David P. Michaels

(Also view: "WHAT OTHERS SAY" and "A SELECTION OF RELATED PUBLICATIONS & COMMENTARIES" see below)


".... has been working 'outside the box' long before most people knew there was one."

Joe Lauria, Emerging Markets Reporter, Bloomberg News

David P. Michaels David P. Michaels
was born and educated in England. He has over thirty-five years of experience as an advisor to corporations, governmental entities, and political leaders on matters associated with business, economic and political restructuring, strategic problem resolution, and the related financial and economic negotiations. He has also advised law enforcement entities and litigation professionals on matters involving fraud, corruption, and illegal international transactions.

Mr. Michaels acts as a personal advisor and mentor to Chairman, Presidents, and CEO's of international entities. With a divergent problem solving capability and ability to synthesize highly complex issues into workable solutions, he has spearheaded dynamic and critical innovation in business and economic development.

He is the creator of a number of financial programs for restructuring and expansion utilizing sovereign debt instruments, blocked currencies, trade and investment incentives.

Notably, he is credited with anticipating the concepts behind the Brady Plan and the Enterprise for the Americas programs launched by the previous Bush Administration.

Mr. Michaels' activities in the MERCOSUR region, the South American common market, includes representing and advising U.S. and European corporations and Government entities on their negotiations with the public and private sectors, and he acts as a conduit for multinational corporations seeking access to "Southern Cone" markets.

Mr. Michaels contributes to the policy and strategic planning debates through commentaries and publications on strategic business/economic planning and restructuring; international debt, trade, investment, and economic restructuring and development. He was recently elected Vice President of the Foreign Press Association. Founded in 1918, the Foreign Press Association represents more than 400 members from 50 different countries.

His private activities include active participation in a number of organizations including: The St. George’s Society of New York, a British charitable society founded in 1770; Member, and former Chairman of The St. George’s Honours Committee; English Speaking Union - Inauguration of The Margaret Thatcher Series of Lectures; Founder and Chairman Emeritus of the Uruguayan American Chamber of Commerce in the United States. Mr. Michaels was appointed the Special Advisor for the MERCOSUR region in South America for the International Paralympic Committee (www.paralympic.org)

David Michaels is authoring, (with Capt. Julian J. Mitchell C.B.E., Royal Navy [retired], British Naval Attaché in Argentina from 1980 to 1982), "Dust on the Chess Board" - a fictionalized insight into the activities of major global industries in geopolitical affairs between 1977 and 1982, with an alternative view of events leading to the Falklands War.

Mr. Michaels also enjoys reading books on a diverse selection of subjects, and playing backgammon.

He is married to Teresita C. D’Alessandro, formerly of Montevideo, Uruguay. They reside in New York City, and rest in Punta del Este, Uruguay.

Clubs: Royal Naval Club & Royal Albert Yacht Club (UK); University Club, Washington DC (USA).

For more information on David P. Michaels' Strategic Solutions click here.

 

WHAT OTHERS SAY:

- Andrew C. West, Industrial Psychologist, Senior Advisor to the Private Sector Division of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
" .... unsurpassed ability to find workable solutions to some of the most intractable problems .... he has one of the most versatile minds I have ever encountered; no problem appears to be too complex for Mr. Michaels' lateral thinking mind to solve .... a person of extraordinary ability."

- Joe Lauria, Emerging Markets Reporter, Bloomberg News
".... has been working 'outside the box' long before most people knew there was one."

- Edgardo E. Barandiaran, Principal Economist, World Bank, Washington, D.C.
"... It is my impression that David Michaels' insight into the problems of external debt is a reflection of his talent to search for effective and pragmatic solutions to complicated international problems ..."

- Gordon W. Platt, Financial Editor, The Journal of Commerce
".... During my 18 years as a financial journalist, dealing with international economic problems, and specifically with the problem of Third World debt, I have rarely encountered an individual with such a keen insight into the problems of Third World debt and the relationship of the 'have and have not' countries as Mr. Michaels .... Mr. Michaels' unique ability to analyze complicated economic problems and to explain those problems in an '... acceptable fashion to the conservative regimes of the banking countries of the North and to the hard-pressed Third World regimes of the South have made him a preeminent figure in the realm of Third World debt restructuring...' ."

