Speaking engagements

Global political developments are taking on increased importance in today's world; changes can have immediate impacts on the economy, business, and the general public. We provide insight into what's happening and how it affects us all. Ian Bremmer and other top analysts at the firm frequently address high-level executive briefings, large conferences, and international summits.

For speaking inquiries for Ian Bremmer, please contact Sarah Henning at [email protected]. For all other speakers, please contact Farzad Kapadia at [email protected].


Ian Bremmer

Founder and President
Ian Bremmer founded Eurasia Group in 1998. He is credited with bringing the craft of political risk to financial markets and establishing political risk as an academic discipline. The foreign affairs columnist for Time magazine and a best-selling author, he advises leading executives, money managers, diplomats, and heads of state.

Cliff Kupchan

Cliff provides cutting-edge insights on political risk, focusing on implications for financial and corporate clients. He has been a leading expert on international relations for more than two decades—in the private sector, as a US official, and in academia. Cliff's speeches provide actionable viewpoints, often informed by first-hand experience.

Willis Sparks

Director, Global Macro
Willis Sparks is a thought leader within the firm on opportunities and risks created by political developments around the world. He is a speaker on market-moving trends in international politics for investor and corporate audiences.

Meredith Sumpter

Head, Research Strategy & Operations
A leading strategic thinker on global politics and foreign policy, Meredith's experience is steeped in both politics and strategy, spanning multiple regions and sectors including ICT, media and public relations, consumer goods, healthcare, banking and finance, and commodities.

Robert Johnston

Robert Johnston's analysis and thought leadership draws on his experience and analytical expertise in energy geopolitics, including the North American unconventional energy revolution, resource nationalism, energy infrastructure, and industry-civil society relations.

Christopher Garman

Head of Country Analysis and Managing Director
Christopher Garman's research focuses on the politics of economic management in emerging markets, and he leads the firm's coverage of Brazil. He frequently writes articles for leading publications and makes television appearances on networks including CNN, CNBC, and the BBC.

Amaka Anku

Practice Head, Africa
Amaka leads the firm's Africa practice, directing its analysis of regional trends and the interaction of politics, policy, and markets. Her own work focuses on political and economic trends in West Africa, particularly in Nigeria, Ghana, Cote d'Ivoire, and Senegal.

Sean West

Chief Executive Officer, egX
In his role as the chief executive officer of egX, Sean oversees the firm's technology-driven products, investment partnerships, corporate alliances, executive education, and speaking businesses. Over the last ten years, Sean has been a serial “intrapreneur” at Eurasia Group. Since 2013, he has served as the firm's global deputy CEO, during which time he led Eurasia Group's expansion in the Eastern Hemisphere. 

Alexander Kazan

Chief Strategy Officer, egX
As a core member of the egX leadership team, Alex is helping build the next-generation platform connecting users and producers of political analysis around the world. In his role, Alex oversees several strategic initiatives, including leadership of the research team and directing investment partnerships. Among these partnerships are the firm's collaboration with Nikko Asset Management to develop groundbreaking investment products formally incorporating political risk in portfolio construction and risk management.

Mujtaba Rahman

Managing Director, Europe
Mujtaba (Mij) Rahman leads the firm's analysis on Europe, helping clients navigate the continent's ongoing refugee crisis, EU-Turkey dynamics, Brexit, bailout politics in Greece, European Central Bank politics and policy, and EU sanctions policy against Russia, to name a few recent issues.

Daniel Kerner

Managing Director, Latin America
As head of Eurasia Group's Latin America practice, Daniel Kerner helps clients make sense of the region's turbulent politics. He leads the firm's coverage of Argentina and Mexico, identifies region-wide trends, and analyzes the evolution of political dynamics, as well as specific policy initiatives across a range of sectors including energy and natural resources, retail, and telecommunications.