Kwasi Mitchell, Ph.D.

Principal, Strategy & Operations, Deloitte

Kwasi Mitchell, Ph.D.

Principal, Strategy & Operations, Deloitte

Biography

Kwasi Mitchell focuses on supporting security and law enforcement executives with enterprise strategy and operating model design/optimization. He has been with Deloitte for over nine years and leads engagements across Deloitte Consulting’s Federal and Commercial Practices. Currently, he focuses on supporting physical and information security programs within the Department of Homeland Security, Department of Justice, Department of Defense, and the Financial Services, Telecommunications, Technology, and Energy sectors. Within each of these areas, Kwasi assists security executives in prioritizing existing/emerging threats, benchmarking their capabilities against applicable industry standards and leading practices, and implementing action plans to mitigate potential threat exposure. Over the past four years, Kwasi led engagements focused on the development and design of over 15 insider threat programs. His support has spanned seven Federal agencies and includes private sector clients in the Financial Services, Oil & Gas, Power & Utilities, Technology, Insurance, and Professional Services industries. He is an accomplished presenter including recent lectures at Georgetown University and the University of Oxford. He has co-authored over 15 publications in peer-reviewed research journals and industry trade magazines including recently published original research on improving employee/organizational security behaviors (“Toeing the Line: Improving Security Behavior in the Information Age,” Deloitte University Press).

Outside of client work, Kwasi is the lead for Deloitte Consulting’s Federal Practice recruiting at Brown University. Additionally, he is an active skills-based volunteer in the non-profit and higher-education community within the greater Washington DC area including being a board member for the Urban Alliance Foundation. Prior to joining Deloitte Consulting, Kwasi worked in the Oil & Gas sector for ExxonMobil in Research and Global Project Planning positions. Lastly, he earned a BA in chemistry from Kalamazoo College as well as an MBA from Drexel University and a PhD from Northwestern University in chemistry.