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Brendan Johannsen

Managing Director

Brendan Johannsen is a Managing Director with Teneo’s Risk Advisory business, where he is primarily responsible for developing the division’s first anticipatory risk intelligence program.

Brendan is a seasoned intelligence professional with experience assessing rapidly-developing crisis situations and providing insight on long-term, strategic priorities to senior White House and Cabinet officials.

Brendan was previously a Political Analyst at the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), where he developed inaugural intelligence programs focused on the intersection of political stability and human security. His work fostered groundbreaking U.S. Government partnerships that advanced the personal security of vulnerable populations around the world. He regularly represented CIA at senior interagency meetings and external conferences and events.

In addition to his work at CIA Headquarters in Washington, D.C., Brendan has field experience in sub-Saharan Africa and has served in U.S. warzones. He was awarded a CIA Academic Fellowship from 2014-16 and is also the recipient of a Director’s Award and multiple exceptional performance awards.

Brendan has an MA in international affairs from Columbia University and an MPA from Sciences Po, Paris (high honors); he received a BA in political science and German from Tufts University (high honors) and graduated from Regis High School.

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