Doug Band, the President and a Co-founder of the global CEO advisory firm, Teneo, brings to bear a breadth of experience in the advisory of Teneo’s executive clientele, with extensive work experience in both the public and private sectors. Under Mr. Band’s leadership, along with co-founders Declan Kelly and Paul Keary, Teneo is an international firm with 12 divisions, spanning 16 offices on four continents with over 700 employees worldwide serving many of the world’s most recognized Fortune 500 companies and their executive leadership teams.
Mr. Band has advised multiple domestic agencies, as well as foreign governments, on nation-building, infrastructure creation and democratic governance structure.
Mr. Band’s current memberships and affiliations include: Adjunct Professor, New York University; Board of Regents, Georgetown University; Board of Directors, New York City FC; Board of Directors, StudentsFirstNY; Board of Directors, University of Florida Foundation; Trustee, The Boy’s Club of New York; Trustee, The First Tee of Metropolitan New York; and Trustee, The Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum.
Mr. Band began his career at the White House, where he held a variety of positions, including: working as a member of the White House Counsel’s office; at the Oval Office as President’s Aide; and then as Special Assistant to President Clinton, as the youngest ever Deputy Assistant to serve a President. Mr. Band served as Clinton’s Chief Advisor for ten years, from 2002 to 2012.
Mr. Band also played an active role in Clinton’s post-Presidency era, as the founder and facilitator of the organization that raised more than $69 billion for over 2,000 philanthropic initiatives around the world impacting over 430 million people – the Clinton Global Initiative.
Mr. Band has engaged in a number of international hostage negotiation efforts including, facilitating the release of American citizens held captive around the world, and also aided a number of nations dealing with natural disasters. These and other efforts have resulted in Mr. Band travelling to 125 countries and over 2,000 cities, including helping with natural disaster situations in Gujarat, Haiti, India, New Orleans and Southeast Asia. Mr. Band also led the negotiating team that facilitated the release of two US journalists being held captive in North Korea during the Clinton administration, and travelled to Cuba on behalf of the United States to free Alan Gross.
Mr. Band graduated with a BA from the University of Florida. During his White House career, Doug simultaneously graduate from Georgetown University with both a master’s degree and a law degree.