Kenneth Keen is the husband of Fiona Hill. Hill previously served in the Trump administration as Principal Director for Europe and Russia in the National Security Council. She resigned in July 2019.
Kenneth Keen Education
Keen received his bachelor’s degree in History from Dartmouth College. He continued his studies at Harvard University, where he focused on Russian studies as the subject of his master’s degree in 1991. He got his MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.
Fiona Hill’s Husband Kenneth Keen
Fiona Hill and Kenneth Keen met on the Harvard University campus. According to a Harvard alumni newsletter, both were working on their master’s degrees at Harvard.
Fiona Hill’s clarity on Russian activities against US democracy was impressive, but worrying. Time for transparency in Europe too. The UK’s Russia report must be released. Glad we will have the chance to debate these issues next week in the @Europarl_ENhttps://t.co/Dq0Hm2vA8C
— Guy Verhofstadt (@guyverhofstadt) November 22, 2019
Hill has been a tutor at Cabot House, where she and Keen met for the first time. The residency is described on the University’s website as an “academic community of approximately 380 students and tutors, professors, and associate researchers”. The newsletter does not confirm if Keen was also a tutor or if they worked together on the same projects. It simply means that Cabot House is the “place where she met her husband Kenneth Keen and then married”.
Hill has a doctorate. She went on to Harvard history in 1998. She first moved to the United States after completing her bachelor’s degree at the University of St Andrews in Scotland. Hill’s father was a miner and his mother was a midwife, according to the British newspaper The Times. She grew up in Bishop Auckland in northeastern England.
It is not clear when he graduated. The alumni newsletter referred to in the first section states that he graduated in 1991. On Keen’s LinkedIn page, his graduation is listed as 1990.
After Harvard, keen worked as a public affairs manager in the pharmaceutical industry. He returned to the classroom in 1998.
Fiona Hill Impeachment Hearings
The Ukraine scandal has a lot of complicated parts. During Thursday afternoon’s impeachment hearings, former National Security Council official Fiona Hill clearly laid out one of the most devastating: that the Trump administration systematically undermined the normal US diplomatic process to pursue a shadow foreign policy in service of what she described as a “domestic political errand.”
Steve Castor, the attorney for House Republicans, began the exchange by asking Hill about some unpleasant conversations he had with Gordon Sondland, Trump’s EU ambassador, about his involvement in Ukraine policy. Sondland was, as he testified Wednesday, deeply involved in Trump’s push to pressure the Ukrainians into investigating conspiracy theories around the 2016 election and Burisma (the Ukrainian gas company Hunter Biden sat on the board of).
Kenneth Keen Children
Kenneth Keen, an his wife Fiona Hill have a daughter who was born in 2007.
Kenneth Keen Career
Keen is the Managing Director & Senior Partner at Boston Consulting Group (BCG) in Washington, DC. According to Kenneth Keen’s bio on the Boston Consulting Group website, “since joining The Boston Consulting Group in 2000, Keen has worked widely with leading health-care and consumer companies, primarily in areas related to marketing and sales and organization. He is the head of the firm’s Washington office.
Keen’s recent work has focused mostly on helping top pharmaceutical and consumer health companies enhance their go-to-market and commercialization capabilities, particularly in the areas of brand and portfolio strategy, launch planning, life cycle management, and sales force organization and effectiveness.
Facts You Need To Know
- Kenneth Keen & Fiona Hill Met While Working Toward Their Master’s Degrees at Harvard
- Kenneth Keen, Like His Wife, Focused On Russian Studies as a Graduate Student
- Kenneth Keen Works For a Consulting Group & The Family Is Based In the Washington, D.C. Area
- Kenneth Keen Has Accompanied Fiona Hill to Official White House Events
- Fiona Hill & Kenneth Keen Have One Daughter