Keith Olson

CFR Staff

Keith Olson

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Keith Olson joined the Council on Foreign Relations in 2012 as EVP and CFO with responsibilities for CFR’s financial management, risk management, IT, and digital operations. Prior to joining CFR, he spent eight years with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, after beginning his career in corporate finance. He holds an MBA from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business and BS degrees in economics and industrial management from Purdue University.

Top Stories on CFR

Oil and Petroleum Products

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Russia

A move to block sanctions relief has been defeated, averting a likely spike in global aluminum prices but also spotlighting the tough road ahead for Congress in shaping policy on Russia.

United Kingdom

Brexit supporters argue that the EU threatens sovereignty and stifles growth, while opponents counter that EU membership strengthens trade, investment, and the UK’s standing in the world.

Foreign Affairs

Published by the Council on Foreign Relations since 1922, just a year after the organization’s founding, Foreign Affairs has long been America’s leading forum for serious discussion of foreign policy and international affairs.