Dr. Astrid S. Tuminez joined Microsoft in 2012 as Regional Director for Corporate, External and Legal Affairs (Southeast Asia). She is the former Vice-Dean (Research) and Assistant Dean (Executive Education) of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore.  Her 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 the Carnegie Corporation of New York. She ran the Moscow office of the Harvard Project on Strengthening Democratic Institutions in the 1990s, and worked with key reformers including Mikhail Gorbachev and Eduard Shevardnadze.  She sits on the boards of the Singapore American School, the Bank of the Philippine Islands, and ASKI Global, an NGO that promotes financial literacy and entrepreneurship among migrant workers in Singapore. She is an international advisor to the Global Economic Symposium and, formerly, to the Institute on Disability and Public Policy in ASEAN and the Asian Women’s Leadership University project. She 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 Salzburg Global 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. A permanent member and former Adjunct Fellow of the Council on Foreign Relations in New York, 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 of Foreign Policy; and numerous articles, essays and op-eds on a range of subjects.  She was awarded the 2016 Gold Standard Award for Professional Excellence by Public Affairs Asia for her work in corporate affairs and public policy and holds a B.A. from Brigham Young University, a Master’s from Harvard University, and a Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.