Kieran L. Ramsey – Assistant Director, FBI

In December 2023, Kieran L. Ramsey was named Assistant Director at FBI Headquarters, coordinating a portfolio of national security matters between the FBI and the U.S. Intelligence Community. Mr. Ramsey has been a member of the FBI’s Senior Executive Service since 2019.

Mr. Ramsey originally joined the FBI as a Special Agent in 1998 and was assigned to the Seattle Field Office. He worked on a public corruption task force, an organized crime squad, and on the Seattle Joint Terrorism Task Force. Mr. Ramsey also served as the senior team leader of Seattle’s Evidence Response Team and deployed to the World Trade Center immediately after the 9/11 attacks, as well as serving on a deployment to Baghdad, Iraq with the Regime Crimes Task Force.


In 2005, Mr. Ramsey was promoted to Supervisory Special Agent and worked in the Counterterrorism HUMINT Operations Unit at FBI Headquarters. He served in that position for two years and was promoted to Legal Attaché (LEGAT) in Cairo in 2007. As LEGAT, he served as the principal FBI official for U.S. embassies in Egypt, Sudan, and Libya. Mr. Ramsey was promoted in 2010 to the position of Supervisory Senior Resident Agent for FBI offices in the State of New Hampshire. In that position, he also directed the New Hampshire Safe Streets Task Force and the New Hampshire Joint Terrorism Task Force. He was promoted in 2013 to Assistant Special Agent in Charge of the Boston Field Office’s Counterterrorism Branch and led the Boston Marathon Bombing Task Force.


He was named LEGAT in Rome in 2016, serving as the principal FBI official for U.S. embassies covering Italy, The Holy See, and Malta. Mr. Ramsey was promoted to Section Chief in 2019 and appointed as the Director of the Hostage Recovery Fusion Cell (HRFC). The interagency HRFC leads the U.S. government’s efforts to recover U.S. national hostages held abroad. In 2021, Mr. Ramsey was named the Special Agent in Charge of the Portland Field Office, overseeing all personnel, facilities and FBI operations across the State of Oregon.


Prior to joining the FBI, Mr. Ramsey was a Special Agent with the U.S. Customs Service. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Northeastern University in Boston and a master’s degree from Georgetown University in Washington. He is the recipient of multiple awards, to include the U.S. Attorney General’s Award for Distinguished Service in 2010.