Head, Research Strategy & Operations


Global Strategy, Asia, China, US

Meredith Sumpter has more than 15 years of experience in policy, analysis, business, and management. She leads the firm's research management, strategy, and operations, in addition to her global advisory work with an emphasis on Asia. Meredith is a leading strategic thinker on global politics and foreign policy, regularly speaking at conferences and to the media. Her experience is steeped in both politics and strategy, spanning multiple regions and sectors including ICT, media and public relations, fast-moving consumer goods, healthcare, banking and finance, and commodities.
Meredith joined Eurasia Group after leading strategic advisory for Fortune 500 clients across Asia, including in Indonesia, India, and China. Prior to that, she served as a diplomat, including in Beijing, where she advised two US ambassadors and analyzed politics, economics, and security issues for the policy community. She has held positions at the Asia Foundation and the International Crisis Group, as well as in the US Senate. She started her career working among business executives and engineers at a Fortune 100 multinational company, where she helped expand the company's product base worldwide. Meredith speaks Mandarin Chinese and is an honors graduate of both the London School of Economics and Political Science (master of science degree) and the University of Washington in Seattle (double bachelor's degree). She hails from the Pacific Northwest and, along with her husband Ryan, enjoys a rich life parenting four children.