Ryan Sickles

Senior Director

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Ryan is an experienced strategic advisor with an established track record of counseling global corporations, trade associations, and equity and hedge funds to find creative solutions and achieve success in the political economy of the Asia Pacific and beyond.  As Senior Director at BGA, he manages a portfolio of Fortune 500 companies in sectors including information and communications technology, financial services, healthcare and consumer products.

Prior to joining BGA, Ryan held several leadership roles at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), where he remains a non-resident senior associate.  During his tenure, he developed deep and collaborative relationships with Fortune 100 companies to address their international relations challenges. He also led the center’s strategic communications efforts including outreach to members of the international media and foreign diplomatic corps. He spearheaded the center’s digital strategy and expansion into multimedia production. In recognition of his work, Ryan was named to the Diplomatic Courier’s “Top 99 Under 33” in foreign policy for 2013.

Ryan has travelled the globe, but remains very engaged at home.  He is on the board of the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Washington DC as well as the local board of Communities in Schools, the largest community education nonprofit in the United States.He holds an MBA in international strategy from Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business and BA in international economics from the University of Missouri in St. Louis. He resides in Washington DC with his wife Caitlin and son Declan.