THE SOUFAN GROUP WELCOMES CHRISTOPHER O’LEARY AS SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT FOR GLOBAL OPERATIONS
Formerly serving as the U.S. Government’s Director of Hostage Rescue and Recovery with over two decades of service with the FBI, Mr. O’ Leary joins the NYC-based global intelligence and security consultancy
(New York, NY – October 26, 2023) The Soufan Group (TSG) announces the appointment of Christopher O’Leary as Senior Vice President for Global Operations. Building on a career spanning over two decades of service working on counterterrorism investigations and operations for the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Mr. O’Leary will oversee TSG’s global projects and operations.
“The Soufan Group offers its clients an unrivaled understanding of security realities as they exist today. That expertise builds on the practical experience of the team from military, law enforcement, intelligence, diplomatic, and other backgrounds,” says Mr. O’Leary. “I look forward to working with both current and new clients seeking to strengthen and protect their business operations.”
Before leaving federal service, Mr. O’Leary served as the U.S. Government’s Director of Hostage Rescue and Recovery, leading an interagency task force dedicated to the mission of safely bringing home Americans taken hostage abroad by a terrorist organization. Over his extensive career in counterterrorism with the FBI, Mr. O’Leary served in numerous critical leadership roles including Supervisory Special Agent of the Al-Qaeda Squad of the New York JTTF, Unit Chief of the FBI’s elite Counterterrorism Fly Team, Assistant Special Agent in Charge of the New York JTTF, and Section Chief in the Counterterrorism Division at FBI Headquarters, among other roles. Mr. O’Leary has extensive experience working with domestic and international security partners.
In welcoming Mr. O’Leary, TSG’s CEO and Chairman Ali Soufan says, “Chris has dedicated his career to upholding the safety and security of the United States and its partners. There is no person better suited to leading our company’s global operations as our clients and partners navigate a complicated geopolitical and business climate.”
About The Soufan Group
The Soufan Group (TSG) is a global intelligence and security consultancy that helps clients in the public and private sectors enhance their ability to identify, assess, and successfully operate in high-risk, high-opportunity environments.