Carl M. Ghattas, Senior Vice President, Booz Allen Hamilton
Carl M. Ghattas is currently a Senior Vice President at Booz Allen Hamilton where he leads the firm’s law enforcement portfolio. He provides clients with expertise and insights regarding risk management, performance improvement, cybersecurity, data analytics strategic planning and innovation support.
From 2018 until 2020, Carl was a Managing Director at Ernst & Young where he led the U.S. Government and Public Sector Cyber practice. The Cyber practice focused on establishing a robust cyber security program for Federal, State and Local clients to address the evolving threat landscape while helping those clients navigate the complex regulatory environment.
From 1997 to 2018, Carl served in the FBI. Over the course of his 21 year FBI career, the majority of Carl’s focus had been on investigating counterterrorism cases in the United States and around the world. Carl deployed overseas to investigate several major attacks against the United States, including the 1998 bombing of the U.S. Embassy in Nairobi, Kenya; the 2000 attack against the U.S.S. Cole in Aden Yemen; and the murder of several Americans in Greece by the Greek terrorist group 17 November.
In February 2017, Carl was appointed as the Executive Assistant Director of the National Security Branch of the FBI. As the Executive Assistant Director of the National Security Branch, Carl was the fourth highest ranking official in the FBI and led the FBI’s operations and intelligence efforts involving all national security matters, ranging from terrorism to espionage to weapons of mass destruction.
Carl retired from the FBI in July 2018.
Prior to joining the FBI, Carl was a prosecutor in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida from 1993 to 1997.
Carl has received numerous awards to include the Presidential Rank Award for Distinguished Service, the Attorney General's Award for Distinguished Service and the Exceptional Achievement Medal from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.
Carl earned a Bachelor of Arts from Duke University and a Juris Doctor from Washington University.