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Damien Ryan


Damien Ryan

Damien Ryan


Damien Ryan's consulting firm was acquired by Teneo, the global CEO advisory firm in 2017 and he became CEO of the Asia Pacific Region. In 2022 he moved back to Brisbane and became a Senior Advisor to Teneo. This includes advice on matters related to operations, geo-politics, reputation, governance and how they contribute to communities. Damien has a unique perspective on Australia’s interaction with China and what the recent cycles of freeze and thaw in relations might actually mean

Damien delivers counsel to CEOs, boards and management on matters related to geopolitics and cyber-attacks through to governance and DE&I. He is skilled at narrative development and stakeholder engagement, including at times of crisis, and during transactions such as M&A and restructuring. He is passionate about developing authentic leadership, defining purpose and creating a values-based culture.

He transitioned into consulting from journalism, where he was a senior reporter and anchor with Bloomberg News. He interviewed many of the business world’s highest profile leaders. Damien also regularly covered leading business events from the IMF and OPEC to the World Economic Forum.

Damien has lived and worked in Asia and Europe for more than two decades. He’s originally from Australia and resides in Brisbane with his family. He’s a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

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