The discussion centred around consideration of recent heightened political and social tensions, the Brexit outlook and the resulting key emerging situations, forecasts for the US Presidential and Congressional elections, the outlook for US-China relations and key takeaways for businesses to consider when devising their 2021 business strategies.
You can read more about these issues in our Eurasia and Reed Smith joint white paper “The year of the pandemic: Covid-19, geopolitics, and the risks ahead for multinationals”. To read the full paper, please download the PDF below.
Lord Mark Malloch-Brown, Senior Advisor, Eurasia Group
Mark Malloch-Brown has been engaged widely in government, international organizations, business, and civil society during his career. In addition to his role at the Eurasia Group, he also serves on external advisory committees to the managing director of the IMF and to the executive director of UNICEF.
Previously, Mark served as deputy secretary-general and earlier as chief of staff of the UN under Kofi Annan, administrator of the UN Development Programme, leading the UN's development efforts around the world and in former prime minister Gordon Brown's cabinet.
Jon Lieber, Managing Director, Eurasia Group
Jon Lieber leads coverage of political and policy developments in Washington. He has extensive experience in government, including as an economist at the House Ways and Means Committee, a director at the National Economic Council at the White House, and a senior economic policy adviser to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. In these roles, Jon has advised senior elected officials and staff on a wide range of policy areas. He helped to negotiate multiple spending and tax packages during Barack Obama's administration and to shepherd several major trade agreements through Congress.
Fernanda Kroup, Managing Director, Eurasia Group
Fernanda Kroup leads Eurasia Group's global strategy consulting and industry analysis practices. An experienced strategy leader, Fernanda has served a large number of Fortune 100 companies in a career in management consulting that has spanned many advanced economies and emerging markets. She is a trusted adviser on global and regional footprint strategy, market prioritization, market entry and expansion, channel management, brand portfolio strategy, and M&A.