Founder

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Steven Fox

CEO
New York

Steven is the founder and CEO of Veracity. He regularly advises business leaders worldwide on political and corruption risk issues in emerging markets with a particular focus on sub-Saharan Africa. He has extensive experience in the mining, energy, and telecommunications sectors and has presented at the World Economic Forum, the World Bank, and the Harvard Business School. In July 2013, his anti-corruption advisory work in Guinea was profiled in The New Yorker magazine. Prior to founding Veracity, Steven served as a US diplomat in Burundi, France, Washington, and Algeria. Steven holds degrees from Princeton, Cambridge, and INSEAD, and speaks French.

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Avery Salinger

Analyst
New York

Avery works directly with Veracity CEO Steven Fox to provide operational support and conduct research on a wide range of projects. He also supports marketing and business development efforts on behalf of the firm’s global offices. Avery graduated from Dartmouth College, where he focused on international relations, comparative politics, and political theory. He also studied at the London School of Economics and Political Science, where he researched global intellectual property rights and the impact of social media on traditional understandings of terrorist networks.

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Aziz El-Kaissouni

Associate Director
London

Aziz focuses on corruption and political risk in the Middle East and North Africa, drawing on several years’ experience in journalism and political analysis. Prior to joining Veracity, Aziz served as the lead political analyst for the European Union Delegation in Cairo, where he provided daily briefs to EU officials on political and security developments in Egypt. He also served as a Middle East adviser for Oxfam Great Britain and as an Egypt correspondent for Reuters. In 2014, he was a visiting fellow at the European Council on Foreign Relations in London, where he spoke regularly in the media and at workshops on Egyptian politics. Aziz holds a BA in political science from the American University in Cairo, and an MA in international relations from the University of California, San Diego’s School of Global Policy and Strategy. He speaks Arabic and English.

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Benjamin Weiss

Associate Director
New York

Benjamin researches corruption and political and business risk in South Asia, drawing on several years’ experience in policy analysis and strategic communications. Prior to joining Veracity, he worked with the Brookings Institution in New Delhi and the Combating Terrorism Center at West Point. Benjamin has presented research to the US Department of State and National Security Council on the role of civil society in India and Pakistan, published commentary on South Asian politics in Foreign Policy and The Hindu, and served as an editorial fellow at the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs. Benjamin earned a BA in journalism and political science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a master’s degree in international security policy and South Asian affairs from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA).

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Brook Jerue

Director
New York

Brook manages complex projects and client relationships. He joined Veracity following 14 years in the US Marine Corps, where he served as an F/A-18 pilot and aviation/fire support targeting officer. During his military service, Brook planned and executed aviation and special operations missions in the Middle East, North Africa, and Asia. From 2010 to 2012, he served in the Marine Forces Special Operations Command, focusing on intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance, and from 2014 to 2016 he helped run the aviation arm of a US defense contracting company. Brook earned a master’s degree in international security policy, specializing in East Asian affairs, from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA).
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Carla McRoberts

Director
London

Carla leads Veracity’s business-development efforts in the firm’s London office, focusing on client relations and marketing. Drawing on years of experience in the international banking industry, she leverages deep familiarity with large financial firms to provide clients with an informed, business-centered perspective on potential deals. Carla previously worked at Citibank, where she helped companies and governments across Latin America access US equity markets, and at JP Morgan, where she focused on US equity products for companies in Eastern and Western Europe, Israel, and Egypt. Carla received her BA in political science from Boston College.

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Chiemi Hayashi

Director
London

Chiemi coordinates Veracity’s corporate strategy and marketing efforts, while supporting the firm’s business development activities in Japan. Previously she was the head of research for the Risk Response Network at the World Economic Forum, following several years at Goldman Sachs, where she worked on investment and risk-related issues in the financial sector, in both Tokyo and London. Chiemi holds a BA from the International Christian University, Tokyo; an international business diploma from the University of California, Berkley; and an MPhil from the University of Cambridge in the UK. She speaks Japanese, English, Portuguese, French, and Spanish.
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Christian Perlingiere

Director
New York

Christian is Veracity’s Latin America practice leader and has handled political risk matters and stakeholder engagement in Latin America, Africa, and Asia. Prior to joining Veracity, he worked in the mining and metals industry, where he analyzed political, social, environmental, and reputational risks linked to major logistics and mining projects. Christian has also developed financial compliance and investor relations projects in Latin America and Asia. He earned his BS in foreign service from Georgetown University and completed training in finance and management at the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business. Christian has lived and worked in Brazil, China, and Singapore. He speaks Portuguese, Mandarin, Italian, and Spanish.

