Dan Negrea

Fmr Special Representative, U.S. State Department, Economic Bureau

Commissioner for Prosperity Partnerships

“Tech security has an important prosperity dimension.  Technology can improve people’s lives and accelerate countries’ progress when used for good.  It can also be a tool to rob people of their freedom through tech surveillance, for economic espionage, or for intellectual property theft.  The prosperity subcommission will propose concrete ways to harness tech for human flourishing.” 

Dan Negrea is the Senior Director of the Atlantic Council’s Freedom and Prosperity Center. He was the State Department’s Special Representative for Commercial and Business Affairs between 2019 and 2021 where he pioneered and led the Deal Team Initiative, a coordination mechanism between U.S. government agencies.
He was a member of the Secretary of State’s Policy Planning office between 2018 and 2019 where he was responsible for the economic portfolio.  For three decades before that, he held leadership positions in Wall Street firms. He defected from Communist Romania where he had been an official in the Ministry of Finance and was involved in negotiating government loans with the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund. He holds an MBA from Cornell University and an MA from the School of International Economic Relations in Bucharest, Romania.