Lianne Kennedy-Boudali


  • Americas
  • Security Consulting
  • Security and Intelligence Programmes
  • Managing political risk
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Lianne Kennedy-Boudali is a Principal in Control Risks’ Security and Risk Consulting practice in North America and is responsible for advising Control Risks’ clients on issues related to enterprise security risk management, security program development and implementation. As a recognized expert on risk and political violence, she brings deep expertise in security and risk management, threat intelligence, political risk, and extremist groups.  

Recent tasks that Lianne has worked on include:

  • Leading and executing the development of security and intelligence programs for corporate clients, including assessing organizational risk, conducting needs assessments, identifying staffing and organizational requirements, and designing program road maps for both pre-IPO and Fortune 100 companies.  
  • Leading strategic advisory services and security program development for private families and high-profile clients.  
  • Developing data-driven risk and threat monitoring processes that effectively leverage technology.  

    Lianne previously served as chief strategy officer at a risk consultancy, where she led client engagements providing advisory services, threat assessment, risk management and strategic planning to corporate and private clients. Lianne previously managed an international research group working for a US cyber security company in Abu Dhabi.  

    She also served as a policy analyst in the National Security Research Division of RAND Corporation, where she conducted classified and unclassified research on national security policy and planning, violent non-state actors, and partner capacity-building. During this time, she frequently spoke about topics related to terrorism, and she testified before the Senate Foreign Relations Sub-Committee on African Affairs.  

    Lianne also taught in the social science department of the United States Military Academy at West Point, where she conducted research for the Combating Terrorism Center. Prior to this, Lianne served as a US Peace Corps Volunteer in Niger working on microfinance and environmental conservation. She holds a Master of International Affairs degree from Columbia University and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California Santa Cruz.

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