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David Alm

Editor
New York

David works with Veracity’s global staff to ensure consistent editorial standards across client reports, thought-leadership pieces, and marketing materials. He came to Veracity with 14 years’ experience in magazine and online journalism, and has written about business, politics, the arts, and competitive distance running for more than a dozen print and Web-based publications. David is also an adjunct professor of journalism at Hunter College-CUNY and has also taught at the School of Professional Studies at NYU. He received his BA from St. Olaf College and his MA from the University of Chicago. He speaks Italian and German.

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David Seale

Director
New York

David rejoins Veracity, where he led investigations in Latin America and Asia from 2009 to 2012, following five years in the Brazilian real estate sector. Prior to joining Veracity in 2009, David produced detailed investment guides on key emerging markets for major media concerns such as Condé Nast Publications and Foreign Affairs magazine. In this role he interviewed political and business leaders in Nigeria, Angola, Brazil, Turkey, and Saudi Arabia, among other countries. David holds a bachelor’s degree in communications and international studies from the University of Technology Sydney and speaks Spanish and Portuguese.

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Greg Mendoza

Associate
New York

Greg focuses on corruption and political risk in Latin America, with a background in research and policy analysis. Before joining Veracity, he conducted public opinion research for international political campaigns at a leading polling and strategic communications firm. He has also worked at the Council on Foreign Relations, where he researched political, economic, and energy developments in Latin America, and at a consulting firm in Mexico City. Greg earned a BA in international studies and history at Northwestern University, and a master’s in international affairs from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. He speaks Spanish.

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James Blake

Associate Director
New York

James advises multinational clients on political, business, and reputational risks, with a regional focus on the Middle East. James began his career at The Risk Advisory Group, working as a geopolitical analyst in London, before joining the International Monetary Fund in Washington, DC, as an analyst, and the International Rescue Committee (IRC) in New York. He was in Turkey during the height of the European refugee crisis to help the IRC understand the evolving political context and guide its European response. He also led longer-term projects to help the IRC’s leadership understand and respond to major humanitarian catastrophes in Syria, Iraq, and Nigeria. James has traveled as an analyst across much of the Middle East and North Africa, along with parts of Sub-Saharan Africa and Southeast Asia. He holds masters degrees in both international relations, from St. Andrews University, Scotland, and Near and Middle Eastern studies from the School of Oriental and African Studies, London.

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Julius Tintelnot

Associate Director
London

Based in London, Julius advises multinationals on corruption and reputation risks associated with acquisitions and local partner selection in emerging markets. Prior to joining Veracity, he was a member of the Clinton Foundation’s foreign policy unit, responsible for briefing former President Clinton on political and economic developments, particularly in Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. He also helped drive the strategic expansion of the Foundation’s international development programs, operated by more than 2,100 staff and volunteers in 36 countries. Previously, Julius conducted business development and investment research in the commodities and infrastructure sectors for a New York-based financial services firm. He holds a BA from McGill University and speaks German.

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Matthew Hunt

Director
London

Based in London, Matthew has over a decade’s experience in the business intelligence and political risk industry, and is predominantly focused on assisting Veracity’s legal sector clients worldwide. He has a particular focus on the Spanish and Portuguese speaking worlds, having worked and studied in both Iberia and Latin America. Matthew began his career as a geopolitical analyst working in London for The Risk Advisory Group after earning an MA in International Relations and Spanish from the University of St. Andrews. Additionally, Matthew earned an LLB from London’s BPP Law School. He joined Veracity after several years as a director at Livingstone & Company, a London-based boutique global strategic intelligence firm. Matthew speaks fluent Spanish.

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Matthew Michaelides

Associate
New York

Matthew researches corruption and business risks in Latin America and supports Veracity’s business development efforts. Prior to joining Veracity, he worked at a New York-based risk management firm, where he focused on due-diligence projects in the Americas. He has also conducted Latin America-focused economic and political research at a leading foreign policy think tank. Matthew earned a BA in political science from Columbia University, has lived in Brazil and Chile, and speaks Spanish and Portuguese.

