Brendan Johannsen is a participant in the 2024 Executive Leadership Intensive and a managing director with Teneo Risk, where he leads the corporate resilience practice. In that role, he advises global executives on building and executing corporate resilience, crisis response, and strategic initiatives related to geopolitical risk. In addition to identifying and forecasting risk, he crafts and implements response mechanisms that safeguard client interests. He has worked with clients across North America, Europe, Africa, and South Asia. Johannsen was previously a political analyst at the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), where he developed new intelligence programs focused on the intersection of political stability and human security. In addition to CIA headquarters in Washington, DC, Johannsen served in sub-Saharan Africa and US war zones. He remains an external consultant to the Directorate of National Intelligence. He is a Truman National Security fellow and a member of Foreign Policy for America’s NextGen Initiative. Johannsen has an MA in international affairs from Columbia University, an MPA from Sciences Po Paris, and a BA in political science from Tufts University.