Susana Carrillo

Former Senior Specialist, Donor Relations - Development Finance
The World Bank
Member-at-Large, NAFSA Board of Directors

Susana Carrillo has more than 20 years of experience in international development, strategy and business and global partnerships. She serves as the senior adviser to the International Department, Brazilian System for Workforce and Skills Development. She was an adjunct professor at the Honors College, George Mason University. She worked for more than 15 years with the World Bank on institutional strategy, knowledge and learning, and managing large policy reform operations. She previously worked with the United Nations as a chief of programs. Carrillo worked in more than 15 countries in Latin America, Africa, and Asia, accelerating results through development of vital multi-sector partnerships (including with government, business, and higher education organizations). She has lived in West Africa, Europe, and Central and South America. Fluent in Spanish, French, and Portuguese, Carrillo obtained a BA (double major) in international relations and Latin American studies from George Mason University; a master’s degree in social and economic development from the Graduate School of International and Development Studies, Geneva (Switzerland), and a global masters from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University. She completed course work at the Graduate School of Economics, Birmingham University (United Kingdom) and obtained a joint executive degree from the Cheng Kuong Graduate School of Business (Beijing), the Indian Institute of Management, Skolkovo School of Management (Russia), and Fundacao Dom Cabral Graduate School of Business (Brazil).