responsibility, crisis management and market entry.

Ambassadorial Post(s)

Asian Development Bank, (2007 - 2010)

Areas of Expertise