Asia Society Announces Executive Transition
NEW YORK, October 1, 2020 — Josette Sheeran has decided to step down as president and CEO of Asia Society, effective December 31, 2020. Josette has been a steadfast partner to the institution, not only through the supreme challenges of this year, but over the last seven years, as she worked with the board of trustees to build this institution into the powerful, global organization it is now.
Over the course of her tenure, Asia Society led a capital campaign that secured more than $100 million to advance its substance, reach, impact, and brand. This included launching the Asia Society Policy Institute; launching the highly impactful Asia Game Changer Awards; adding offices in Japan and Switzerland, for a total of 12 global centers; and advancing Asia Society’s pivot to innovative global digital programming, outreach, and events.
We are grateful to her for her many efforts, for her leadership, and for her love of this institution. The board, the management team, and the staff will work to achieve a smooth transition and to ensure the institution is in the best place to advance its mission at this critical time.