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Ruth Shapiro

Chief Executive, Centre for Asian Philanthropy and Society


Dr. Ruth A. Shapiro is the Chief Executive of the Centre for Asian Philanthropy and Society (CAPS), a Hong Kong based non-profit. CAPS is a center of excellence promoting transparency, good governance and accountability for philanthropy and non-profit management in Asia. Dr. Shapiro is the editor of The Real Problem Solvers, Social Entrepreneurs in the America which will be published in China with the addition of Chinese social entrepreneurs in July, 2014.

Ruth Shapiro founded the Asia Business Council and served as its Executive Director from 1997 until May 2007. Prior to this, she worked in the field of international development and held management positions at the Academy for Educational Development, the Harvard Institute of International Development and Global Outlook. Dr. Shapiro holds a doctorate from Stanford University and Masters Degrees from Harvard University and George Washington University. She completed her undergraduate work at the University of Michigan.