Zume, Chief Business Officer; Ergo – Chairman
R.P. is the CEO of Ergo, a leading intelligence firm. He is also Chairman of Ergo Investment Partners, and CEO of Four Rivers, a Burma-focused holding company. Previously, R.P. served at the White House National Security Council and as a senior US diplomat. R.P. was Chief of Staff to US Ambassador to the UN Richard Holbrooke, Senior Adviser to Secretary of Energy Bill Richardson, and Senior Policy Officer to UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan, where he served as an architect of the Global Fund to Prevent AIDS, TB, and Malaria. R.P. was a Managing Director at the Gerson Lehrman Group and a Team Leader at the Monitor Group.
The World Economic Forum honored R.P. as a “Global Leader for Tomorrow.” R.P. is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, a member of the Board of the Middle East Institute, and was an associate at Harvard University’s Belfer Center. R.P. is co-author, with Richard Clarke, of the best-seller, “Warnings: Finding Cassandras to Stop Catastrophes.” R.P. has a BS in Neuroscience from Brown University.