Allen Choate was formerly The Asia Foundation’s executive vice president. Over the past 50 years with The Asia Foundation, he has served as director of the Washington D.C. office, director of China Program Development, and as the Foundation’s country representative in Japan, Vietnam, Laos, and Thailand. At critical moments, he also has served as the Foundation’s senior advisor in Nepal and the Philippines and as acting representative for the Foundation in Pakistan, Afghanistan, India, and Korea.

Allen Choate has been a member of a number of boards and councils, including the Advisory Council for the Graduate School of Business Administration at Chulalongkorn University, Thailand; the Institute for Government Administration and Local Areas Development in Thailand; as well as on the U.S. Committee, Council for Security Cooperation in the Asia-Pacific and the U.S. National Committee for Pacific Economic Cooperation.

Education: Bachelor’s degree from Boston College; master’s degree in Comparative Government at the University of Michigan; and doctorate of philosophy studies at Columbia University. In addition, Mr. Choate was an International Fellow at the Center for International Affairs at Harvard University in 1993 and 1994.