Joel Velasco

Principal at Albright Stonebridge Group

Joel Velasco

Joel Velasco

Principal at Albright Stonebridge Group

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Former President & Chief Executive Officer at Virent, Inc.

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Former Vice President-Biorefinery Business Development at Genencor International

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Chairman-Emeritus at Advanced Biofuels Association

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Chairman at Advanced Biofuels Association

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Director at Advanced Biofuels Association

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Head, Latin America Practice at Albright Stonebridge Group

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Senior Director at Albright Stonebridge Group

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Vice Chair at Albright Stonebridge Group

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Managing Director at Albright Stonebridge Group

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President at Advanced Biofuels Association

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In The News
The Washington Times
September 5, 2017
China, Brazil spark global trade war over biofuels
The Washington Times
August 17, 2017
Brazil may place tariff on U.S. ethanol
St. Paul Pioneer Press (Minnesota)
November 7, 2015
How could so much go so wrong in Brazil?
The Miami Herald
November 1, 2015
Brazil: How could so much go so wrong?
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Joel Velasco
Principal at Albright Stonebridge Group
Education
BA in Political Science

Hampden-Sydney College is a private liberal arts college for men. Forbes Magazine, US News and World Report, and The Princeton Review have all included Hampden-Sydney among the best private colleges in America. In continuous operation since November 10, 1775 (Patrick Henry and James Madison were among its first Trustees), Hampden-Sydney is the tenth oldest institution of higher learning in the United States, holds the oldest (1783) private charter in the South and is the oldest of the country's few remaining colleges for men. For more than 200 years, Hampden-Sydney has carried out its mission to "form good men and good citizens in an atmosphere of sound learning." The plaque on our front gate says it all: "Come here as youths so that you may leave as men." HUC VENITE IUVENES UT EXEATIS VIRI. Hampden Sydney graduates thoughtful, honorable men who are prepared to serve society on a regional, national, and global level. - See more at: http://www.hsc.edu/About-Hampden-Sydney.html#sthash.qcioCbi1.dpuf

MA

The Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service (SFS), founded in 1919, is a premier school of international affairs. At Georgetown’s Washington, D.C. and Qatar campuses, SFS provides a rigorous education combining theory and practice and instills the values of service. School of Foreign Service provides students a rigorous education in international affairs that combines theory and practice and instills the values of service to others, offered by a faculty of outstanding scholars and practitioners who are committed to teaching, learning and discovery.

MA

Georgetown University is a private research university in Washington, D.C. Founded in 1789, it is the oldest Jesuit and Catholic university in the United States. Georgetown's main campus, located in Washington's Georgetown neighborhood, is noted for Healy Hall, a National Historic Landmark in the Romanesque revival style. Georgetown operates a law center on Capitol Hill and auxiliary campuses in Italy, Turkey, and Qatar.

Career History
Principal
Current

The Albright Stonebridge Group is a global strategy company led by former U.S. Secretary of State in the Clinton administration Madeleine Albright and former National Security Advisor Samuel Berger. The firm is headquartered in Washington, D.C., with offices or staff in Beijing, Shanghai, São Paulo, New Delhi, Madrid, Berlin, Sydney, Thailand, and Moscow. The Albright Group LLC and Stonebridge International, each founded in 2001, merged in 2009. The firm's managing board currently consists of Albright and Berger, along with James C. O'Brien, Suzanne A. George, H. P. Goldfield, Anthony S. Harrington, Michael J. Warren, and Alan Fleischmann. Albright Stonebridge Group has worked in 65 countries on six continents. The company advises multinational firms, financial institutions, and non-profit organizations on corporate strategy, market-entry and regulatory approaches, government relations, investment assistance, and dispute resolution. Many executives at the firm served in senior government roles including, at the White House; Departments of State, Treasury and Commerce; Office of the U.S. Trade Representative; in the U.S. Congress; as Ambassadors from and to the United States; and at the World Bank Group. Albright Stonebridge Group has strategic partners with several firms, among them Hogan Lovells U.S. LLP, an international law firm based in Washington, D.C.; Palacio y Asociados, based in Madrid, Spain; Joschka Fischer & Company, based in Berlin, Germany; and Bespoke Approach, based in Adelaide, Australia. Albright Stonebridge Group is affiliated with Albright Capital Management, an emerging markets investment firm founded in 2005. Albright Stonebridge Group is a significant shareholder of Albright Capital Management.

Senior Vice President
Prior - 2015

Amyris is building an integrated renewable products company. Founded in 2003 and based in Emeryville, CA, Amyris is using breakthrough science and an innovative business model to address some of our planet’s most daunting problems. We first developed our technology under a non-profit initiative to provide a reliable and affordable source of artemisinin, a highly effective anti-malarial therapeutic. We are now applying our industrial synthetic biology platform to provide alternatives to a broad range of petroleum-sourced products. No Compromise® renewable fuels and chemicals are being designed to perform comparably to, or better than, the products they will replace. Amyris is establishing the partnerships and capabilities needed to bring our products to market as early as 2011, and to distribute these products directly to customers. Amyris subsidiaries include Amyris Brasil S.A., a majority-owned Brasilian company through which we conduct our Brasilian operations for the manufacture and trade of our products, and Amyris Fuels, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary through which we are building our U.S. fuels distribution capabilities

Chief Representative, North America
Prior

Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association engages in the production of sugar, ethanol, and bioelectricity. Its projects include apex-Brasil/UNICA project; national commitment; ethanol summit; forum; agora project; renovacao project; green protocol; sugarcane.org; and sweeter alternative. The company was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in São Paulo, SP.

Boards & Committees
Advisor
Prior

Unica Corp. provided enterprise marketing management software solutions. It offered its services to the financial institutions, insurance, retail, telecommunications and travel and hospitality industries. The firm offered software modules, which designs the marketing process for relationship, online and brand marketing. The company was founded by Yuchun Lee, Ruby Kennedy and David Cheung in 1992 and headquartered in Waltham, MA.

Director
Current

MEMBERSHIP ORGANIZATION FOR COMPANIES WITH ADVANCED TECHNOLOGIES THAT PROVIDE OPPORTUNITIES FOR RENEWABLE AND LOWER CARBON FUELS.

Political Donations
$500
2012

Founder at Certus Advisors, Inc.

$500
2011

Senator from Washington

$500
2011

Senator from Montana

Events
Speaker
Los Angeles, CA, United States
2010 Milken Institute Global Conference

The 2010 Milken Institute Global Conference was full of insight, inspiration and entertainment, with a diverse slate of speakers from Wesley Clark, T. Boone Pickens, Maria Shriver, Nouriel Roubini and Eli Broad, to Tim Pawlenty, Meredith Whitney, Biz Stone, Richard Beckman and Les Moonves. This year's discussions have started the process of moving policy toward realistic solutions.

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