Tina Fordham

MD & Chief Global Political Analyst, Citi Group

Biography

Tina Fordham is Managing Director and Chief Global Political Analyst at Citi, the first to hold this position.

Named in the Top 100 Most Influential Women in Finance and “40 Women to Watch”, she joined Citi in 2003, where she advises corporate boards and institutional investors on the implications of macro political developments.

Her work focuses on hard-to-quantify risks such as geopolitics and socioeconomic factors, including “vox populi” risk, the idea that public opinion is a risk factor in the investment environment, as well as the role of women in the global economy.

Previously, she served as senior advisor in the UK Prime Minister’s Strategy Unit and head of global political risk at Eurasia Group, where she started the firm’s financial markets research business.

Fordham is a member of the Corporate and Investment Bank Diversity Board and the Veteran’s Network at Citi, and sits on the International Advisory Council for the foreign policy think tank Carnegie Europe. A fellow of the Aspen Institute’s Socrates Society for emerging leaders, she is a frequent commentator on CNN, the BBC, CNBC, and Bloomberg.

Fordham earned her master’s degree in international affairs at Columbia University. She is a San Francisco Bay Area native, and lives in London with her two daughters.

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