Juan Verde is a recognized international strategist for the private and public sector. As a professional, he designs innovative solutions to attract foreign investment, accelerate economic development, establish strategic alliances and specializes in sustainable economy.
In the political arena, he has worked with some of the world’s most important personalities 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. At the government level, he has worked with the governments of Lithuania, Gibraltar and the United States, as well as numerous governors and mayors in Latin America. At the corporate level, he has advised several prestigious companies such as Google, Cisco, SAS, Banco Santander in the United States… In addition, he has collaborated with institutions such as the Inter-American Development Bank, Harvard University and the World Bank.
During President Obama’s administration, Juan Verde served as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Europe and Eurasia in the Department of Commerce of the United States Government. As a White House appointee, he led the department’s efforts to address trade policy and market access issues facing U.S. companies. Additionally, he was responsible for developing policies and programs to foster economic and trade relations with 52 countries in this region.