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Frederic Emam-Zadé Gerardino
Works at Fundación Global Democracia y Desarrollo
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WOW. if nothing else, toys alone will make this a billion dollar industry, and clearly they can be used for a lot more than that.
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Robots exploring Mars for us and looking at us from Mars.
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NASA's Curiosity rover on Mars has captured its first view of Earth from the surface of the Red Planet — a striking image that shows our home planet as a bright light in the M...
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I'm going to try this new keyboard out. So far it's a little difficult to use, in that the keys are just a little too small for my preference. Also, the "back" button, a much-used button, should be bigger. Additionally, I'm not sure how fast the little keyboard can "think" because I type quite fast, and it seems that you need to type very slowly with this or else it gets jumbled up and won't record your keystrokes. Finally, it would sure be nice if you could download a program like the swiping keyboard apps on smart phones, to put onto your desktop and use with this laser keyboard, so that you could slide your finger over the keys to type words. It would be nice if you could then have a different-colored laser display your swipes in changing color of newness, like on the apps. It would also be nice to have a word-suggestion theme. If phones are getting smarter, why can't desktops?? At $130, this sure isn't a bad deal, but if I can't get it to type fast, I might end up returning it within the 14-day grace period.
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Statista's infographic features seven facts about the 7-year-old iPhone, released on this day in 2007.
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FOREIGN INVESTMENT PROMOTER - INTERNATIONAL NEGOTIATOR - CORPORATE/GOVERNMENT RELATIONS ADVISOR
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  • Fundación Global Democracia y Desarrollo
    Chief Economist, Former Director General, 2000 - present
  • Government of the Dominican Republic
    Deputy Secretary of State, 1996 - 2000
  • SRI-International (formerly Stanford Research Institute) International Policy Center
    Project Manager, 1992 - 1996
  • Investment Promotion Council of the Dominican Republic
    Executive Director, 1989 - 1992
  • Government of the Dominican Republic
    Deputy Secretary of State, 1986 - 1989
  • UNPHU (Universidad Nacional Pedro Henriquez Ureña)
    Professor, 1981 - 1986
  • Asociación de Importadores de la República Dominicana
    Economic Advisor, 1981 - 1982
  • BPD (Banco Popular Dominicano)
    Cashier, 1971 - 1974
  • DINAFA (Distribuidora Nacional Farmacéutica)
    Dispatcher, Accountant, 1967 - 1971
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Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic - Atlanta, Georgia - Miami, Florida - Chicago, Illinois
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Futurist, problem solver and one of the first 18 graduates from Singularity University EP (Google & NASA)
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FOREIGN INVESTMENT PROMOTER - INTERNATIONAL NEGOTIATOR - CORPORATE/GOVERNMENT RELATIONS ADVISOR 


Frederic Emam-Zadé Gerardino is presently the Chief Economist of FUNGLODE (Fundación Global Democracia y Desarrollo), a multidisciplinary Think Tank founded in October 2000 and Chaired by Dr. Leonel Fernández, President of the Dominican Republic during 1996-2000 and 2004-2012. Formerly, from August 2004 to August 2009, Mr. Emam-Zade  was the Director General of FUNGLODE.

In November 2009, he was one of the first 18 world class graduates from Singularity University (NASA & Google) Executive Program ((Biotechnology & Bioinformatics, Energy & Environmental Systems, Networks & Computing Systems, AI & Robotics, Medicine & Neuroscience, Nanotechnology) at NASA Ames Research Park in Silicon Valley. Later on, during the summer of 2010 he completed a course about Singularity Studies at RutgersUniversity at Camden. He is an Associate Member of Astronauts4Hire, a Member of the Foresight Institute, the Lifeboat Foundation, and Advisor of the Matternet - matternet.us - the next evolutionary phase of the internet.

Mr.Emam-Zade created and managed FUNGLODE´s first social networks several years ago and collaborated in the Research and Development of 3D visualization of economic and social data tools in virtual worlds, such as Linden Lab´s Second Life and similar virtual technologies. He is much involved with the use of web 2.0, web 3.0 and web 3D tools for NGOs and businesses.

