Antony Blinken

Antony Blinken

Tony is Co-founder and Managing Partner of WestExec Advisors. Tony has held senior foreign policy
positions in two administrations – including Deputy Secretary of State in the Obama Administration,
the nation’s number two diplomat. Tony helped to lead diplomacy in the fight against ISIL, the
rebalance to Asia, and the global refugee crisis, while building bridges to the innovation community.

Before that, Tony served as Assistant to the President and Principal Deputy National Security
Advisor to President Obama. He chaired the Deputies Committee, the administration’s principal
forum for deliberating foreign policy. During the first Obama term, he was National Security Advisor
to Vice President Biden.

From 2002 to 2008, Tony served as Democratic Staff Director for the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations
Committee. From 1994 to 2001, he was a member of President Clinton’s National Security Council

Tony is a contributing opinion writer for The New York Times and a global affairs analyst for CNN. He
is the author of Ally Versus Ally: America, Europe and the Siberian Pipeline Crisis. He also serves as a
managing director of the Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy and a distinguished scholar at the Johns
Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.

Tony received a French Baccalaureat degree in Paris. He is a graduate of Harvard College and
Columbia Law School.