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David D. Arnold Set to take over Presidency of Asia Foundation in January 2011; Douglas Bereuter to Retire

June 9, 2010

David D. Arnold

David D. Arnold

On Monday, The Asia Foundation announced David D. Arnold will become its new president in January 2011. A highly respected philanthropy and development veteran, Mr. Arnold is currently the president of the American University in Cairo and is a former Ford Foundation representative who worked for years in India, Nepal, and Sri Lanka. He also served as executive vice president and interim president at the Institute of International Education in New York. “I have known and admired the work of The Asia Foundation for many years, and am honored to be the next president of this visionary organization,” said Mr. Arnold. “Sensitivity, knowledge, and agility have long been hallmarks of the Foundation’s programs and people, and the assistance it provides throughout Asia is critical to the future development of the region. I am joining The Asia Foundation with great enthusiasm and a strong commitment to its mission, values, and aspirations.” Read full announcement.

Doug Bereuter

Douglas Bereuter

Mr. Arnold succeeds former Congressman Douglas Bereuter as president and CEO, who retires from his leadership position December 31, 2010, having fulfilled a six-year commitment to the Board of Trustees. In a related statement Monday, The Asia Foundation announced it has experienced unprecedented growth and diversification in programming, funding, and staff under Congressman Bereuter’s successful tenure. “It’s been a very special privilege to lead this remarkable organization,” Mr. Bereuter said. “I am proud of the work we have done to actively invest in Asian organizations, coalitions, and citizens, and I hand the presidency over with both satisfaction and confident anticipation of its exciting future. Events in Asia critically affect American and global peace and prosperity; therefore, the work of The Asia Foundation has never been more important.” Read full announcement.

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