DR ASTRID TUMINEZ
Regional Director, Corporate, External and Legal Affairs (Southeast Asia) Microsoft Singapore
Dr. Astrid S. Tuminez joined Microsoft as Regional Director for Corporate, External and Legal Affairs (Southeast Asia). Her teamsupports 15 markets and drives government affairs, policy and regulatory engagements, academic and non-profit relations, and other activities to enhance understanding and use of technology for the public good. She is also the former Vice-Dean (Research) and Assistant Dean (Executive Education) of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore. Previous positions include senior consultant to the U.S. Institute of Peace, Director of Research (alternative investments) at AIG Global Investment, and program officer at Carnegie Corp of New York. Astrid ran the Moscow office of the Harvard Project on Strengthening Democratic Institutions in the 1990s. She sits on the boards of Singapore American School and the Bank of the Philippine Islands, and is an international advisor to the Global Economic Symposium and, formerly, the Institute on Disability and Public Policy and the Asian Women’s Leadership University project. Astrid received the Filipina Women’s Network’s “100 Most Influential” Filipinas recognition in 2013. She has been a U.S. Institute of Peace Scholar, a Freeman Fellow of the SalzburgGlobal Seminar, a fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School, a Distinguished Alumna of Brigham Young University, and a fellowship recipient of the Social Science Research Council and the MacArthur Foundation Astrid is a permanent member and former Adjunct Fellow of the Council on Foreign Relations. She is the author of Rising to the Top? A Report on Women’s Leadership in Asia; Russian Nationalism Since 1856. Ideology and the Making Foreign Policy; and other articles, essays and op-eds on a range of subjects. She holds a B.A. from Brigham Young University, a Master’s from Harvard University, and a Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She is married and has three children.
Session title: Making money from meeting the SDGs? An overarching approach to sustainable development