Damien Ryan is a highly regarded corporate advisor with a focus on managing reputation and complex issues across Asia-Pacific.
Damien delivers counsel to CEOs, boards and management on matters related to geopolitics and cyber-attacks through to governance and DE&I. He is skilled at narrative development and stakeholder engagement, including at times of crisis, and during transactions such as M&A and restructuring. He is passionate about developing authentic leadership, defining purpose and creating a values-based culture.
Damien was previously CEO of Teneo’s Strategy & Communication business in APAC. The company Damien founded was acquired by Teneo in 2017, which included offices and talent around the APAC region. He transitioned into consulting from journalism, where he was a senior reporter and anchor with Bloomberg News. He interviewed many of the business world’s highest profile leaders. Damien also regularly covered leading business events from the IMF and OPEC to the World Economic Forum.
Damien has lived and worked in Asia and Europe for more than two decades. He’s originally from Australia and resides in Brisbane with his family. He’s a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.