Susanne von Bassewitz is President of Zonta International and Zonta International Foundation. Before
starting her own consultancy, she held leadership positions at major international corporations for 23
years. Her responsibilities were corporate communications with brand management, corporate identity
and change communications as areas of focus. Prior to this, she conducted university research on mass
communications.
Susanne has been a Zontian since 1994 and is a member of the Zonta Club of Düsseldorf II, Germany. She
was elected 2016-2018 President-Elect and  2014-2016 Vice President. She served as Public Relations
and Communications Committee Chairman from 2012-2014, International Director from 2010-2012,
Area Director from 2006-2008, Vice Area Director from 2004-2006, and District Nominating Committee
Chairman from 2000- 2002.
Susanne holds a Master’s degree and Ph.D. in mass communications research, Roman languages and
philosophy. In addition to her professional endeavors and involvement with Zonta International, she is a
frequent lecturer at German universities, where she presents seminars on communications management
and other topics. Her personal interests include reading, music and tennis, and she enjoys spending time
with her family and friends.
Message from the International President
Just a few days after nearly 2,500 Zonta members and guests gathered for Zonta International's
memorable and inspiring 64th Convention in Yokohama, our host district experienced a natural disaster.
Floodings and landslides caused by torrential rainfall have ravaged western Japan, and the danger is still
not over.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Japanese Zonta members and their loved ones who have been
affected by the flooding and landslides, and to all people who have lost a family member or friend, saw
their homes destroyed or damaged, and still live in fear.
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Suzanne von Bassewitz is Zonta International President
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Zonta Club of Arlington Area

Zonta International

Suzanne von Bassewitz is Zonta International President
 for the International President's Corner Blog
 for additional information about Zonta International.
Susanne von Bassewitz is President of Zonta International
and Zonta International Foundation. Before starting her
own consultancy, she held leadership positions at major
international corporations for 23 years. Her responsibilities
were corporate communications with brand management,
corporate identity and change communications as areas of
focus. Prior to this, she conducted university research on
mass communications.
Susanne has been a Zontian since 1994 and is a member of
the Zonta Club of Düsseldorf II, Germany. She was elected
2016-2018 President-Elect and  2014-2016 Vice President.
She served as Public Relations and Communications
Committee Chairman from 2012-2014, International
Director from 2010-2012, Area Director from 2006-2008,
Vice Area Director from 2004-2006, and District
Nominating Committee Chairman from 2000- 2002.
Susanne holds a Master’s degree and Ph.D. in mass
communications research, Roman languages and
philosophy. In addition to her professional endeavors and
involvement with Zonta International, she is a frequent
lecturer at German universities, where she presents
seminars on communications management and other topics.
Her personal interests include reading, music and tennis,
and she enjoys spending time with her family and friends.
Message from the International President
Just a few days after nearly 2,500 Zonta members and
guests gathered for Zonta International's memorable and
inspiring 64th Convention in Yokohama, our host district
experienced a natural disaster. Floodings and landslides
caused by torrential rainfall have ravaged western Japan,
and the danger is still not over.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Japanese Zonta
members and their loved ones who have been affected by
the flooding and landslides, and to all people who have lost a
family member or friend, saw their homes destroyed or
damaged, and still live in fear.