Matthew Aho helps major corporate clients identify and pursue opportunities at the nexus of Cuba policy and business. A recognized authority on the legal and regulatory frameworks comprising the U.S. embargo on trade with Cuba, Matthew speaks and writes frequently on developments in bilateral relations, the effects of policy shifts, and the available opportunities. He is a member of the Cuba Study Group and frequently accompanies clients on trips to the island.
Matthew previously served as manager of policy at the Council of the Americas, the Western Hemisphere's premiere business membership organization. In that capacity, he spearheaded efforts to unite senior executives of select Fortune 500 companies with officials from the U.S. Departments of State, Commerce, Treasury, and the National Security Council, to discuss topics including financial services, telecommunications, energy, pharmaceuticals, hospitality, and agriculture.