Juan Verde is an internationally renowned strategist for both the private and public sectors. As a professional, Mr. Verde designs innovative strategies to attract foreign investment, accelerate economic development, and establish strategic alliances. He also specializes in sustainable development.
Within the political arena, Mr. Verde has worked with some of today’s most relevant political figures such as former presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, former Vice President Al Gore, the late Senator Ted Kennedy, and former Secretary of State John Kerry. In the public sector, he has worked with the governments of Lithuania, Gibraltar, and the United States, as well as numerous governors and mayors in Latin America. Within the corporate sector, Mr. Verde has served as a consultant for a variety of prestigious companies such as Google, Cisco, SAS, and Banco Santander in the United States. He has also collaborated with institutions such as the Inter-American Development Bank, Harvard University, and the World Bank.
Mr. Verde was appointed by President Barack Obama as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Europe and Eurasia at the US Department of Commerce where he led the department’s efforts to solve trade policy and market access issues faced by US firms, seeking to grow their business operations in Europe and Eurasia.
A long-time advocate for environmental causes, sustainability and the fight against climate change, Verde partnered with former Vice President Al Gore to establish and lead “The Climate Project Spain.” Actually, Juan Verde is the President of Advance Leadership Foundation, from where his mission is to create a network of global future leaders who will gain the skills and experiences needed to benefit their economies, companies, communities and their countries.
Juan Verde provides business and political advice on strategy, market expansion, sustainability and globalisation to governments, institutions and corporations in the U.S., Latin America and Europe. An outstanding speaker and communicator, he brings a unique vision and a global understanding about the future of the economy, and the key strategies that any company or institution should follow when they plan to grow and expand.
He holds a Masters Degree in Public Administration from Harvard University. In 2012, he was elected to the Alumni Board of Directors at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and International Relations from Boston University.