Daniel Bennett is the director of the Millennium Leadership Program (MLP), the Atlantic Council’s center for leadership development. As director, Daniel manages the Millennium Fellowship – the Council’s flagship “accelerator” for rising leaders (ages 25-35). He designs and delivers a curriculum that includes executive coaching, Adaptive Leadership, and a range of skill trainings alongside leadership retreats, conferences, and “expeditions” to the front lines of global challenges. Through the fellowship, he works closely with a diverse array of leaders across business, government, and civil society, including fortune 500 executives; nonprofit CEO’s; ministers and senior government advisors; and award-winning artists, authors, scientists and academics. Beyond the fellowship, Daniel oversees the center’s broader agenda of activities which involve all thematic and regional areas of the Council’s work, as well as the center’s network of 500+ fellows which spans over 80 countries.
Daniel is a graduate from Georgetown’s Institute for Transformational Leadership, holds a Professional Coaching Certification (PCC) equivalent degree in executive coaching with a focus on leadership and career coaching, and is certified in the Leadership Circle assessment. He is also an experienced Human Centered Design/Design Thinking facilitator certified via the LUMA Institute. Prior to joining the Atlantic Council, Daniel worked in Cairo, Egypt coordinating youth outreach and advocacy programs during the Arab Spring. He earned his bachelor’s degree in international relations with a minor in Arabic at Tufts University and studied Arabic at the American University in Cairo. Daniel spent 13 years living in six different African Countries and currently resides outside Washington, DC.