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The Chertoff Group Adds National Security Veteran Mira Ricardel to its Growing Team of Industry Experts

Global security advisory firm caps off a year of unprecedented growth with key strategic hire

WASHINGTON, November 21, 2019 The Chertoff Group, a global security advisory firm that enables clients to navigate changes in security risk, technology and policy, today announced the appointment of Mira Ricardel as a principal. As a recognized expert in regulations related to the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), U.S. export controls and other regulatory efforts related to cyber and supply chain security, Ricardel will advise clients on strategies to help them expand their business while managing risk.

“We’re thrilled to welcome Mira to our esteemed team of security experts,” said Michael Chertoff, Co-Founder and Executive Chairman of The Chertoff Group. “As we continue to expand our capabilities, Mira’s impressive background in key leadership positions strengthens our ability to offer unparalleled CFIUS, export control and security risk management advice complemented by an underlying appreciation for core business imperatives.”

Ricardel has extensive experience in both the public and private sectors serving in some of the most senior and sensitive positions. She brings deep expertise where technology and national security intersect. From 2016 - 2018, she held presidential appointments at the Department of Commerce and The White House. While at The White House, she served as Assistant to the President and Deputy National Security Advisor. Prior to that, she served as the Undersecretary of Commerce for Export Administration, leading the Bureau of Industry and Security where she played a leadership role in the development of regulations related to the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), U.S. export controls and supply chain security policies. Ricardel also has nearly a decade of aerospace industry experience, serving as a Vice President at The Boeing Company where she was focused on business development in the areas of missile defense, satellites, cyber and advanced technology. From 2001-2005, Ricardel held senior policy positions within the Office of the Secretary Defense at the Pentagon.

“It is a privilege to join The Chertoff Group whose reputation for best in class cyber security and security risk management advisory services is unparalleled,” said Ricardel. “I look forward to helping Chertoff further accelerate its already impressive offerings in CFIUS advice, export controls and supply chain security.”

An internationally recognized leader in security and risk management advisory services, The Chertoff Group applies unmatched industry insights around security technology, global threats, strategy and public policy to enable a more secure world.

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