A past president of the World Affairs Council of Hilton Head, Neil worked for IBM in the International Division in general management, finance and marketing. He managed operations in the Far East and Latin America. In the U. S., Neil was the program director responsible for grant programs with major American universities. Neil received is B.S.I.E. from Lehigh University and his M.B.A. in corporate finance from New York University. Neil has written technical papers in his area of expertise, Monte Carlo methods for business case analysis.