Dr. Leopoldo Neira has served as Chairman on the Board of Directors since July 2012. Previously he occupied the Executive Presidency from 1998, where he helped the expansion of Dichter & Neira trough Central America, the Caribbean and Colombia.
Leopoldo founded in 1986 his own company called Researchers of Consumer Behaviour (ICC) which subsequently, alongside the late Dr. Ernest Dichter, became Dichter & Neira. His areas of expertise include consumer psychology and social and opinion research.
Leopoldo has written over 100 articles that have been published in academic and professional journals in the areas of marketing, psychology and business. He is a member of ESOMAR, the global association of professional market researchers, and is on the Editorial Board of Capital Weekly.
Leopold received a BA in Psychology from the Universidad Santa Maria La Antigua in Panama, a Masters in Special Education at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois, USA and a PhD in Educational Psychology at the same university.