Richie has worked with a wide range of sectors in the context of economic development and internationalization, but, in particular he developed a skillset and passion for the agriculture/food and creative industries sectors (particularly in film & television).
As of March 2018 he now uses the United Arab Emirates (UAE)'s media hub, twofour54, as base but operating globally given the nature of his work.
He is a regular commentator and contributor with a few hundred contributions/interviews/opinion eds/productions in the media from 2016 - present (he has written opinion eds for some of the world's leading outlets like Forbes, Entrepreneur, and various leading niche outlets mainly around being subject matter expert in international trade and being founder of Young American Expat, as well as done interviews and comments on major outlets like NBC and Sky News).
Richie also is the founder of Young American Expat (YAE), which was founded in 2015 originally as a hobby. YAE is the online digital storytelling platform of the expatriate lifestyle.
Besides commentating (historically in print and now more video content), Richie both as an economic development expert and with his hobby Young American Expat has also been directing, producing and/or presenting mainly video content - showcasing his passion for both internationalization and the economy as well as living abroad to the public.
Originally from the USA, Richie studied his Masters at SOAS - University of London. He also has an Advanced Certificate of International Trade - Distinction from the Institute of Export UK (IoE). Richie speaks Spanish, as well as various levels of French, Portuguese and Arabic. Finally, Richie has also guest lectured in the past.
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About Richie Santosdiaz
Richie is a subject matter expert in economic development, particularly in the realm of internationalization and international trade, as well as international business, international education, and capability development.
Having lived in seven countries, he spent almost 5 years until early 2018 with a management consulting firm based in London; there he had a portfolio of high-level government (UK, Canadian, Mayor of London) and multinational corporate clients in Europe, North America and the Middle East. Richie has worked in others industries, such as higher education, manufacturing, transportation, NGOs and retail.