Dr. PL deSilva is an experienced international trade adviser with a global network developed over the last 25 years. He is currently, Director at the Institute for Strategic Studies and Democracy (ISSD) in Malta (2014 to the present). He is also a former partner together with Lord Daniel Brennan QC, Admiral Norman Hayes (U.S. Navy - Retired), and Thomas Halikias (former UBS Managing Director) in Light Horse Partners LLC, a strategic business and security consulting firm in New York that includes trade finance, cyber security, and global affairs. Previously, Dr. deSilva was Advisor to the CEO of Thani Investments LLC in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (2012-2015). He also served as First Officer, Executive Office of the Secretary-General (EOSG), and Senior Adviser Global Impact for the United Nations in New York (2002-2005). Dr. deSilva serves as Adviser to Jewelry Asset Services on global sourcing, logistics, and monetization of gemstones, diamonds, precious metals, and jewelry assets.