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Oliver Mayers

Analyst
New York

Oliver researches corruption and geopolitical risks in Africa. Prior to joining Veracity, he worked at a Washington, DC-based risk management firm, where he focused on compliance and due-diligence projects in English- and French-speaking jurisdictions. He has conducted research on political and military trends in the Middle East and Africa at a leading foreign policy think tank, and monitored Middle Eastern and African media for material relating to extremism and liberalism in the Arab world at another think tank. Oliver earned a BA in philosophy from Middlebury College, has lived in Canada and England, and speaks French, Arabic, and Hebrew.

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Trevor Sutton

Advisor
New York

Trevor advises clients on a range of issues relating to investigations, dispute resolution, and evidence collection, drawing on extensive anti-corruption experience in both the public and private sectors. He was previously a consultant with the United Nations Development Programme, where he developed an anti-corruption strategy and carried out investigations in Africa and Central Asia; a Presidential Management Fellow in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, focusing on issues in East and Southeast Asia; and a judicial clerk at the US Court of Appeals in Washington, DC. He is also a fellow at the Center for American Progress and has written on the legal legacy of the US “war on terror,” the FCPA, and anti-corruption issues. He holds a BA from Stanford University; an MPhil from Oxford, where he was a Marshall Scholar; and a JD from Yale. He speaks Mandarin and French.

 

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Troy Shortell

Managing Director
Singapore

Troy has over 25 years’ experience in Southeast Asia, with a specific expertise in logistics. He has worked with DHL, CEVA, HAVI, DKSH, Toll, and ZIM, in roles up to and including the board level. He has led numerous business operations in the region and has access to a vast network of sources who can assist with Veracity’s projects. Troy is a Princeton graduate with a master’s degree from the University of California at Santa Barbara, and he received executive business training at INSEAD in both France and Singapore. He speaks fluent Mandarin and is a permanent resident of Singapore.

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William Hannay

Associate Director
New York

William helps steer Veracity’s North American business development efforts and manages client relationships across multiple industries. Prior to joining Veracity he worked as a director of business development at a commercial real estate services firm and in business development at a Chicago-based insurance company. William began his career as an underwriter at AIG in New York. He received a BS in finance and international business from Georgetown University.

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Zachry Riggle

Managing Director
New York

Zachry oversees project execution and internal operations out of Veracity’s New York office. Before joining Veracity, he held executive positions in for-profit and non-profit organizations and worked as a US Marine Corps Forces Special Operations intelligence officer. He was the chief operating officer of both a startup and a non-profit devoted to veterans’ services, and an instructor at a Boston-based education technology company, where he prepared young professionals for careers in business and finance. While in the Marines, from 2001 to 2012, Zachry planned and conducted special operations missions and projects in Iraq and Afghanistan, designed and managed complex military training programs in the US, worked as a domestic and international media and public relations liaison, and served as a White House military social aide under President George W. Bush. He received a BA from the Pennsylvania State University and an MBA as a Sloan Fellow from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Senior, Regional, and Special Advisors

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Andras Fehervary

Senior Advisor

Andras joins Veracity with 20 years’ experience in market access and public affairs with leading consumer goods, biopharmaceutical, and medical technology companies. He has deep policy expertise in healthcare and is well-networked in Washington, Geneva, and Brussels. He formerly served as vice president of government affairs for Varian Medical Systems, and as head of European government affairs for Novartis, head of market access for Novartis’ oncology division, and head of European public affairs for Eli Lilly & Company in Brussels. Andras has also served on the European Union Committee of Experts on Rare Diseases and the European Commission Expert Commission on Cancer Control. He was co-chairman of Global DITTA Public Health Task Force, an NGO representing industry with the UN, and has been an advisor on health affairs to the European People’s Party. Andras received a BA in international affairs from the Johns Hopkins University and master’s degrees from the University of Geneva, the Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy at Tufts University, and the Johns Hopkins SAIS Bologna Center. Andras also holds an MBA from INSEAD in Fontainebleau.

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Audace Ntungicimpaye

Regional Advisor, Sub-Saharan Africa

Audace worked for BHP Billiton in a range of positions in Africa over an 18-year period. In his most recent post at BHP Billiton, he was the government relations manager for Africa, leading the company’s interactions with governments across the continent on exploration projects and acquisition of new business opportunities. He has broad experience both internationally and within Africa, including in Angola, Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Gabon, Guinea, Liberia, Madagascar, Mozambique, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia. Prior to joining BHP Billiton, Audace worked as director general of geology and mines in Burundi and as a lecturer at the Department of Earth Sciences of the University of Burundi. Audace holds a PhD in geology from the University of Gent in Belgium and speaks French and Swahili.

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Ambassador Cameron Hume

Regional Advisor, Indonesia

Ambassador Hume is a career foreign service officer with more than 40 years’ experience, having served as a United States ambassador to Algeria, South Africa, Sudan, and most recently Indonesia. Since retiring from his last ambassadorial post in 2010 he has worked as a business consultant in Indonesia. Ambassador Hume is a member of the bars of the District of Columbia and the State of New York, has published widely on the geopolitical dynamics of the regions in which he served, and speaks Arabic, French, and Italian.

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David Handley, CMG

Regional Advisor, Middle East

David Handley CMG returns to Veracity after having previously served as the firm’s managing director, Europe, from 2012 to 2014. David first joined Veracity following a 27-year career with the UK Intelligence Service (MI6) and, subsequently, a senior role at BAE Systems, the UK’s largest defense and aerospace company. At MI6, David served in Egypt, Guatemala, Hungary, and Lebanon, as well as in operational roles in London, including as a secondment to the UK Security Service. He concluded his MI6 tenure as director for the Middle East and Africa and as main board director responsible for finance, personnel, and technology issues. At BAE Systems, David was the head of group strategic analysis, providing the company’s senior executives and board with daily analysis and assessment of countries and sectors of strategic interest to the firm. David is proficient in Spanish, Arabic, and French.

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David McKean

Senior Advisor, Washington D.C.

David McKean most recently served as US ambassador to Luxembourg and, from 2013 to 2015, as the US Department of State’s director of policy planning. A distinguished strategic policy advisor and scholar, David has broad diplomatic and development expertise. Over the course of his nearly four-decade-long career, he has served in numerous high-profile government and academic positions, including as chief of staff to Senator John Kerry, CEO of the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation, and minority staff director at the US Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations. He has authored four books on American political history and been recognized with the State Department’s Distinguished Honor Award. He holds a BA from Harvard College, a JD from Duke University, and an MA from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. He speaks French.

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Forrest Cookson

Regional Advisor, South Asia

Forrest has 25 years’ in-country experience in both the public and private sectors. He divides his time between Dhaka and Bangkok, working as an economist, professor, and advisor to the Thai Government, and as the founder and former president of the American Chamber of Commerce in Bangladesh. He has led numerous studies and projects in Bangladesh, including for the Asian Development Bank and the World Bank, on financial, judicial, and energy reforms.

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Frank Anderson

Regional Advisor, Middle East/North Africa

Frank served as an officer in the Central Intelligence Agency for 26 years, where he held several chief-of-station positions, headed the Afghan Task Force, and retired as chief of the Near East and South Asian Division. Over the past decade he has engaged extensively on major due-diligence and political-risk consulting projects throughout Central Asia, the Middle East, and North Africa. Frank also formerly served as president of the Middle East Policy Council, where he worked with a wide range of officials in the Middle East. He speaks Arabic and French.

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James Brewis

Special Advisor, Indonesia

James has extensive experience in the financial services and technology sectors in both Asia and Europe. He has worked in Indonesia since the early 1990s, most recently as country head for Morgan Stanley’s Indonesian equities practice. James is the founder and former managing director of Signifo, the company behind the award-winning ‘webexpenses’ software solution. A native of New Zealand, James received his MBA from INSEAD and speaks fluent Swedish and conversational Bahasa Indonesia.

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Keith Martin

Regional Advisor, Latin America

Keith has broad experience analyzing and managing political and social risks and stakeholder relations in Latin America, Africa, the Middle East, and Central Asia. As a permanent resident of Brazil, he has worked as an advisor for a wide range of entities in the public and private sectors, including Vale, Aon, the IFC, MIGA, and OPIC. Keith has been involved in various Brazilian business missions with senior government ministers and the president of Brazil, and served as part of the president’s delegation to the 2013 Africa-South America Summit. Keith has an extensive track record of publishing, speaking, and teaching on such topics as political and regulatory risk analysis and mitigation, project finance, fragile and conflict-affected states, and investments and trade between emerging markets. Keith received his BS in international affairs from Georgetown University and his MA and PhD (ABD) from McGill University. He speaks Portuguese, Spanish, French, German, and Turkish, among other languages.

