Jose Pereira (Jose Angel Pereira Ruimwyck) knows what it's like to be wrongfully detained in a foreign country. In November 2017 Jose, the then CEO of Houston-based CITGO oil company, was summoned to Caracas with members of his leadership team for what appeared to be a normal budgetary meeting. Upon arrival they quickly found out they were to be arrested by the government for charges of treason, espionage, embezzlement and corruption. Held hostage for five years, Jose and his team learned how to survive and put systems in place to help them. In October 2022, they were released in a prisoner exchange on St. Vincent's in the Caribbean and Jose is now back home in Houston leading many important hostage advocacy efforts. Please follow him on his LinkedIn profile. You can also learn more at Bring Our Families Home.