Suzanne Dee Pedersen

Suzanne Dee Pedersen is Director of Culture & Talent at Asian Development Bank (ADB). She joint ADB after nearly ten years as Chief of the Talent Management Branch in the specialized United Nation agency, International Labour Organization (ILO). Throughout her career she has been an advocate for ambitious organizational change and driven organizational development, process optimization and service innovation for impact and results. With more than nine years serving at the director level, she has extensive experience leading from a strategic platform and managing larger teams.  She holds a BSc in International Business Administration and Languages, an MSc in Economics and Business Administration, majoring in Human Resource Management, and a PhD in Business Administration, specializing in Learning and Innovation. Prior to joining the ILO, she worked for several years at the Copenhagen Business School (CBS) as an associate professor teaching strategic HRD, adult and organizational learning as well as leadership and organizational development. In addition to her duties at CBS, she worked as an innovation specialist and senior consultant in the public and private sector as well as in creative industries and arts. She carried out a range of responsibilities including project and programme management, design and execution of leadership educational programmes, business start-ups, organizational strategizing and coaching. She embraces diversity as a basic condition for personal and organizational growth.