President and CEO, Asia Society

Sheeran is responsible for advancing the Asia Society’s global work in the fields of arts and culture, policy and business, and education.Sheeran also serves as the UN Special Envoy to Haiti, representing the UN Secretary General in advancing Haiti’s 2030 vision and in helping secure an end to the transmission of cholera in Haiti.

Sheeran is former vice chair of the World Economic Forum where she helped advance global initiatives encompassing global, regional and industry agendas such as Grow Africa, which has attracted $10 billion to end hunger and malnutrition in Africa.

Sheeran was formerly the executive director of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), serving up to 100 million of the world’s most hungry each year. Under Sheeran’s leadership, the WFP increased its donor base to more than 100 nations.