Curtis S. Chin
Business Leader, Innovator, Policy Maker
Curtis S. Chin, a former U.S. ambassador to the Asian Development Bank (ADB) under Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama, is the inaugural Asia Fellow of the Milken Institute, a non-partisan economic think tank with operations in Los Angeles, Washington, Singapore and London. As a member of the ADB board, Curtis pushed for strengthened governance, risk management and development efforts focused on people, planet and partnership, particularly in Asia's least-developed nations. Curtis is a managing director with advisory firm RiverPeak Group LLC, through which he advises a range of startups 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. Previously, Curtis was previously 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.