Sean Hinton

Director, Open Society Economic Advancement Program, Open Society Foundations

About Sean Hinton

Sean Hinton joined the Open Society Foundations in September 2015 as director of the Economic Advancement Program and chief executive officer of the Soros Economic Development Fund.

Prior to this, Hinton was principal of Terbish Partners, which he founded in 2007 to provide strategic advisory services focusing on China, Mongolia, and Africa and the social and economic impact of large-scale extractive investments. He was a long-term senior advisor to Goldman Sachs (Asia) and the Rio Tinto group. His other roles have included: deputy chairman of SouthGobi Resources; special advisor to the CEO of SOHO China; and chairman of China Networks. Hinton has over 25 years of experience in China and Mongolia, where he lived from 1988 to 1995. He subsequently served as Mongolia’s first honorary consul-general in Australia.

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