Senior Vice President and Director, Washington, D.C.

Nancy Yuan is senior vice president and director of The Asia Foundation’s Washington, DC office. Her government relations responsibilities include representation to the U.S. government, diplomatic community, Congress, and policy community and private sector; policy input, and program liaison with 18 offices in Asia, the San Francisco headquarters; and programming in Asian affairs in Washington. She joined the Foundation in 1985 as a program officer in the Asian-American Exchange program focusing on legislative, business development, judicial/legal and media exchanges. She later served as grantee advisor for all long-term Asia Foundation fellows. Yuan is a Board Member Director of the Committee of 100, and also serves on the Advisory Committee for the National Committee on North Korea.

Education: Bachelor’s degree from Barnard College; master’s degree from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs.


Phone: (202) 588-9420
Email: nancy.yuan@asiafoundation.org