Press Release: Dentons Global Advisors-ASG Welcomes Roya Rahmani and Julián Ventura as Senior Advisors

Firm further grows its team of former high-level diplomats

November 8, 2022 (Washington, D.C.)Dentons Global Advisors-Albright Stonebridge Group (ASG), leaders in global strategic advisory, announce that Ambassador Roya Rahmani has joined as Senior Advisor in the firm’s South Asia practice, and Julián Ventura has joined as Senior Advisor in the Americas practice.

Ambassador Roya Rahmani, a distinguished former Afghan diplomat, was the first woman to serve as her country’s Ambassador to the United States and to Indonesia. She was also Afghanistan’s first accredited Ambassador to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), and has served as non-resident Ambassador to Singapore, Mexico, Argentina, Colombia, and the Dominican Republic. Earlier in her career, she founded the Directorate General for Regional Cooperation at the Afghan Ministry of Foreign Affairs and served as Senior Advisor in the Ministry of Education. She is Vice Chair for Public Policy at Delphos and Distinguished Fellow at the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security.

“We are very excited to welcome Ambassador Rahmani to our team,” said Dan K. Rosenthal, Managing Principal of Dentons Global Advisors-ASG. “She brings a wealth of experience navigating complex social-political-security environments and working with governments and multilateral organizations across Asia and beyond.” Senior Vice President and co-lead of the South Asia practice Atman Trivedi added: “Roya has unique expertise and a perspective that will be invaluable to our clients in today's volatile geopolitical landscape.”

Ambassador Julián Ventura brings to our network over three decades of diplomatic experience, having served the Mexican government in Asia, Europe, South and North America, the United Nations, and the Organization of American States. As Mexico’s Deputy Secretary of Foreign Affairs, he helped launch business and innovation dialogues with key partners including China, France, India, and the United Kingdom. He oversaw Mexico’s diplomatic relationships with the European Commission, the African Union, and the G-20, among others. Earlier, Ambassador Ventura served as the Mexican Ambassador to the United Kingdom and to the People’s Republic of China, as well as Undersecretary for North American Affairs and Deputy Chief of Mission at the Mexican Embassy to the United States. He has extensive experience in outreach to the private sector.

“Julián brings our clients unique insights gained from years of experience at the highest levels of diplomacy and in key countries,” said Ambassador Anthony Harrington, Dentons Global Advisors-ASG Managing Board Chair and head of the firm’s Americas practice. “We are delighted to welcome such a respected and experienced colleague to our team to support our ongoing work in Mexico and across the globe,” added Senior Vice President Antonio Ortiz-Mena.

Dentons Global Advisors - Albright Stonebridge Group (ASG) is the premier global strategy and commercial diplomacy firm. We help clients understand and successfully navigate the intersection of public, private, and social sectors in international markets. Our worldwide team has served clients in more than 120 countries. To learn more, visit albrightstonebridge.com.

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