Jeremy Tamanini is the founder and lead consultant at Dual Citizen. In this capacity, he works in a diverse range of geographic and organizational contexts, advising clients on leveraging strategic communications and data analytics both as an independent consultant and as part of larger consulting teams.
Jeremy started his career in the private sector at an Internet start-up and then as Director of Marketing at Armani Group. His passion for global policy and development issues led to a Fulbright fellowship to conduct a project in the United Arab Emirates. His research there explored the interaction of place branding and economic development in Dubai through engaging with local government officials, while based in Dubai Media City.
Jeremy founded Dual Citizen in 2010 with a vision for applying the tools and tactics gained from his private sector experience to global issues, with particular focus on green economy and sustainable development. He has worked with international organizations including the World Bank and Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), as well as with government agencies in the United States (U.S. Department of State, U.S. Agency for International Development). He also has worked directly with government ministries, business clusters and private companies internationally through the Global Green Economy Index™ (GGEI). His paper Do National Green Reputations Matter? The Global Green Economy Index and Implications for Stakeholders in the Green Economy was recently published in the International Place Branding Yearbook (Palgrave Macmillian) here. A new study released in October 2015 titled "The Climate Moment: Anticipating New Energy Markets, Investment Risks and Opportunities & Jobs in the Low Carbon Economy" can be accessed here.
Jeremy is a graduate with distinction from Georgetown’s School of Foreign Service with a Master’s degree in Foreign Policy and an Honor's certificate in International Business Diplomacy. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Urban Studies and Economics from Columbia University. Learn more about Jeremy's background here or contact him here.
STRATEGIC ADVISORS provide periodic input to the practice and can partner on consulting assignments or facilitate professional services to support Dual Citizen's development.
Dr. Andrea Bassi is the founder and CEO of KnowlEdge Srl (Italy) and an Extraordinary Professor at Stellenbosch University (South Africa). Andrea is a project leader and researcher, applying modeling and research techniques that focus on systemic analysis. With over 10 years of experience, he has supported more than 30 governments and several international organizations primarily on green economy strategies & scenarios, climate mitigation & adaptation and sustainable development. He holds a Ph.D. and M.Phil. in System Dynamics at the University of Bergen, Norway, and a M.Sc. in Business and Economics at LIUC, Italy. Andrea is the author (with Gilbert Probst) of Tackling Complexity, A Systemic Approach for Decision Makers. In early 2014, Andrea led a strategic review of the Global Green Economy Index™ (GGEI), evaluating its market positioning, methodology, data references and measurement approach to markets and efficiency sectors. Learn more about Andrea's professional background here.
Karuna Ramakrishnan is a Singapore-based staff of the World Bank Group’s Trade and Competitiveness Global Practice where she serves client-governments in the East Asia and Africa regions. She has a global, multi-disciplinary background, having worked in five cities on the topics of trade & economic consulting, strategic communications and policy advisory. She is also a social entrepreneur, who co-founded a self-sustaining, environmentally friendly NGO, which is a pioneer in solid waste management in rural Tamil Nadu. She is a passionate advocate of woman’s rights, and is working towards developing an expertise in the economic re-building of post conflict situations. Karuna completed the Master of Science in Foreign Service program from the School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University. She also holds a Diploma in print journalism from the Asian College of Journalism, and a B.A. in Economics from Stella Maris college. Karuna is originally from Chennai, India. Learn more about Karuna's professional background here.
Marcus Andersson is a strategy and communications adviser, writer and entrepreneur. He is a co-founder and the CEO of Tendensor International, a leading Scandinavian consultancy specializing in the attractiveness, branding and innovation of places. Marcus has worked for several international organizations - including the European Commission and the Swedish Government - on communications and project management in policy areas such as innovation and entrepreneurship, green growth and sustainable development, as well as marketing. He holds an M.A. in Political Science from Uppsala University and an MSc. in Marketing, Business and Economics from Stockholm University, School of Business. He is also a trained intelligence analyst and has worked as a case officer for the Swedish Security Service. He has published a range of papers, articles, reports and handbooks on topics such as talent attraction, cluster development, supranational place branding and investment promotion. Dual Citizen supported Marcus' client work on the Strategic Global Marketing of Nordic Cleantech Clusters & Competencies and producing a case study on talent attraction and retention in Austin, Texas. Contact Marcus here.
Steve Hamilton is a Senior Manager at Deloitte Transactions and Business Analytics LLP in the Emerging Markets Practice based in Washington, DC. Steve has more than 10 years of experience providing market, economic, strategic planning, and transactions support for large-scale economic development and infrastructure projects worldwide, including Special Economic Zones, ports, airports, and new city developments. He has worked in over 15 countries in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and Latin America for multilateral development banks, private real estate developers/operators, and government clients. Steve is focused on developing and deploying new evidence-based solutions that support informed decision making by city leaders, citizens, and stakeholders around economic and social development opportunities and challenges. These solutions employ data analytics and new media tools that enable greater citizen participation in strategic planning. Prior to joining Deloitte, Steve was a Project Manager at AECOM, a leading global Fortune 500 design, planning, and engineering company. Steve received his MA from Georgetown University’s Graduate School of Foreign Service and his BA from the University of Virginia. Learn more about Steve's professional background here and contact Steve here.