Tuesday March 7, 2017 from 6:00 PM to 7:45 PM EST
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The Colony Palm Beach Pavilion Room 
155 Hammon Avenue
Palm Beach, FL 33480

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Celeste Simon
World Affairs Council of Palm Beach
(561) 374-2858

Democracy, Populism & Oil - Challenges & Opportunities in Venezuela

Join Us on  Tuesday March 7, 2017 at 6:00 PM at The Colony Palm Beach Pavilion Room with Frank Holder

Frank Holder will discuss Venezuela's past and future 

Speaker Profile:

Frank Holder leads BRG's Latin America Practice. With over 20 years of experience, he has directed corporate investigations and security consulting assignments in Latin America and the United States. The investigative matters include large-scale internal fraud and public corruption investigations, product protection, litigation support, due diligence and reputational self-due diligence investigations related to politically motivated allegations and defamation campaigns, and hostile takeovers. As a security expert, he has designed the security for international airports, seaports, and complex multijurisdictional distribution networks and has testified as an expert witness in political issues in the Latin American region. 

Before joining BRG, Mr. Holder was the chief executive officer of Holder International, which was acquired by FTI in 2007. Before founding Holder International, he was the president of Kroll Inc.’s Consulting Services Group, responsible for operations in more than 35 countries. Prior to that, he was the head of Kroll’s Latin America and Caribbean region. Before joining Kroll, he was the president of Holder Associates in Buenos Aires, a risk mitigation and business intelligence firm. 

Mr. Holder began his career with the U.S. Air Force as a political-military analyst for the U.S. embassy in Argentina and as a special agent for the Office of Special Investigations at Langley Air Force Base in Virginia, with responsibilities in areas including counterintelligence and force protection. He won the Airman’s Medal for valor for his actions in the aftermath of the AMIA bombing in Buenos Aires. Mr. Holder is fluent in English, Spanish, and Portuguese. He is an accomplished public speaker with numerous presentations throughout the United States, United Kingdom, Argentina, Chile, Mexico, and Brazil on a broad range of topics such as money laundering, risk management, homeland security, and operational risk. He has written articles on similar topics for U.S. and Latin American newspapers and professional journals. He has taught courses in political science and law on the Inter-American system at the Universidad del Salvador, Buenos Aires. He conducted fraud investigations in Colombia and Brazil, as well as asset searches, litigation support and due diligence services in Brazil, Venezuela, Argentina and Mexico for a Spanish broadband and telecommunications provider in Europe and Latin America.


Registration and Reception: 6:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

The speaker program: 6:30 p.m. - 7:45 p.m.

Members are free.  
Guests $35.00 Paid 24 Hours in Advance or $40.00  at the Door.

Celeste Simon
President, World Affairs Council of Palm Beach