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Dr Elizabeth Stephens

Managing Director of Geopolitical Risk Advisory

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  • Corporate Planning, 
  • Risk, 
  • International Relations

Dr Elizabeth Stephens is an investment and country risk advisor and Managing Director of Geopolitical Risk Advisory, a geopolitical tech company which uses data analytics to forecast geopolitical risk trends and advise on the implementation of strategies to manage and mitigate the risks.

Prior to founding Geopolitical Risk Advisory, Elizabeth was Head of Credit and Political Risk Advisory at JLT Specialty, where she worked with some of the world’s largest commodity traders, energy companies and financial institutions in Europe, Africa and the US. While at JLT she designed and built the World Risk Review, a cutting edge country risk ratings tool that provides risk ratings and analysis for 198 territories – it is still used extensively today.

Elizabeth received a PhD in International Relations from the London School of Economics and Political Science where she specialised in US foreign policy towards the Middle East. She is a guest lecturer at Henley and at London Business School and Bayes Business School, where she delivers Masters and executive education courses on political and reputational risk management, supply chain management and business analytics. She is a regular conference speaker and is frequently quoted in the media, including the Financial Times and The Times. She has also appeared on Sky News, CNC and the BBC (with one BBC article highlighting her as among the most in-demand global risk analysis experts).

Her consultancy work covers the country and political risk fields, public speaking and lecturing. Clients choose her because she has remarkable insight into what’s going to happen next and is able to express this in a down-to-earth and easy to understand manner.