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Ria Persad, President of the ECDC
Ria Persad studied mathematics and physics at Harvard, Princeton, and Cambridge Universities and is a Fellow of the Cambridge Commonwealth Society. Her experience in scientific modeling began at Lawrence Livermore National Lab’s Supercomputer Center in 1991. Persad was a Space Scientist at NASA and a mathematician at Bell Geospace. She served as an IT consultant at Lehman Brothers, an algorithmic consultant to Goldman Sachs, and a quantitative analyst on the trading floors of Enron and Duke Energy. For 8 years, she modeled complex systems for the U.S. Space Program and is an innovative Subject Matter Expert in Big Data and Statistics. Persad has been collaborating with NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information and CICS-NC to advance environmental intelligence. Persad is the Founding CEO/Inventor of StatWeather, whose Artificial Intelligence system was ranked the #1 Climate Risk Technology in the world in 2017 and the #1 Data Provider globally in 2015 by Energy Risk. Persad received Citations from the U.S. Secretary of Energy and the U.S. Senate on Scientific Achievement. She was recognized by Platts Global Energy Awards as one of the top 7 leaders globally for Lifetime Achievement and as the International Power-Gen and Renewable Energy Woman of the Year.
Bob Juchter van Bergen Quast, Chief Executive Officer, ECDC, and President, Court of Arbitration of the ECDC
Bob Juchter van Bergen Quast LLM, FSS is a lawyer and Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society with extensive expertise in international law and finance, arbitration, and nobiliary law. He is an associate member of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives and has a certificate in English Common Law from the University of London. Law practice certificates were issued by the Netherlands Bar Association and the Flemish Bar Council. Juchter van Bergen Quast was an attorney at the Bar of the Supreme Court of The Netherlands. He received his Master of Laws degree from Erasmus University Rotterdam and Certificate in Financial Markets from Yale University. He served as a Springer reviewer for new computing paradigms which are distributed, heterogeneous, and autonomous, yet meaningfully collaborative, and published The Information Model of the Technical Analysis for Buying and Selling Stocks at Maastricht Research School of Economics of Technology and Organizations. Juchter van Bergen Quast was honored as one of the 2008 New York State Bar Association’s Empire State Counsel. He is also the CEO of the Swiss Chamber of Commerce in The Netherlands.
Oliver von Borstel, Vice President of the ECDC
Oliver von Borstel, is the President of the Swiss Chamber of Commerce in the Netherlands and is the CEO of Masters of Business Development as an expert in international business development since 1999. His experience has spanned both the big corporate and startup worlds, providing him with a unique perspective on how deals get done. Oliver has a deep understanding of your particular markets and brings the best practices from your industry (or even other industries) to your company. His focus is to expand your markets geographically, extend your product portfolio, reorganize your middle market company to promote efficiency and cost-effectiveness, buy out a smaller competitor, or increase your overall capabilities. Oliver is a global expert in Professional Management and Sales Training and conducts Leadership and Communication workshops and coaching for CEO’s and top-level executives. He has served as Board Member for SoliSwiss AG Bern, financial services for the expat community, and has served in executive and C-level positions for over 25 years. He holds a Certification from Harvard University in Launching Breakthrough Technologies and conducts business seminars throughout Europe and the United States.
The European Chamber of Digital Commerce is formed in 2019 as an activity of the Swiss Chamber of Commerce in The Netherlands, formed in 1933. Chamber of Commerce nr. 40530763. The name and logo of the European Chamber of Digital Commerce are registered as a trademark with the Benelux Office for Intellectual Property (BOIP).