Seth Faison

Seth Faison

Head of Communications at The Global Fund

Location
Switzerland
Industry
International Affairs

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Seth Faison's Summary

Head of Communications at the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria, an international financing organization devoted to treating and preventing these three highly infectious diseases.

Supervise and manage a department of professionals in media relations, on-line operations, special projects and events, marketing and branding, audio-visual, translations and publications. Guide the Global Fund's overall communications operations and strategy. Manage day-to-day communications issues. Advise senior staff on communications matters. Serve on the Global Fund's Management Executive Committee.

In the past, served as a strategic communications director, leader and manager at Sitrick and Company, a top-ranked communications consultant. Skilled writer and editor. Experienced adviser on crisis communications.

Trained as a journalist. Shanghai Bureau Chief for the New York Times. Lived and worked in China for 12 years, first as a student of the Chinese language and then as a journalist in Hong Kong and Beijing. Covered the 1989 student uprising in Tiananmen Square. Also worked as a journalist in New York, covering Wall Street, Manhattan Criminal Court, the subways, and Asian Organized Crime.

Seth Faison's Experience

Head of Communications

The Global Fund

Nonprofit; 501-1000 employees; Program Development industry

May 2012Present (2 years 5 months) Geneva Area, Switzerland

Head department of media, marketing and on-line professionals.

Managing Director, New York Office

Sitrick And Company

Public Company; 11-50 employees; Public Relations and Communications industry

July 2011April 2012 (10 months) New York

Led New York office for strategic communications firm

Deputy Director, New York Office

Sitrick And Company

Public Company; 11-50 employees; Public Relations and Communications industry

September 2007July 2011 (3 years 11 months) New York

Co-led team of professionals in New York office

Public Company; 11-50 employees; Public Relations and Communications industry

June 2006September 2007 (1 year 4 months) Los Angeles

Crisis Management Consulting

Writer

Independent

January 2000January 2006 (6 years 1 month) Los Angeles

Author of 'South of the Clouds: Exploring the Hidden Realms of China.' Lecturer on current events in China. Book reviewer.

Shanghai Bureau Chief

The New York Times

Public Company; 1001-5000 employees; NYT; Newspapers industry

January 1995January 2000 (5 years 1 month)

Reported on news events and broader political, economic and social trends all over China.

Public Company; 1001-5000 employees; NYT; Newspapers industry

August 1991January 1995 (3 years 6 months)

Covered the New York Police, Wall Street, the subways, Manhattan Criminal Court and Asian Organized Crime.

Beijing Correspondent

South China Morning Post

Public Company; 501-1000 employees; Newspapers industry

January 1988March 1991 (3 years 3 months)

Covered the student protest movement and crackdown in Tiananmen Square.

Seth Faison's Publications

  • South of the Clouds: Exploring the Hidden Realms of China

    • St. Martin's Press
    • 2004
    Authors: Seth Faison

Seth Faison's Languages

  • Chinese

  • French (rusty)

Seth Faison's Skills & Expertise

  1. Corporate Communications
  2. Speech Writing
  3. Media Relations
  4. Strategic Communications
  5. Crisis Management
  6. Marketing
  7. Crisis Communications
  8. Reputation Management
  9. Public Relations
  10. Editing
  11. Journalism
  12. Internal Communications
  13. Publications
  14. Storytelling
  15. Message Development
  16. Politics

Seth Faison's Education

Wesleyan University

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), European Intellectual History

19771981

Activities and Societies: Co-founder, Wesleyan Book Co-op

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Waldorf School of Princeton (Chairman of the Board, 2010-2012; Board Member, 2009-2012)

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