He is a highly qualified professional economist, investment promoter and negotiator who has provided remarkable results for many businesses, governments and international organizations, during the last 25 years. He is a successful businessman who has also worked in government twice, both times as Deputy Secretary of State of Foreign Affairs, and therefore knows very well how to do business in the Dominican Republic and how to deal with the Dominican business community and its Government, in compliance with the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (the “FCPA”). Some of the most recent clients and tasks include:

Barrick Gold Corporation (gold mining) Pueblo Viejo Dominican Corporation – Mediation of a dispute with local Gov’t.
Paul Hastings (law firm), TCW and Societe Generale – BIT Arbitration & Settlement Negotiations with the DR Gov’t.
EgeHaina (electric generation) – Energy policy evaluation, design and advocacy of anti-theft legislative reforms
FERSAN (fertilizers) – Negotiations with Jamaican and French (Martinique & Guadalupe) governments
Centennial Puerto Rico (telecomm.) -  Assistance in evaluating possible buy-out of Tricom (telecomm.) in the DR
Dickinson & Landmeier (law firm) & Zurich (debt default insurance) - Dominican External Debt Rescheduling
Kmart International Division (before bankruptcy) - Relations with the previous DR Government
Empresas León Jimenez (Beer and Marlboro (Phillip Morris)) – Policy monitoring, evaluation and advocacy


As the nation’s Chief Negotiator during 1996 - 2000 Mr. Emam-Zade coordinated the Free Trade Area negotiations of the Dominican Republic with the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and Central America, providing the producers of goods and services of the Dominican Republic, with free market access to nineteen (19) countries that contain more than 40 million consumers. He has a profound knowledge of the most important markets in the region and has developed a very wide network of business and government relationships in these countries. Previously, during 1989 – 1992, he directed the Investment Promotion Council of the Dominican Republic, that promoted the establishment of more than 140 foreign businesses, mostly in the Free Zones of the Dominican Republic and mainly from the United States and Europe. Mr. Emam-Zade therefore knows very well what foreigners need when starting up their business in the country and how to solve many of the problems they can confront.

He also helped design and promote many of DR´s economic policies and reforms during 1990 - 1996. Mr. Emam-Zade worked for SRI international’s (formerly Stanford Research Institute) International Policy Center, directing international financial and technical assistance toward 32 of the most influential Dominican business associations and other non governmental organizations involved in policy dialogue, reform promotion and public opinion formation. Also, Mr. Emam-Zade incubated and founded BVRD (the Dominican Republic's Securities Exchange) and was a Member of its Board of Directors for many years. Recently, he founded the IGlobal (Instituto Global de Altos Estudios en Ciencias Sociales, a graduate school of government. In the past he has been on the Board of Directors of several companies, non-profit organizations and universities as well as in many Government Councils and Commissions.

He studied economics at the University of Chicago, with renown professors such as Arnold Harberger, Frederick Mishkin, George Stigler, Gary Becker and Robert Lucas; the last three Nobel Prize Laureates in Economics. Previously, he had graduated as an economist from Universidad Nacional Pedro Henríquez Ureña where he was professor of economics for many years.

He can be reached by email at:  femamzade@mac.com ,   femamzade@gmail.com   or by phone at: 809-969-6000

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Experienced Problem Solver and Troubleshooter; if you´re initiating a business in the Dominican Republic, he is the person you want beside you during your first year(s).
Education
  • Singularity University
    Exponential Technologies, 2009
  • Rutgers University
    Cyberspace and Society, 2011
  • Rutgers University
    Singularity Studies, 2010
  • University of Chicago
    Economics, 1980 - 2011
  • Universidad Nacional Pedro Henriquez Ureña
    Business and Economics, 1970 - 1980
  • Georgia Military Academy
    High School and ROTC, 1965 - 1966
  • Carol Morgan School
    Junior School, 1958 - 1965
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