Elaine Dezenski, Managing Partner, brings more than 20 years of global leadership experience having served in senior positions with the US Department of Homeland Security, INTERPOL, the World Economic Forum, and the private sector, including Siemens Corporation and Cross Match Technologies. Over the past decades, Ms. Dezenski has worked with global, regional, and industry leaders to create and implement innovative security, technology, compliance, transparency, and risk management programs and initiatives. She maintains a unique and diverse international network.
At LumiRisk, projects have included advising governments and commercial organizations on corporate governance strategy, transparency and anti-corruption programs, implementing risk management models, multi-stakeholder coalition building, targeted market assessments, policy and regulatory analysis, and bespoke training. Ms. Dezenski has also advised the financial sector in the areas of sanctions compliance, anti-bribery and anti-money laundering (AML) programs.
In 2017-18 she was appointed as Mars Lecturer of Business Ethics in the Ethics, Politics, and Economic program at Yale University where she currently lectures on corruption, governance and reform. Since 2017, she has served as adjunct faculty at RAND Corporation where she advises the Homeland Security Operational Analysis Center on a wide range of homeland security issues. From 2004-2006, she served as Deputy and Acting Assistant Secretary for Policy at the US Department of Homeland Security.
She holds a Masters Degree in Public Policy from Georgetown University and a Bachelors Degree in International Relations from Wheaton College. She has served on a number of not-for-profit boards, including President of the Women’s Transportation Seminar, and Member of the Board of Advisors of the Center on Economic and Financial Power in Washington, DC. She resides in the greater New York area.