Dr. Vanessa Neumann is the author of BloodProfits. She is president of Asymmetrica, a consultancy on strategies for corporate clients and governments to dismantle illicit trade. Dr. Neumann is the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development’s Advisory Group for the Task Force on Countering Illicit Trade, and holds fellowships at Yale University, Columbia University, and the Foreign Policy Research Institute. Her company, Asymmetrica, is a member of the Global CounterTerrorism Research Network (GCTRN) for the United Nations Security Council’s Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (CTED), authorized to brief the UN Security Council directly.