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Laurent Ruseckas

Regional Advisor, Eurasia

Laurent is an international authority on investment, energy, and politics throughout Eurasia. He has had a long career as an energy and business consultant, heading the Eurasia division at a major political risk consultancy, where he advised oil-and-gas companies. He was also an energy trader in Baku, Azerbaijan. Laurent currently works with Cambridge Energy Research Associates as a principal consultant to the World Bank and the European Commission. In that capacity, he has advised the energy industry on the regions of Russia, Kazakhstan, and Azerbaijan. He has published widely and speaks Russian.

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Lloyd Loh

Special Advisor, China, Taiwan, Hong Kong

Lloyd focuses on the Greater China Region and has lived and worked in Taiwan, Hong Kong, China, and Singapore, where he is currently based. Between 2008 and 2012, Lloyd served as chief representative of the Singapore Exchange in Beijing and developed extensive networks in Chinese financial, professional services, and regulatory circles. He has deep expertise in corporate governance and due-diligence issues in the Greater China financial market. Lloyd is trained as a lawyer and licensed to practice law in New York, and holds degrees from Taipei University and Southern Methodist University. He is a fluent Mandarin speaker.

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Mary Ellen Havlik

Regional Advisor, West Africa

Mary Ellen has extensive diplomatic and consulting experience in Nigeria and a detailed understanding of the political and business landscapes in that country. She served for four years as the management, consular, and security officer at the Canadian High Commission in Abuja, Nigeria, where she managed a wide variety of bilateral government issues. Additionally she has worked in the local Nigerian NGO community, particularly the education sector. Mary Ellen previously worked in the Royal Canadian Mounted Police as a member of the Division Executive Committee (Ontario) and has held management positions in information management and technology, corporate services, media relations, and strategic planning. She speaks French.

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Mel Gamble

Regional Advisor, Sub-Saharan Africa

Mel served for four decades as an operations officer in the Central Intelligence Agency, where he was chief of the Africa Division and deputy chief of the European Division. As a senior intelligence officer he worked closely with the US National Security Council and the Departments of Defense and State on Africa matters. He has extensive experience managing operations in areas such as counter-intelligence, counter-terrorism, and counter-proliferation. Mel speaks French, Spanish, and German.

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Robert Court

Senior Advisor

Robert has more than 30 years’ global experience with the UK Diplomatic Service and two major UK-headquartered companies, Rio Tinto (mining) and GlaxoSmithKline (pharmaceuticals).  His diplomatic career included postings in London, Bangkok, Brussels (NATO and the European Union), and Canberra, where he was deputy high commissioner.  At Rio Tinto he served first as group coordinator for sustainable development, and later as global head of external affairs. During his tenure at GlaxoSmithKline, Robert was the head of international government affairs. Robert applies his public-private background to helping organizations understand and address the political, social, and stakeholder contexts in which they operate. This includes issues regarding geopolitics, sustainable development, and human rights, and delivering stakeholder-engagement strategies to enhance and protect value. Robert speaks fluent French, German and Thai, and is proficient in Italian and Spanish.

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Sarah Alexander

Senior Advisor

Sarah is a leading authority on private equity investing in emerging markets. She currently advises funds, institutional investors, and related organizations, leveraging over two decades of experience in emerging markets as an investor and analyst of economic and political trends. Previously, Sarah was a managing director with The Abraaj Group, a global private equity firm with interests throughout the emerging markets. For nine years, she was also the founding president and CEO of the Emerging Markets Private Equity Association (EMPEA), which she grew from an idea into a global concern with more than 300 fund manager and institutional investor members representing 60 countries and more than $1 trillion in assets under management. Sarah has also worked in government and multilateral institutions, including the World Bank, the US Department of State, and the US House of Representatives. She received an MBA from Harvard Business School, a Master’s of Public Administration from Princeton University and a BA from Emory University. She is a member of the Bretton Woods Committee.

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Ted Pulling

Senior Advisor

Ted recently returned to the United States after living and working in Asia for 26 years, namely Hong Kong, Bangkok, and Singapore. During his time overseas, Ted was a research analyst, fund manager, and ultimately the chief investment officer for JP Morgan Asset Management Asia Pacific. In addition, Ted has spent significant time in India, South Korea, and the Philippines. The Securities & Futures Commission of Hong Kong invited Ted to serve two terms on its Public Shareholder Group Committee, and he is a current member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Ted graduated from Princeton University with a BA in history.

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William C. McCahill, Jr.

