STRATEGIC ADVISORS provide periodic input to the practice and can partner on consulting assignments or facilitate professional services to support Dual Citizen's development.

Andrea Bassi

Dr. Andrea Bassi is the founder and CEO of KnowlEdge Srl (Italy) and an Extraordinary Professor at Stellenbosch University (South Africa). Andrea is a project leader and researcher, applying modeling and research techniques that focus on systemic analysis. He has supported more than 30 governments & several international organizations primarily on green economy strategies & scenarios, climate mitigation & adaptation and sustainable development. He holds a Ph.D. and M.Phil. in System Dynamics (University of Bergen, Norway) and a M.Sc. in Business and Economics (LIUC, Italy). Andrea is the author (with Gilbert Probst) of Tackling Complexity, A Systemic Approach for Decision Makers. Andrea led a strategic review of the Global Green Economy Index™ (GGEI), evaluating its market positioning, methodology, data references and measurement approach. Learn more about Andrea's professional background here.

Karuna Ramakrishnan

Karuna Ramakrishnan currently works as a Public Policy Manager at Facebook in Washington DC. Prior to this, she worked for nearly a decade at the World Bank in Washington DC and Singapore, serving clients in East Asia, Africa and South Asia, in countries as diverse as Afghanistan and Myanmar to Malaysia and Singapore. Prior to joining the World Bank, Karuna worked at consulting firms such as IHS Markit, and Sandler, Travis and Rosenberg on trade policy. In India, she produced CNBC's prime time news programming, and started a social enterprise which produced organic fertilizer to pay for the upkeep of an animal shelter. Karuna has an MS in Foreign Service from Georgetown University, and a certificate in Artificial Intelligence and Business Strategy from MIT's Sloan School of Management. Learn more about Karuna's professional background here.

Marcus Andersson

Marcus Andersson is a strategy and communications adviser, writer and entrepreneur.  He is a co-founder and Chairman of the Board of Future Place Leadership, a leading Scandinavian consultancy specializing in the attractiveness, branding and innovation of places. Marcus has worked for several international organizations - including the European Commission and the Swedish Government - on communications and project management in policy areas such as innovation and entrepreneurship, green growth and sustainable development, as well as marketing. He holds an M.A. in Political Science (Uppsala University) and an MSc. in Marketing, Business and Economics (Stockholm University, School of Business). He is also a trained intelligence analyst and has worked as a case officer for the Swedish Security Service. He has published a range of papers, articles, reports and handbooks on topics such as talent attraction, cluster development, supranational place branding and investment promotion.  Dual Citizen supported Marcus' client work on the Strategic Global Marketing of Nordic Cleantech Clusters & Competencies and producing a case study on talent attraction and retention in Austin, Texas. Contact Marcus here.

Steve Hamilton

Steve Hamilton is a Senior Manager at Deloitte Transactions and Business Analytics LLP in the Emerging Markets Practice based in Washington, DC. Steve has more than 10 years of experience providing market, economic, strategic planning, and transactions support for large-scale economic development and infrastructure projects worldwide, including Special Economic Zones, ports, airports, and new city developments. He has worked in over 15 countries in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and Latin America for multilateral development banks, private real estate developers/operators, and government clients. Steve is focused on developing and deploying new evidence-based solutions that support informed decision making by city leaders, citizens, and stakeholders around economic and social development opportunities and challenges. These solutions employ data analytics and new media tools that enable greater citizen participation in strategic planning. Prior to joining Deloitte, Steve was a Project Manager at AECOM, a leading global Fortune 500 design, planning, and engineering company. Steve received his MA from Georgetown University’s Graduate School of Foreign Service and his BA from the University of Virginia. Learn more about Steve's professional background here and contact Steve here.