David B. Low
, National Intelligence Officer
for Transnational Threats,
National Intelligence Council
David B. Low was named to the newly created position of National Intelligence Officer for Transnational Threats in February 2004. He returned to the National Intelligence Council where he previously served from 1983 to 1985 as National Intelligence Officer for Proliferation and, concurrently, for International Economics. Among other activities during that time, he was a member of the Senior Interdepartmental Group on International Economic Policy, chaired by the Treasury Secretary.
Much of Mr. Low's career has been in national and international business. Most recently, he has been a business and financial consultant to real estate and telecom companies. From 1985 to 1995 he was chief financial officer and later president of a real estate management company with 5,000 employees responsible for operations in 39 states, Washington, DC, and Puerto Rico and for a reinsurance company in Bermuda.
Mr. Low was engaged in corporate acquisitions in the United States and Europe from 1977 to 1982. Prior to that he spent four years at the Export- Import Bank of the United States, as Special Assistant to the Chairman and as Counsel. From 1968 to 1972 he practiced corporate and securities law at a Wall Street law firm.
Mr. Low graduated with an A.B. in Chemistry from Princeton University and received his J.D. from University of Virginia School of Law. In 1985 Mr. Low was awarded the Distinguished Intelligence Medal by the Central Intelligence Agency for his work as a National Intelligence Officer.