Sean Randolph is senior director of the Bay Area Council Economic Institute, where he served as president and CEO from 1998–2015. In this capacity, he also provides executive management to the Bay Area Science and Innovation Consortium (BASIC).
Randolph previously served as director of international trade for the State of California (1994–1998), where he directed international programs to stimulate exports and introduce California companies to overseas markets. Before service with the state, he was managing director of the RSR Pacific Group, an international business consulting firm specializing in Asia and Latin America. His professional career includes extensive experience in the U.S. government, where he served on Congress staffs (1976–1980) and the White House staff (1980–1981). Randolph holds a JD from the Georgetown University Law Center, a PhD from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy (Tufts and Harvard Universities), and a BSFS from Georgetown’s School of Foreign Service. He also studied at the London School of Economics.