Focusing on blockchain and other tech solutions to apply to humanitarian crises, development, and security, especially in regards to refugees and internally displaced people (IDPs). Also willing to analyze other sectors. Prior experiences at the U.S. Department of State, African Development Bank, Standard & Poor's and Citi-Banamex. Schedule a meeting with me at https://calendly.com/peterjohnson10
Recently I took on a role as Vice President of the Cryptocurrency and Blockchain Regulatory Task Force. I am currently advising TraCoin, the IOKE Project and MedChain. I have started the blockchain advisory service Ayadee, focused on public sector clients, and I am teaching about blockchain as a visiting professor at the University of San Salvador.
In the Office of the Secretary of State, working for the Special Presidential Envoy to the Coalition to Defeat ISIS, I had the opportunity to work with a brilliant team that was coordinating a global coalition of 68 partner countries and 4 international organizations. This work included raising over USD 2 billion for humanitarian assistance and stabilization in Iraq and Syria. Although this team brought results to help people in Iraq and Syria, I can make more of an impact for refugees and IDPs by founding a start-up to create tech solutions for the issues they face. Since leaving State, I have continued to build my expertise and contacts in the space of blockchain-based solutions for refugees and IDPs. I am now providing advisory services as well as developing tech solutions in this space.
I have also worked with refugees and the tech sector in Egypt, where I was responsible for over 30 simultaneous projects in all regions of the country, many of which were refugee assistance or tech-focused entrepreneurship training programs, and the office I led had partnerships with some of the premier accelerators and incubators in Egypt.
Shortly after graduate school, I developed my coding skills building financial models as part of S&P's Global Market Intelligence Unit.
Early professional experiences in a variety of sales and marketing roles for both start-up and Fortune 500 clients.
MA degree in International Relations and International Economics, with concentrations in International Finance and Emerging Markets, from Johns Hopkins University SAIS.