Mira Ricardel

Areas of Focus

• Regulatory matters related to CFIUS, Export Controls and Supply Chain
• National security risk analysis and mitigation
• Business growth strategy and captures in the aerospace/defense arena

Recent Engagements:

• Helped steer an advanced medical technology company through restructuring to mitigate operational risk in a country of concern to the U.S. Government
• Advised a foreign-owned subsidiary of a global defense contractor on strategies to grow its U.S. defense business
• In support of a global software company, led a multi-disciplinary team to assess risk and strengthen security policies and processes to address U.S. Government supply chain requirements
• Provided Committee on Foreign Investment in the U.S. (CFIUS) and export control advice to a Fortune 50 company engaged in a multi-billion dollar transaction

Mira Ricardel is a Principal at The Chertoff Group, where she leverages her extensive national security expertise to advise corporate clients on how to manage risk related to U.S. Government regulations affecting foreign direct investment, export controls and supply chains. With extensive aerospace/defense industry expertise, Mira also assists companies with their growth strategies, to include the capture process. She is sought by leading business media outlets on CFIUS, export control and other national security matters.

Key Leadership Positions:

• Deputy National Security Advisor
• Under Secretary of Commerce for Export Administration, Bureau of Industry and Security
• Vice President, Business Development, The Boeing Company
• Acting Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Policy


• Doctoral studies at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy
• B.S.F.S., School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University

Recent Publications, Interviews and Speaking Engagements

• Mira is frequently interviewed by print, online and television media including Fortune, The Hill, Wired, Yahoo Finance and CNBC
• https://www.defensenews.com/opinion/commentary/2022/02/11/america-needs-a-robust-resilient-supply-chain-for-semiconductors/
• Milken Institute’s 2020 Global Conference, National Security Panel

Topics: CFIUS Team, Geopolitical Team

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