DR. VANESSA NEUMANN is President of Asymmetrica, a consultancy on strategies for corporate clients and governments to dismantle illicit trade. Dr. Neumann is the OECD’s Advisory Group for the Task Force on Countering Illicit Trade, and holds fellowships at Yale University, Columbia University and the Foreign Policy Research Institute. Her company Asymmetrica is a member of the Global Counter Terrorism Research Network (GCTRN) for the United Nations Security Council’s Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (CTED), authorized to brief the UN Security Council directly. She is also a consultant to UN Women on gender-based approaches to preventing and countering violent extremism. A political philosopher with a Ph.D. from Columbia University, she is a vocal fighter for gender equality and the restoration of democracy and free markets in her native Venezuela.