Paul Lensink

Paul Lensink brings 25 years of experience as an executive, advisor, and analyst at the Central Intelligence Agency to his position managing research and analysis at Crumpton Global. Until his retirement in 2021, he led the CIA office that produced global economic and energy security risk analysis. In his previous assignments, Paul served as Special Advisor at NATO, Chief of Afghanistan Analysis, Deputy Chief of Global Terrorism Analysis, and the President’s Daily Briefer for Director of National Intelligence (DNI) John Negroponte. He previously directed CIA’s training program for advanced analytic tradecraft, where he advocated for creative methods and increased emphasis on data analysis. Paul received his Ph.D. from Indiana University and was awarded a Fulbright Fellow scholarship to conduct research in Slovenia in 1992-93.