Payne Institute Communications Associate
Gregory Wischer is founder and principal of Dei Gratia Minerals, a critical minerals consulting firm. He was previously Executive Vice President at Westwin Elements, an American company seeking to build the only nickel metal refinery in the United States. In this role, he led negotiations on multimillion-dollar investment and offtake deals with major US automakers, as well as liaisons with the US Government. Greg has also participated in Track 1.5 critical mineral dialogues involving government leaders from India, Japan, Australia, and the United States.
He has written about critical mineral issues in Newsweek, War on the Rocks, MINING.com, RealClearMarkets, RealClearEnergy, National Defense Magazine, Washington Times, The National Interest, 19FortyFive, the Australian Strategic Policy Institute’s (ASPI) The Strategist, the Wilson Center’s New Security Beat, and the US Military Academy’s Modern War Institute.
Greg has prior experience at the National Defense University, US Senate Foreign Relations Committee, US House of Representatives, and Centre for Policy Research in New Delhi, India. He received his BA in International Business from Boise State University, where he also captained the men’s tennis team, and he received his MA in Security Studies from Georgetown University.
He’s is a Communications Associate at the Payne Institute where he helps out with research on topics bordering on critical minerals, and issues within the general mining space.