Ricardo E. Neeb is an International Fellow based in Santiago, Chile with the Center for a Secure Free Society (SFS). Having served twelve years in Chile’s National Intelligence Agency (Agencia Nacional de Inteligencia-ANI), including four years as the chief of the counterintelligence division, Mr. Neeb has a distinguished career within Chile’s intelligence community.
Mr. Neeb combines technical expertise with field experience to be one of the leading counter-proliferation experts in South America. He provides regular lectures at various seminars throughout Latin America and is a professor of Defense Studies at the Political Science Institute of the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. Speaking four languages (Spanish, English, German, and Portuguese), Mr. Neeb worked in the private sector providing security for two of the largest critical infrastructure companies in Chile, Compañia General de Electricidad (electricity) and Aguas Andinas (Water).
Prior to SFS, Mr. Neeb ran, in the National Intelligence Agency, the unit responsible for critical infrastructure, cybersecurity, and counter-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction. Mr. Neeb was a Naval Engineer at the Universidad Austral de Chile and also earned a Master’s of Science in Engineering (M.Sc.Eng) from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro.