Speaker: Temir Porras Ponceleon, CEO, Ventuari Partners
Moderator: Steven Levitsky, Professor of Government, Harvard University
Temir Porras Ponceleon began his public service career in the Republic of France and continued in the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. He specialized in foreign policy, sovereign credit, and oil. He has brokered and negotiated political and trade deals at the presidential level for more than 10 years in Latin America, Europe and Asia. He has also set-up and negotiated credit lines for Venezuela with China and Russia. In addition, Porras Ponceleon managed the Sovereign Development Fund and Development Bank for Venezuela. He has also supported energy (oil) trading deals between the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela and Latin American countries. Porras Ponceleon is an expert in Latin American politics, Latin American Geopolitics, and Latin American integration.