Les Janka

Les Janka is retired and now residing in Leesburg, Virginia. He previously lived in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, working as President-Saudi Arabia for Quincy International LLC, an American consultancy, and from 2007 to 2010, he was President of Raytheon Arabian Systems Company. Prior to joining Raytheon, Mr. Janka distinguished himself as an international affairs expert during a 30-year career as a government relations consultant, business executive, and a high-level US government official with service in the White House as Special Assistant to the President, Senior Staff Member on the National Security Council, and as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense in the Pentagon. A frequent lecturer and author on the Washington political scene, Middle East affairs, and the formulation of US national security policy, Mr. Janka holds a BA in international economics from the University of the Redlands and an MA in Middle East Studies from the Johns Hopkins University.