Susan is currently the Head of Cross Platform Initiatives at Bloomberg LP. As such, she is responsible for a portfolio of mandates to coordinate, integrate and innovate across the media, data and analytical platforms and publications of Bloomberg worldwide. Recent projects include driving the launch of The Year Ahead, a franchise built on Bloomberg's industry data and analysis, published as a special issue of Bloomberg Businessweek, a dedicated data visualization and a Bloomberg Link senior executive two day conference with extensive presence from Bloomberg News, Television, and Radio held in Chicago in November 2013.
Previously, Susan was the Director of Knowledge Services at New Energy Finance, a subsidiary of Bloomberg. BNEF is the world's independent provider of research in renewable energy, smart energy technologies, and the carbon markets. At the firm, she launched and produced the Bloomberg New Energy Finance Summit, the leading gathering of thought leaders across the global clean energy and carbon markets, now in its seventh year.
Prior to BNEF, Susan was the CEO of First Tuesday Zurich, which she founded in 1999. The firm was a highly regarded independent think tank that supported the development of thought leader networks and innovative knowledge sharing in areas such as sustainable energy, mobile/telecom, and financial services. The firm focused on generating strategic dialogue and collaborative learning, through techniques such as scenario planning and war game simulations. First Tuesday’s forums, workshops, and awards were attended by over 23,000 people. After First Tuesday Zurich was acquired in 2006 by the professional online network XING, she became XING's Head of Network and Community Practice.
Susan is a director and co-founder of the Energy Venture Forum, the foundation which established and produces the European Energy Venture Fair in Zurich. She is an independent Director and Advisor on several boards, including The Foundation Center, InsideClimate News and the SwissNex Science Consulate.
Susan was with UBS for more than 14 years, most recently as Global Functional Head of Structured Finance and Private Banking, based in Zurich. Before moving to Europe in 1995, she held a variety of executive positions at UBS in New York, where she was responsible for their successful entry into several new financial markets and products.
Ms. Kish has spoken at TED about her experience learning to code as a senior executive, and is an experienced facilitator on topics including energy, networks, innovation, and risk. She graduated from Harvard University where she studied the History of Science, and lives with her family in Boston, USA.