Michael Chertoff

Co-Founder and Executive Chairman, Chertoff Group

Michael Chertoff served as Secretary, US Department of Homeland Security (2005–2009), as Federal Judge, US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit (2003–2005), and as Assistant Attorney General of the United States, Criminal Division (2001–2003). As Secretary of Homeland Security from 2005 to 2009, Chertoff led the country in blocking would-be terrorists from crossing our borders or implementing their plans if they were already in the country. He transformed FEMA into an effective organization following Hurricane Katrina. At Chertoff Group, Chertoff provides high-level strategic counsel to corporate and government leaders on a broad range of security issues, from risk identification and prevention to preparedness, response and recovery.