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 worked 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.
Mr. Gaston Melo-Felgueres
Gaston has extensive experience in the Americas having worked as a Trade Commissioner and Cultural officer for the Canadian and Mexican governments, making him an expert in Latin American business and risk planning. He also has a background in strategic communications, AI and multilateral institutions from working at Dataminr, the OECD, and Silog-Mexico. Gaston holds an MA in International Economics and Conflict Management from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies and is trilingual in Spanish, French and English.