Tina Fordham Keynote Speaker

  • Independent Geopolitical Strategist advising the C-Suite on the business implications of global developments
  • First Chief Global Political Analyst on Wall St; established Eurasia Group's financial markets research business; senior adviser to UN
  • Member of International Advisory Board, Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs and Forbes contributor

Tina Fordham's Biography

Tina Fordham is a leading independent strategist and advisor to the C-suite working at the intersection of geopolitics, the business environment and the drivers of social change.

A trailblazer in the field of political risk, Tina has 25 years’ experience advising senior leaders–from prime ministers and 3-star generals to boards, institutional investors and the United Nations—about the implications of global developments.

She is the founder of Fordham Global Foresight, an independent consultancy based in London. Fordham Global Foresight provides actionable, forward-looking guidance and helps firms raise their “PQ”–Political Quotient.

The first Chief Global Political Analyst on Wall Street (Citi) and the founder of Eurasia Group’s financial markets research business, Tina has served as a senior advisor in the U.K. Prime Minister’s Strategy Unit and was appointed by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to the United Nations first High-Level Panel on Women’s Economic Empowerment.

A dual US-UK citizen based in London, Tina earned her Master of International Affairs degree at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs and is a member of SIPA’s International Advisory Board. She is a frequent guest on Bloomberg, CNN and CNBC, and a contributor on leadership strategy for Forbes.

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Tina Fordham's Speaking Topics

  • - Mapping geopolitical consequences and risks from the Ukraine war

  • - How leaders can improve their “PQ” (Political Quotient) to navigate an increasingly complex environment

  • - The growing intersection between geopolitics and ESG

  • -US Political Landscape - how the Biden administration is faring and thoughts on the 2024 elections

  • -Global Political Outlook - trends and consequences

  • -Key themes and Signposts (including Brexit, Russia, China, populism and the future of democracy “Vox Populi Risk”, Geopolitical Risks including Global Trade and Security)

  • -Gender Inclusive Growth

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Videos of Tina Fordham

The New Geopolitical Risk Supercycle: What Boards and the C-Suite Need to Know Now
The New Geopolitical Risk Supercycle: What Boards and the C-Suite Need to Know Now
Tina Fordham - Summary~Highlights Video
Tina Fordham - Summary~Highlights Video
MKT: 2022 Global Political Outlook
MKT: 2022 Global Political Outlook
Columbia SIPA | SIPA Alumni: Stories of Impact — Tina Fordham MIA '99
Columbia SIPA | SIPA Alumni: Stories of Impact — Tina Fordham MIA '99
What is the New Geopolitical Risk Supercycle?
What is the New Geopolitical Risk Supercycle?

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Comments & Testimonials

Tina strikes the perfect balance between relaying the reality of today’s world and optimism for the future. The critical analysis and insight she shared around the topic of geopolitical risk was both accessible and digestible, and her professionalism and expertise made for a flawless delivery.
European Luxury Travel Conference
What a pleasure to have you at our Annual Conference and to get to know you. We got extremely good feedback from our audience on the geopolitical segment of the conference and your keynote.
Shipping Association
Your insightful and thought-provoking presentation on geopolitics played a significant role in the overall success of the event. We received lots of positive feedback – it was said to be one of the best speaker presentations on geopolitics that partners have heard in recent years.
Global Law Firm
Tina joined us as the keynote speaker for our Global Executive Conference and set the tone for the discussion with her insights on how geopolitics impact our businesses. Tina’s thought-provoking presentation and independent perspective was top-ranked by our senior executive team, and her concept of raising our “PQ”—political quotient—has continued to resonate across our internal dialogue.” -
Global Pharma Firm
Tina has made distinct, unique contributions to our understanding of both the intersection between geopolitics and Markets and the relationship between gender equality and economic performance"-,
Anne Richards CEO, Fidelity International
I have worked with Tina for more than 15 years; her analysis, judgment and insights have been invaluable to both our businesses and our clients in some of the toughest business environments we’ve ever witnessed. Her presentation style engages all audiences: she is a great communicator and people who meet her never leave without learning something new, thinking about an issue in a different way, or considering a path they had not considered previously. There is practically no market, geography, issue or theory she cannot address, so the Q&A sessions with her are always rewarding.
Jennifer Scardino Senior Executive Vice President; Head of Global Communications, Banco Santander
Tina was absolutely incredible and our clients were extremely impressed.
Major Law Firm, UK

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