Executive Vice President

Cedric L. Suzman, D.B.A.
executive vice president and director of programming
World Affairs Council of Atlanta

Dr. Suzman is currently executive vice president & director of programming, World Affairs Council of Atlanta, and international business scholar, Robinson College of Business, Georgia State University. In this capacity, he is responsible for developing and implementing the public outreach and business programs for the new council.

Dr. Suzman served as director of programming for the Southern Center for International Studies from its inception in 1977 until his retirement in 2009. He was appointed vice president and elected to the board of trustees of the Southern Center in 1988. From 1974-1977, Dr. Suzman was an associate professor in the College of Management, Georgia Institute of Technology. From 1969-1974, he was senior lecturer, Graduate School of Business Administration, University of the Witwatersrand, and served as coordinator of the school’s Executive Development Program. He also served as the school’s acting director in 1973.

Dr. Suzman holds a B.Sc. (Engineering) from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa, and M.B.A. and D.B.A. degrees from the Harvard Business School. He has edited and co-authored a number of publications on foreign direct investment, export management and strategic planning. He has lectured on executive management courses, including the Emory University Executive/Evening M.B.A. programs, the University of Pittsburgh Management Program for Executives and the University of Michigan International Marketing Management seminar. Dr. Suzman is a member of the advisory board of the Georgia Tech Center for Business Education & Research (GT CIBER) and the International Affairs Advisory Board at Kennesaw State University, and in 2004, he was appointed by Mayor Shirley Franklin to the Atlanta Sister City Commission.