Dr. Vanessa Neumann
Founder & President
Dr. Neumann is an authority on Latin American politics and business competitive environment. She is the author Blood Profits: How American Consumers Unwittingly Fund Terrorists (St. Martin’s Press, 2017). Dr. Neumann served four years on the OECD’s Task Force on Countering Illicit Trade (since its inception) and on their Advisory Group. From March 2019 through October 2020, she worded ad honorem as the Official Representative for Venezuela’s Interim President Juan Guaidó to the United Kingdom and Ireland. She holds a Ph.D. in political theory from Columbia University, and is a fellow at Yale University’s Global Justice Program.
In the early 1990s, Dr. Neumann worked in corporate planning and corporate finance for a Latin American conglomerate, culminating in its IPO (initial public offering) on the New York Stock Exchange in 1993, making the company only the third in all of Latin America to be listed on the NYSE.
Dr. Neumann is a widely sought speaker and media commentator.