Chris Landberg, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, is the Acting Principal Deputy Coordinator for the Bureau of Counterterrorism. Since September 9, 2019 he has served as the Deputy Coordinator for Crisis Response and Technical Policy, responsible for oversight of the CT Bureau’s Office of Technical Programs and Operations Policy and the Office of Crisis Response, Preparedness, and Special Coordination.
Chris came to CT from Embassy Bogota, where he served from 2016-2019 as Director of the State Department’s International Narcotics and Law Enforcement (INL) program. In this role, Chris managed an annual budget of over US$150 million, a staff of over 350, and a US$50 million per year aviation program, working to strengthen Colombia’s law enforcement, military, and judicial capabilities to counter organized crime and narcotics trafficking. Prior to this, Chris was Director of the Counterterrorism Bureau’s Office of South and Central Asia and Near East Affairs, developing and implementing global counterterrorism policies, operations and initiatives in these regions.
Chris worked as a Senior Staffer in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee from 2012-2014, covering international economic and national security issues, and from 2011-2012 as Deputy Director of the Force Reintegration Cell of NATO’s International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan, working to fracture insurgent networks and reintegrate enemy combatants. Chris was Acting Deputy Chief of Mission and Economic Counselor in Quito, Ecuador, from 2009-2011. Chris has also served at the U.S. Embassies in Argentina, Ghana, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and the Dominican Republic, as well as in the Office of the United States Trade Representative.
Chris holds a master’s degree from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Chris is fluent in Spanish.