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Nov 3, 2023

Elaine Dezenski is the senior director and head of the Center on Economic and Financial Power at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD).  She has over two decades of leadership in public, private, and international organizations, and is a globally recognized expert and thought leader on geopolitical risk, supply chain security, anti-corruption, and national security. 

Dezenski previously served as senior director at the World Economic Forum from 2010 to 2015, after which she launched LumiRisk LCC, a risk advisory practice. In 2017, she served as a senior fellow at the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs at Yale University and as a lecturer of business ethics. In 2020–2021, she served on the newly formed Chairman’s Council on China Competition at the Export-Import Bank of the United States. Dezenski has held both political and career positions at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and senior roles at INTERPOL, Cross Match Technologies, and Siemens Corporation. 

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