Melanie Billings-Yun

Adjunct Professor on Negotiation, Georgetown and Portland Universities

    Dr. Melanie Billings-Yun, author of Beyond Dealmaking: Five Steps to Negotiating Profitable Relationships, is an adjunct professor at Georgetown and Portland State Universities and an international consultant on relationship-based negotiation. Formerly senior partner at the Singapore-based negotiation consulting firm, Global Resolutions, she has helped scores of organizations and individuals across Asia, North America, Europe and the Middle East reach agreements, resolve disputes, and build more productive relationships. Her list of over 50 corporate clients includes the world’s leading financial institutions, consulting firms, and global brands.

    Throughout her career Melanie has promoted the professional advancement of women: from heading the Women’s Institute on Continuing Education in Paris to co-founding the Professional Women’s Committee of the American Chamber of Commerce in Korea. She speaks to women’s associations around the world on finding their voice—most recently giving a Ted-X Women talk on “Breaking the Sound Barrier.”

    Dr. Billings-Yun holds a Ph.D. from Harvard University, an MSc from the London School of Economics, and a BS from Portland State University. She has lived in England, France, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea, and Thailand. She and her husband, Ambassador Joseph Yun, live in Washington, DC, and Portland, Oregon.