Bill Bray is a Managing Director at Ankura with experience in geopolitical risk analysis and national security. He is known for his leadership skills, analytical tradecraft expertise, and incisive, objective analysis on risks and opportunities in emerging and frontier markets. Bill is a retired United States Navy captain with over 25 years of experience in the US intelligence community, primarily in military and geopolitical risk analysis and production, and senior executive-level support. He is based in Washington, DC.
Prior to joining Ankura, Bill served as a chief of naval operations strategic studies fellow in Newport, Rhode Island, where he was part of a small, select group responsible to the chief of the Navy for forecasting the operational and strategic environment the Navy will face in 2030 and beyond.
During his military career, he served in numerous intelligence roles of vital importance to national security. He has subject matter expertise in many areas, including Russian, Northeast Asian, Middle Eastern, and East African geopolitics, as well as counterterrorism, counterproliferation, and counternarcotics. He has lived in both Italy and the United Kingdom, and has served in the Philippines, South Korea, Japan, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates, Oman, Djibouti, and Kenya.
Bill’s professional experience includes: