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William P. Fuller

William P. Fuller

President Emeritus, The Asia Foundation 

​William P. Fuller has served as a leader in US and international organizations for over 50 years.  He has held senior management positions at the Ford Foundation, the World Bank, UNICEF, U.S. AID, and been the President and CEO of The Asia Foundation, from 1989 until 2004.  Bill has lived in Paris, Jakarta, Bangladesh, Thailand, Cairo, and New York. From 2004 to 2008 he was Vice Chairman and Senior Adviser of ChinaVest, a merchant bank with offices in Shanghai, Beijing and San Francisco. 

Mr. Fuller has won numerous awards during his illustrious career including the President’s Meritorious Service Award (twice), USAID’s Distinguished Honor Prize, Korea’s Medal for Diplomatic Service, the Citizen’s Award from the World Affairs Council, and the Mongolian Medal of Friendship.  Bill currently serves on multiple Boards including Give2Asia, the World Affairs Council, Japan Society of Northern California, Asia Society of Northern California, Array Networks, the China Foundation for Education and Culture in Taiwan, and the Bank of the Orient.  He is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the President’s Council of the United Religions Initiative,  and has been a Board member of the 1990 Institute for over a decade.

Bill holds B.A., and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from Stanford University and an M.B.A. from Harvard University.

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