Daniel Silverstein

Dan Silverstein provides strategic advice on private sector engagement, capital markets activities, and impact investments in agricultural and economic development to U.S. government agencies, donor aid agencies, embassies, ministries, research centers, universities, civil society, and corporations.

He works with an elite group of clients which he counsels on aligning public and private capital that is invested to achieve tangible impact in addressing the Strategic Development Goals while generating a return on private capital. He created and has built Ag Salon, an international, interactive alliance of thought leaders and exceptional young professionals, which affords him access to hundreds of the world’s leading practitioners in agricultural development, nutrition, One Health, and related fields.

Dan was twice selected by USAID for assignments as a Senior Private Sector Advisor (Conceived The Feed the Future Private Sector Engagement Hub). He was referred by Catherine Bertini, former Executive Director of the UN World Food Programme, to serve as its private sector advisor in New York.

Dan also was an Adjunct Professor at The Catholic University of America in Washington, DC where he taught graduate-level courses on the international politics of hunger and nutritional security. He serves on advisory boards at Tufts Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, the Iowa State Seed Science Center, the Hillwood Estate, and is invited to participate in high-level, off-the-record advisory sessions at the National Academy of Sciences and other international development organizations.

Dan’s career has prepared him to offer broad insights and precise understandings of how enlightened private sector engagement can be a catalyst to improve the lives of vulnerable people. He selects clients that share his passion for blending the expertise of researchers and technical specialists with the savvy of market-driven strategists in affecting sustainable, transformative change.