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Susann Roth

Chief of Knowledge Management
Asian Development Bank (ADB)

Susann leads the Asian Development Bank’s knowledge and innovation management program. She led the development of ADB's new Knowledge Management Action Plan  (KMAP) which moves ADB from transactional KM to transformational KM. Susann's co-chairs ADB's Interim Knowledge Governance Group, and serves as member of the ADB Digital Innovation Sandbox Steering Committee. She co-leads the design and implementation of ADB's new digital KM project. Her team coordinates the implementation of KMAP and has also set up ADB’s innovation hub. The hub supports futures thinking and foresight, design thinking, decision making in complex contexts, institutional change management, and innovation- and knowledge ecosystem development in developing member countries. Susann regularly authors blogs, articles, and books chapters on foresight, KM and change management.

Susann holds a MD degree and a PhD from the University of Heidelberg in Germany, and a Master of Public Health and Policy from the University of the Philippines.  She completed her internships at Duke University, and Baylor College in the US and completed her research for a PhD at the University of Washington.  She is trained in strategic foresight, change and knowledge management, digital transformation, leadership, adult learning and in corporate management.


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