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 platforms and publications of Bloomberg worldwide. 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 fourth year.
Previously, 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 is an experienced public speaker and facilitator at corporate events and universities, on topics including networks, innovation, and risk. She graduated from Harvard University and lives with her family in Boston, USA.