- Jean-Francois Thiollier, Consul General of France
".... continuous innovative efforts to provide practical and effective contributions to the global debt and economic problem .... to be commended for their lucidity and effectiveness."

- Ernest S. McCrary, Former Bureau Chief South America, McGraw-Hill
"... David's proposals .... serious, original, workable, and potentially beneficial to the host countries involved ... He has a unique understanding of the issues involved and a unique enthusiasm to put that knowledge to work in a creative and constructive way... Many of his ideas anticipated the concepts behind the Brady Plan and the Enterprise for the Americas programs launched by the Bush administration."

- Laurance Allen, Publisher, Harvard Business Review
"David Michaels' dynamism and vision will ensure the success of the Foundation ...."

 


A SELECTION OF RELATED PUBLICATIONS & COMMENTARIES


“FORTRESS U.N: THE NEW WORLD ORDER AND THE FIEFDOMS OF THE UNITED NATIONS”

Provides insight into the U.N.'s ‘organizational gridlock’ and offers practical proposals to produce positive modification of the U.N. ‘system’ in support of the Secretary-General’s desire for productive change.

(Introduction by Sir Alan Walters)


“2001: A SPACED ECONOMY”
Suggests that the inequalities of economic skills, experience, and growth between regional ‘developed’ and ‘developing’ nations will be recognized as the principal stumbling block in the inability to maintain any continued and paced global economic growth.

Offers direction to create an equitable balance between nations of unequal economic status, as a firm foundation for sustainable economic growth.

The commentary also states that many companies will be faced with shifts in markets, competition, technology, communications, and politics, which will create the need to develop pro-active responses to progressive adjustments focused on three key areas related to change.


“HUMAN RESOURCES ACCOUNTING & THE HIDDEN ASSET.”
Company performance is assessed in terms of the Balance Sheet and Profit & Loss Account. This approach serves a useful purpose in that it provides a ‘snapshot’ of performance at any given point of time. But the process measures only what can conveniently be measured. It omits the human factor.

“Human Resources Accounting & The Hidden Asset” comments on probably the single most important contributor to good company performance and the best predictor of future performance.


“THE PRIVATIZATION OF SOVEREIGN DEBT”
Proposes a cost-effective alternative to (official) debt ‘forgiveness’ offering a package of incentives for economically stimulating low-risk LDC investment.


“INTERNATIONAL CENTRAL CLEARING HOUSE"
Proposal for the registration and settlement of sovereign debt trades, and the settlement of public and private sector international trade and commerce, utilizing sovereign debt instruments.

Addresses the problems of Lesser Developed Countries (LDC’s) Sovereign Debt, and proposes the organization of an International Private Sector effort to form an entity, with the cooperation of the LDC’s and the Banking Industry, whose objectives could lead to early direct results towards progressive economic and, therefore, political stability in the LDC’s.


“DEMOCRACY or BUREAUCRACY & MEDIOCRITY”
A commentary in answer to the following questions:

- What are the key components in the renaissance of Uruguay's economy?

- How can Uruguay obtain investment during these turbulent economic times?

- What are the key components in a foreign investment promotion strategy?


MERCOSUR”S FREIGHT PROBLEM? URUGUAY’S SOLUTION!
Indispensable to Mercosur's continued success is a fast and affordable freight transportation network that will permit industrial integration and "just-in-time" delivery of components to assembly plants throughout the region.

Economic development experts have concluded that proposed improvements in Mercosur's existing rail and road connections are not a satisfactory answer, and that a revolutionary change in freight transport technology is required. Pipeline Freight Transportation ("PFT") appears to be the only technology that meets the experts' criteria.

Full text by clicking here


“MULTINATIONALS' BLOCKED CURRENCIES & THE LDC'S EXTERNAL DEBT: A ‘WIN-WIN’ COMPROMISE”

Examines and projects, using a specially developed financial model, the offset of ‘blocked currencies’ for partial debt reduction combined with investment incentives.


“THE UTILIZATION OF INSTRUMENTS OF SOVEREIGN DEBT IN COUNTERTRADE AND OFFSET NEGOTIATIONS”

Discusses the benefits of incorporating ‘debt-equity’ and ‘debt-currency’ swaps in countertrade and offset negotiations to enhance a ‘trade-led’ global economic expansion program.

 

 

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