Kevin Rudd

Kevin Rudd is Asia Society's president and CEO, as well as the president of the Asia Society Policy Institute, which he has led since January 2015. From 2007 to 2010, he was Australia's 26th Prime Minister, then served as Foreign Minister from 2010 to 2012 before returning to the position of Prime Minister in 2013. Rudd holds an honors degree in Chinese studies from the Australian National University and is proficient in Mandarin. He also attended Taipei's National Taiwan Normal University.