Meet Our Team

David Vannier

Founding Partner,
Georgetown Advisory LLC

David Vannier is the founding partner of Georgetown Advisory LLC, an advisory firm specializing in sovereign advisory and debt restructuring, geopolitical and risk analysis, and crisis communications and management. Previously, from 2006 to 2020, David worked for the International Monetary Fund, where he served in several positions.

From 2015 to 2020, he served as an advisor, and the IMF chief of protocol, in the cabinets of successive IMF Managing Directors Christine Lagarde and Kristalina Georgieva. In this role, he briefed the heads of the IMF, providing advice on a wide spectrum of issues and topics, as well as drafting and editing speeches and public communications. In addition, he led protocol teams and activities for official meetings and trips.

From 2008 to 2015, reporting directly to Dominique Strauss-Kahn and Christine Lagarde, he coordinated external stakeholder engagement, drafted speeches and written contributions, and arranged speaking engagements. In his first role at the IMF, he worked for the Secretary of the Fund brokering alignment on various policy, crisis, and country decisions.

Prior to joining the IMF, David worked as a financial economist for then global leader in infrastructure construction, where he coordinated the sales and execution of economic development projects for governments and international organizations. Prior to teaching economics and political science in Asia (2005), David worked for the World Bank from 2003 to 2005. He first worked on community driven development in Africa, and subsequently served as a member of the World Bank’s Cambodia Country Office. Previously, David worked as a financial economist for the Credit Lyonnais (2002-2003), after having written for the Financial Times and Business Week.

David holds a Master’s degree in International Relations (Economics and Law) from SAIS, Johns Hopkins University, and a Bachelor’s degree from Vassar College (History and Italian).

About Us

Georgetown Advisory LLC is a boutique advisory firm, specializing in sovereign advisory; geopolitical and risk analysis; trade policy and regulatory practices; as well as crisis management and communications.


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