Regional Advisor, China and Hong Kong

Bill has nearly 40 years’ experience in Chinese politics and government. He served for 25 years in the US Foreign Service, culminating in the role of Chargé d’Affaires of the American Embassy in Beijing, where he played a key role in concluding the Sino-American Bilateral WTO Agreement. He has also directed political, commercial, and economic efforts in Hong Kong and Beijing for the Foreign Service. Following government service, he was the senior international business advisor of the WilmerHale law firm, where he assisted companies in overcoming the challenges of doing business in China. In 2005 Bill co-founded Pacific Epoch LLC, an independent market research firm based in Shanghai that focuses exclusively on China. He currently serves as Senior Advisor to Mirabaud (Asia) Limited, part of the Mirabaud Swiss private banking group. Bill has been based in China for the past two decades, appears regularly in international media, and holds degrees from Boston College and Harvard University.

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Wilson Boinett

Regional Advisor, East Africa

Wilson served for a decade as Kenya’s top intelligence official and recently retired as the first director general of Kenya’s National Security Intelligence Service. He also served as chief of military intelligence in Kenya’s Defense Ministry and as a military aide to the president. Wilson commanded peace-keeping operations in Mozambique and was an advisor and special envoy to the peace process in Chad. He also served as the commanding officer for the Kenyan contingent to the Rhodesia/Zimbabwe election process. Wilson graduated from the National Defense University in Washington, D.C., and speaks Kiswahili.

Advisory Board Members

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Robert C. Dinerstein

Chairman

Mr. Dinerstein served as the global co-chair of the financial institutions practice at Greenberg Traurig, LLP and as a senior executive with UBS investment bank, where he held positions as vice chairman, Americas; global general counsel; and management committee board member. His tenure at UBS included oversight of all legal, compliance, and regulatory matters. He also served as executive vice president and general counsel at Shearson Lehman Brothers and as vice president and general counsel at Citicorp’s investment bank. He was a member of the board of Medarex, Inc., until its acquisition by Bristol-Myers Squibb in 2009, and chairman of Crossbow Ventures, Inc., a Florida-based venture capital firm. Robert is currently on the boards of Amalgamated Bank in New York City and the Council on Foreign Relations. He holds degrees from Harvard University and the University of Michigan Law School.

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Piers Cumberlege

Chairman, Europe

Piers is Chairman Europe of Veracity Worldwide where he draws on a successful career managing investments in complex market and regulatory environments. He also advises high-growth companies in the social media, technology, and sustainability sectors. Previously Piers headed the World Economic Forum’s relationships with its strategic partners and the leading global professional services firms. He has also held a variety of leadership roles in the emerging markets private equity, infrastructure, telecommunications, and manufacturing sectors, and he is a director of CARE Canada and has served on the boards of several listed and private companies in Europe, North America, and Russia. Piers has structured and managed public-private partnerships and served as a government adviser on corporate affairs, trade, and investment policy related to Africa, India, Russia, Japan, and China. He holds a master’s degree from Oxford University and a graduate business degree from Coventry University, and speaks French, Italian, German, Russian, and Japanese.

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Dr. Allen Sanginés-Krause

Allen joins Veracity with more than 30 years’ experience in international investment banking. He is the founder and managing director of the investment advisory firm BK Partners Ltd., and from 1993 to 2007 he held a series of senior positions at Goldman Sachs, where he focused on Latin America, Spain, and Russia, among other CIS states. Allen has also served as the group executive chairman of the Good Governance Group (G3), and was a founding partner of Fidem, S.C., a Mexico-based investment bank. He sits on the boards of numerous cultural and business organizations, the Historical Royal Palace of Great Britain and the Council of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at Harvard University. Allen received his B.A. in economics from the Autonomous Technological Institute of Mexico in 1982 and his PhD from Harvard, also in economics, in 1987.

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The Hon. John Howard OM AC

Mr. Howard served as Australia’s prime minister from 1996 to 2007, and was previously a member of parliament for 33 years. During his tenure as PM, Australia saw major reforms in taxation, workplace relations, privatization, and welfare. When he left office in 2007 the Australian government had no net debt, and its budget was in surplus. Under his leadership, Australia led the UN-sanctioned Interfet force following East Timor’s vote for independence, strengthened bilateral ties between Australia and nations throughout Asia, and established China as Australia’s largest export destination. Mr. Howard is a Companion of the Order of Australia and was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian award in the United States, by President George W. Bush. In 2012 Queen Elizabeth II appointed Mr. Howard to the Order of Merit.

