Christopher D. Kolenda



Dr Christopher D. Kolenda, Founder of the Strategic Leaders Academy in Washington DC, recently served as the Senior Advisor on Afghanistan and Pakistan to US Under Secretary of Defense Michèle A. Flournoy and three four-star Generals in Afghanistan. He was decorated with the Department of Defense’s highest civilian award for his work on strategy. A veteran of four combat tours in Afghanistan, Chris holds a PhD in War Studies from King’s College, London; his dissertation is a critical analysis of American strategic leadership in post-9/11 wars. He supports emerging growth businesses and nonprofits on leadership, organisational culture and strategy.