Petter Jonhson


Qualifications: Master of Arts (MA), International Relations and Economics Specializations: Emerging Markets and International Finance The Johns Hopkins University Washington, DC, USA / Bologna, Italy Nitze School of Advanced International Studies Bachelor of Arts (BA), Economics and International Relations dual major Concentration in International Political Economy, Business Administration minor The State University of New York College at Geneseo, Jones School of Business New York, USA Executive Education Program on Governance Hertie School of Governance Berlin, Germany


M.A. graduate in International Relations and Economics with specializations in International Finance and Emerging Markets from the Johns Hopkins University Nitze School of Advanced International Studies. He is a former U.S. diplomat, founder of, providing blockchain advisory services and solutions and founder of the Ayadee Foundation, a “do tank” bringing together experts and innovators to use technology to develop solutions to global food waste. His newest venture, Visible Darkness SARL, based in Tunisia, will advise companies on developing innovation strategies. He has been named a FinTech Top100 Influencer, provides advisory services and tech solutions to the United Nations.

Areas of Expertise


  • Digital Acceleration
  • Civil Society
  • Innovation & Human-Centered Design
  • Economic Development

  • Entreuprenurial Culture

• FinTech Top 100 SDG Influencers, Lattice 80 and FinTech4Good, April 2019  

• Responsible Leader, selected by BMW Foundation Herbert Quandt, June 2018  

• Meritorious Service Award, U.S. Department of State, November 2017  

• Superior Honor Award, U.S. Department of State, June 2017 

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