Larry Greenwood

Senior Associate (Non-resident), Simon Chair in Political Economy

Larry Greenwood is a consultant advising on government relations and international economic policy, with expertise in trade, finance, development, and Asia. Until July 2015, he was senior managing director for government relations in Asia for MetLife. He joined the company in May 2011 and was responsible for working with governments, legislatures, and industry associations to shape financial policies and regulations in Asia. During his four years at MetLife, he helped build a new government relations team in Asia, open new businesses in Vietnam, Malaysia, and Myanmar, and supported U.S. negotiators in the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations. Mr. Greenwood served from 2006 to 2011 as vice president at the Asian Development Bank in Manila, Philippines, where he oversaw loan and grant operations in East and Southeast Asia and the Pacific Island countries. Mr. Greenwood was a career diplomat from 1976 to 2006 and served in a variety of positions in the State Department in Washington, D.C., and at U.S. embassies in Manila, Dakar, Tokyo, and Singapore. He served as U.S. ambassador to the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum from 2000 to 2003 and led the team supporting presidential participation in APEC Summits in Brunei, Shanghai, and Los Cabos. Mr. Greenwood retired in 2006 as principal deputy assistant secretary in the Economic Bureau of the State Department, where he was responsible for international financial and development matters, including leading the restructuring of Iraqi debt in 2005. He holds a B.A. from Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Florida, and an M.A.L.D. from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy in Medford, Massachusetts.