Susan Liautaud

Founder The Ethics Incubator, Teaches Cutting Edge Ethics at Stanford University, Advises Global Leaders on Ethics Matters

Susan Liautaud is Founder and Managing Director of Susan Liautaud & Associates Limited (SLAL), a consultancy in ethics matters internationally. She recently launched a non-profit, independent, cross-sector laboratory and collaborative platform for innovative ethics called The Ethics Incubator. She also serves as Vice Chair of Court of Governors of the London School of Economics and Political Science and as Chair of LSE’s Ethics Policy Committee. 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 currently serves on the French Ambassador’s Foreign Trade Advisory Council in the UK and on several non-profit boards, including: recently stepping down as Chair of the Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières US Advisory Board, member of the board of directors of the Pasteur Institute, Vice Chair of the American Hospital of Paris Board of Governors, member of Care International Supervisory Board, and trustee of 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. 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.