Juan Verde
President, Advanced Leadership Foundation (ALF)


Juan is an International expert on strategy, innovation, and sustainability and former co international director of the 2012 Obama campaign. Currently, President of the Advanced

Leadership Foundation, a Washington DC based 501(c)(3) organization devoted to identifying and developing the next generation of social, business, and political leaders. He holds Master´s Degree in Public Administration from Harvard University and a Bachelor of Political Science and International Relations from Boston University.

During the administration of President Obama, Juan served as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Europe and Eurasia at the United States Department of Commerce. In the private sector, Juan has advised multiple prestigious companies, such as Google, Cisco, SAS, Santander Bank in the United States, etc. Additionally, Juan has collaborated with diverse world renowned institutions such as the Inter-American Development Bank, Harvard University and the World Bank.

He is a passionate defender of environmental causes, sustainability and the fight against climate change and he has collaborated with former Vice President Al Gore to establish and lead subsidiaries for his foundation “Climate Reality Project” in Spain and Argentina.