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Nancy Boswell

Ms. Boswell is the director of the US & International Anti-Corruption Law Program at the American University Washington College of Law, where she is also an adjunct professor. She was, until recently, president and CEO of Transparency International-USA and a member of the TI board of directors. She serves as an advisor to USAID and was an advisor to the US State Department and USTR. She also serves on the board of the Ethics Resource Center and as an advisor to the ABA Rule of Law-Asia, the Hills Program on Governance at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, and the International Senior Lawyers Project. Ms. Boswell is on the steering committee of the ABA Section on International Law and Practice Committee on Foreign Corrupt Practices and is a member of the Securities Law Committee of the Federal Bar Association. She practiced public international and trade law at Steptoe & Johnson and international finance at Citicorp. Ms. Boswell received her law degree, summa cum laude, from the American University Washington College of Law.

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Sir Richard Dearlove, KCMG, OBE

Sir Richard served as chief of MI6, the British Secret Intelligence Service, from 1999 to 2004. Previously, he was director of operations and assistant chief of the same organization. Sir Richard’s intelligence career spanned 38 years and included postings in Nairobi, Prague, Paris, Geneva, London, and Washington. He is currently master of Pembroke College, Cambridge. Sir Richard holds an MA from Queens College, Cambridge.

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Roberto Dañino

Mr. Dañino served from 2001 to 2002 as the prime minister of Peru and from 2002 to 2003 as ambassador of Peru to the United States. He also served as senior vice president and general counsel of the World Bank Group and as secretary general of the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes. Additionally, Mr. Dañino served as a corporate lawyer for more than 30 years, including as a partner at Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering, where he headed the firm’s Latin American practice. He also was the founding general counsel of the Inter-American Investment Corporation in Washington, D.C. Mr. Dañino serves on several corporate and non-profit boards and is currently the non-executive deputy chairman and special advisor at Hochschild Mining PLC. He is an alumnus of the Georgetown University International Leadership Program and holds law degrees from Harvard Law School and the Catholic University of Peru.

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Ambassador Stuart Eizenstat

Ambassador Eizenstat has served as deputy treasury secretary, undersecretary of commerce, undersecretary of state for economic and business affairs, and US ambassador to the European Union. He is currently a partner and head of the international practice, including international finance and trade, at Covington & Burling LLP. Eizenstat holds degrees from the University of North Carolina (BA) and Harvard Law School, as well as seven honorary doctorates and numerous civilian awards from the US and foreign governments.

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Admiral Walter Doran

Admiral Walter F. Doran served in the US Navy for 38 years, rising to the post of Commander, US Pacific Fleet, the world’s largest combined fleet command, before retiring and joining Raytheon Company as Navy Service Executive in 2005. In that capacity, he helped Raytheon pursue strategic growth opportunities for the Navy, and was subsequently named president of Raytheon Asia, of Raytheon International Inc. During his military service, Admiral Doran commanded multiple vessels, served as the military assistant to Vice President George H. Bush during the Reagan administration, and achieved Flag-rank status in 1993. He has been recognized with the Defense Distinguished Service Medal, the Navy Distinguished Service Medal, and the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal; serves on multiple business- and military-oriented boards; and is an instructor in world history at the College of William and Mary. Admiral Doran received a bachelor’s degree from Villanova University, a master’s degree in defense studies from the Indian Defense Services Staff College in Wellington, India, and a second master’s in communications from the University of Oklahoma.

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William C. McCahill, Jr.

Mr. McCahill has nearly 40 years’ experience in Chinese politics and government. He served for 25 years in the US Foreign Service, culminating in the role of Chargé d’Affaires of the American Embassy in Beijing, where he played a key role in concluding the Sino-American Bilateral WTO Agreement. He has also directed political, commercial, and economic efforts in Hong Kong and Beijing for the Foreign Service. Following government service, he was the senior international business advisor of the WilmerHale law firm, where he assisted companies in overcoming the challenges of doing business in China. In 2005 Mr. McCahill co-founded Pacific Epoch LLC, an independent market research firm based in Shanghai that focuses exclusively on China. He currently serves as Senior Advisor to Mirabaud (Asia) Limited, part of the Mirabaud Swiss private banking group. Mr. McCahill has been based in China for the past two decades, appears regularly in international media, and holds degrees from Boston College and Harvard University.