Veracity Worldwide, a leading business intelligence and strategic advisory firm, has appointed Benjamin Weiss as its new Chief Executive Officer. Ben joined Veracity in 2015 and has led the firm’s Asia-Pacific business for the last five years. He takes over from Jay Truesdale, who will serve as a Veracity senior advisor during the transition.

Ben brings considerable industry experience and familiarity with Veracity’s services and global client base, having held a succession of research, client management, and global executive positions. Ben has overseen several of Veracity’s longest-standing client partnerships and led firm-wide initiatives on critical minerals, energy transition, and responsible business. Ben established and has directed Veracity’s Australia office since 2017. Prior to joining the firm, Ben held research roles at prominent think tanks in New Delhi and New York, advised Fortune 500 executives on strategic communications, and worked on Middle East affairs in Washington, DC. He has degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA).

“Ben is the right person to lead Veracity into its next chapter,” said Veracity founder and executive chairman Steven Fox. “His integrity and sound judgment have served our clients exceptionally well as they have sought to anticipate and navigate risks in opaque markets, and he is highly respected by every member of our team. Ben’s background and understanding of Asia—a region at the center of geopolitical change and of tremendous consequence and complexity for business—will be major assets for Veracity and the clients we serve.”

Fox added, “Ben follows in the footsteps of Jay Truesdale, under whose leadership Veracity significantly expanded its client base and services across strategic industries and geographies. I am grateful for Jay’s enduring contributions as an inspirational leader, sought-after expert, and trusted client advisor.”

Truesdale commented, “I could not be more excited for Veracity, with Ben leading an outstanding team that is poised to broaden and deepen the impact we’ve provided for clients.”

“After nearly a decade in the business, it is an honor to have the opportunity to lead Veracity,” Weiss said. “We have an immensely talented team and the privilege of working with extraordinarily sophisticated clients. I look forward to helping them thrive in these challenging and uncertain times.”

About Veracity Worldwide

With offices in New York, London, Melbourne, and Tokyo, Veracity is the premier business intelligence and strategic advisory firm supporting corporate and asset management businesses to assess and resolve geopolitical, corruption, and reputational risks in challenging markets. Its values-based approach, on-the-ground experience, and deep source networks produce credible insights, actionable analysis, and impact for clients.