As an internationally recognized anti-corruption expert, Suzanne Rich Folsom serves as an expert advisor on anti-corruption to The National Academy for Public Administration. Most recently, she has represented the Academy in a USAID review of the Iraq Civil Service Curriculum. She possesses extensive experience in the Middle East. Previously, Suzanne Rich Folsom served in Amman, Jordan, as the Private Secretary to Her Majesty Queen Noor of Jordan. Her work on behalf of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan covered a wide array of issues with both neighboring and Western countries.
Suzanne Rich Folsom continued to build her extensive regulatory and government network, not only in the Middle East but around the world, while representing multinational corporations, government officials, and high-profile individuals on behalf of O'Melveny & Myers, LLP and Cadwaldaer, Wickersham & Taft. Her role as Counselor to the President of the World Bank Group, Director of its Department of Institutional Integrity and earlier Head of its US Affairs Group, enabled Suzanne Rich Folsom to strengthen her thriving international network in the Bank's 185 member countries.
After spearheading the World Bank's global investigative, sanctioning, and compliance reform as well as contributing to strengthening its anti-corruption policy, Suzanne Rich Folsom was recruited to join the American International Group, Inc. at a critical juncture in the corporation's history. She served as the Vice President, Chief Regulatory & Compliance Officer and Deputy General Counsel for AIG after the determination of the material weakness and throughout the height of 2008's financial crisis. Suzanne Rich Folsom worked closely with more than 500 regulatory bodies in the 130+ countries where AIG operates in order to help stabilize the company. Her work in establishing and implementing a world-class regulatory and compliance framework at AIG has been recognized globally.
Suzanne Rich Folsom's myriad accomplishments include civic stewardship of a number of non-profit organizations whose missions focus on ethics, education, health, defense, historic preservation, sports and diplomacy and the rights of women and children. Suzanne Rich Folsom graduated from Georgetown University Law Center with a JD, cum laude, and holds an undergraduate degree from Duke University. In addition to her busy professional schedule, she frequently gives public talks about the issues that are important to her.