David Arnold

Mr. Arnold is a highly respected international development veteran with years of experience across Asia-Pacific and the Middle East. He is currently the sixth president of The Asia Foundation. Between 2003 and 2010, he was president of the American University in Cairo. He served for six years as executive vice president of the Institute of International Education, the world’s largest educational exchange organization. From 1984 to 1997, Mr. Arnold worked for the Ford Foundation, serving as its first program officer in the field of governance and then for six years as the organization’s representative in India, Nepal, and Sri Lanka. He is a frequent public speaker on issues of governance and development in Asia-Pacific. Mr. Arnold holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan and a master’s degree in public administration from Michigan State University.​