Basim Al-Ahmadi Keynote Speaker

  • Co-founder of one of the world's leading publications that provides political risk analysis, Global Risk Insights (GRI)
  • Thought leader, political risk consultant and media executive
  • Co-Developed a cutting-edge political forecasting methodology called Future Generator

Basim Al-Ahmadi's Biography

Basim Al-Ahmadi is a thought leader, political risk consultant and media executive.

He is the co-founder of one of the world’s leading publications that provides political risk analysis, Global Risk Insights (GRI). Described by the former President of the London School of Economics (LSE) as an “invaluable resource”, GRI has been endorsed by leading figures in business, government and academia.

Basim has been at the forefront of innovation in the political risk field – leading efforts along with Ethnographic Edge to develop a cutting-edge political forecasting methodology called Future Generator which enables investors to forecast political events.

Basim also managed the Middle East practice at SET Advisory, a strategy consultancy based in London. He was primarily responsible for guiding multinational corporations and private equity firms through the occassionally volatile and unpredictable political landscape of the region. He also lead projects across Africa, Latin America and Western Europe.

He has spoken at conferences and universities around the world and counselled business leaders on global and regional political risks.

GRI has grown exponentially since its launch and now has over 350 analysts situated around the world, including former presidential advisors, industry experts, professors and academics.

GRI’s analysis has been widely referenced, including by financial institutions, multilateral organisations (including NATO, EU, United Nations), World Economic Forum, US Congressional hearings, former foreign ministers, bestselling books and leading media outlets, including BBC World, Reuters, CNBC, Bloomberg, TIME Magazine and many others.

Basim Al-Ahmadi holds a Masters in Theory & History of International Relations from the London School of Economics (LSE). At the LSE, he was the founding President of the award-winning Political Risk & Investment Society (PRIS).


“Basim and I have worked successfully together on a number of challenges requiring awareness of political and economic situations, in all their complexity and uncertainty. Basim is a born communicator, with a warm and positive personality which people find easy to engage with.” – James Watt CVO, Former UK Ambassador

“I have been chairing conferences for more than 6 years and have seen hundreds of speakers. Basim always has insightful thoughts and knows very well how to entertain the audience. There’s always something new to learn from him.” – Hussein Sayed, Business Show Host, CNBC Arabia

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Videos of Basim Al-Ahmadi

AHIC 2018: The World in Flux - Increasing Risk = Increasing Opportunity
AHIC 2018: The World in Flux - Increasing Risk = Increasing Opportunity
Saudi's Royal reshuffle | IG
Saudi's Royal reshuffle | IG
Political Risk 101: An introduction with Basim Al-Ahmadi
Political Risk 101: An introduction with Basim Al-Ahmadi

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