Nelson Gonzalez

Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer

Declara

About Nelson Gonzalez

Nelson González brings over 20 years of global experience in entrepreneurship, education, healthcare and social impact to his role at Declara.

Nelson was founder and CEO of Advent Strategy, a global innovation strategy firm with major corporate and government clients. He served as Chief Strategy Officer at the Stupski Foundation, where he created a campaign to redesign public education systems across eight US states. Nelson also served as a director at the Royal Institution World Science Assembly, leading breakthroughs in pandemic preparedness and surveillance in collaboration with global pharmaceutical and multilateral institutions.

Nelson has advised business and political leaders on innovation practices, including the Colombian President and the CEO of Burberry, and he managed the campaign for UN Secretary General of Afghan Finance Minister, Ashraf Chani. He has developed social impact portfolios for Charles and Helen Schwab, Mo Ibrahim, Larry and Joyce Stupski, Walter and Elise Haas, the Stuart Foundation, the Asia Foundation, and the Sobrato family.

A native of Colombia who grew up in multiple countries, Nelson began his career as an analyst for the British Royal Household and Booz Allen, based in London.Nelson serves on several boards in the private and public sectors. He did his doctoral work at the London School of Economics in political science, and studied at Oxford University and Amherst College, where he graduated with high honors.

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