Peter Edmund Johnson is a futurist, impact-driven-entrepreneur, educator and a former American diplomat: his passion is to develop technology to create impact. He founded and leads the Ayadee Foundation, which convenes networks of sectoral experts with new technologies to develop disruptive solutions to reach the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), with participants from more than 30 countries. Peter also leads the Ayadee Holding Corp. (AHC), which invests in and develops its own social impact innovations around uses of blockchain technology. Its current portfolio includes global supply chain tracking through TRAK.id, tracking and preventing counterfeit garments using NFTs through Garment Chain.
Education is a key area of Peter’s work as well, as most recently he launched the first Blockchain Academy in Central America, at El Salvador´s Monica Herrera School of Communications, the leading university in the region for design thinking. Peter also teaches innovation and entrepreneurship at North Africa’s top business school, speaks regularly at international conferences and universities, and he has designed a course for UNITAR on how blockchain can be used to reach the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
Peter is a former US diplomat who has represented the United States in Germany and Egypt, and he continues to work with the public sector with consulting projects focused on digitalisation and technology policy for the European Commission, the United States Agency for International Development and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. Early in his career he worked at Standard & Poor´s Global Markets, Citi Banamex and the African Development Bank.
Peter earned his MA in international relations from the Johns Hopkins University Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS).