Meet David M. Luna, our new Anti-Illicit Trade Advisor and recent news about him:
The Economist, Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) Report: "Lasting Effects: How the COVID-19 pandemic will change illicit trade" (October 2020)
U.S. Council for International Business (USCIB): "USCIB to Present Proposal at APEC on Fighting IP Crime, Illicit Trade" (October 2020)
Harvard Business School, HSBO Business Insight Blog: "How A Former U.S. Diplomat and National Security Official Enhanced His Career with the Help of HBS Online" (September 2020)
Global Financial Integrity: "Narcotics Proceeds in the Western Hemisphere: Analysis of Narcotics Related Illicit Financial Flows between the United States, Mexico, and Colombia" (September 2020)
South China Morning Post: "How Covid-19 is proving a boon for criminal networks’ illicit trade, endangering international security" (August 2020)
Business at OECD, Anti-Illicit Trade Expert Group: "Illicit Trade at the time of crisis: current challenges and long-term impacts" (April 2020)
Learn more about David M. Luna
David is President and CEO of Luna Global Networks & Convergence Strategies LLC. A former US diplomat and national security official, David is a globally-recognized strategic thought leader, and a leading voice internationally on transnational threats, international affairs, geopolitical risks, illicit trade and global illicit economies ("dark side of globalization") that fuel greater insecurity and instability around the world.
David held numerous senior positions with the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL), including directorships for national security, transnational crime and illicit networks, and anti-corruption and good governance; and was an advisor to the Secretary’s Coordinator for the Rule of Law.
David also served as an Assistant Counsel to the President, Office of the Counsel to the President, The White House; and other positions with the U.S. Department of Labor and U.S. Senate.
David is currently the Chair of the Business at OECD Anti-Illicit Trade Expert Group; Chair of the Anti-Illicit Trade Committee of the United States Council for International Business (USCIB); and previously served as the President of the OECD Task Force on Countering Illicit Trade; Vice Chair of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Illicit Trade and Organized Crime, Chair, APEC Anti-Corruption and Transparency (ACT) Working Group, and in other leadership positions in the G7, and other diplomatic fora and public-private partnerships on anti-crime and global security.
David is also a Senior Fellow for National Security and co-Director of the Anti-Illicit Trade Institute at the Terrorism, Transnational Crime, and Corruption Center (TraCCC), Schar School of Policy and Government, George Mason University; and Guest Lecturer on Transnational Threats, Africa Center for Strategic Studies, National Defense University (NDU). David is a graduate (M.S.S.) of the U.S. Army War College, and received his B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania, J.D. from The Columbus School of Law, The Catholic University of America, and awarded numerous certificates from the Harvard Business School (HBS).