Philip A. Odeen is the former chairman of AES, an international power company; CONVERGYS, an outsourcing company; and technology companies AVAYA...
Philip A. Odeen is the former chairman of AES, an international power company; CONVERGYS, an outsourcing company; and technology companies AVAYA and Reynolds & Reynolds, where he served as interim CEO from 2004-2005.
From the fall of 2005 until mid-2006, Odeen served as CEO of QinetiQ North American Operations, supporting the expansion of QinetiQ's - a leading UK defense technology company - into the U.S. marketplace. He continues to serve on their U.S. Board. Prior to that, Odeen was chairman/CEO of TRW Inc., which was acquired by Northrop Grumman. Earlier, he ran one of TRW's business units and served as the company's senior representative in Washington. Previously, he held positions as president and chief executive officer of BDM, and vice chairman for Coopers & Lybrand's management consulting services. Earlier he served with the Office of the Secretary of Defense and the National Security Council staff, as principal deputy assistant secretary of defense (Systems Analysis), and as head of the Defense and Arms Control staff for then-National Security Advisor Henry Kissinger. In 1997, Secretary of Defense William Cohen selected him to chair the National Defense Panel. He is a former vice chairman of the Defense Science Board and a member of the Defense Business Board and the Chief of Naval Operations Executive Panel. Odeen is a director of Booz Allen Hamilton. In addition, he is chairman of the Henry Jackson Foundation for Military Medicine.
Odeen received a B.A. in government from the University of South Dakota, was a Fulbright scholar to the United Kingdom, and earned a master's degree from the University of Wisconsin.