Allyn B. Summa

Executive Director

 

Mark Hannah

Mark Hannah

Research Fellow

 

Farah AbuSahliya

Graduate Student Research Assistant

 

Srijoni Banerjee

Graduate Student Research Assistant

 

 

Eurasia Group Staff Advisory Team

Sarah Henning

Deputy Director

Alexander Kliment

Creative Strategist


Gabe Lipton

Associate Director, Outreach

 

EGF Board

Greg M. Boyle


Greg Boyle is a litigation partner in Jenner & Block’s Chicago office, where he focuses his practice on complex financial disputes.  Greg has handled numerous enforcement investigations conducted by the Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) and Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) relating to matters including complex financial products and public company accounting.  He has conducted internal investigations and defended complex civil litigation relating to these matters.  Greg’s experience also includes providing counsel to and defending civil litigation for exchanges and self-regulatory organizations in the derivatives markets.  His other litigation experience includes trying cutting edge trade secret matters for financial firms and defending law firms in complex legal malpractice litigation.  Greg has been recognized by Illinois Super Lawyers as a “Rising Star.”

Greg serves on the Board of the Chicago Bar Foundation, and chairs its Advocacy Committee, which works on legislative and administrative solutions for improving access to justice for all.  He has an active pro bono practice, in which he has defended state court felony cases, asylum cases, and pursued state and federal habeas relief for prisoners.  Greg is the author of the Illinois chapter of the ABA Section of Litigation’s 50 State Survey of Legal Malpractice Law, and has taught trial advocacy at the John Marshall Law School and the National Institute of Trial Advocacy’s Midwest Trial Skills Program.

Greg is a member of the Firm’s Complex Commercial, Professional Responsibility, Class Action, and Markets and Trading Litigation Practices. He serves on the Firm’s Finance, Hiring, and Pro Bono Committees.  He earned a B.A. in Political Science from Carleton College in 1993, and a J.D. from Harvard Law School in 1997.

Ian Bremmer


Ian Bremmer is a prolific thought leader, author and noted lecturer, regularly expressing his views on political issues in public speeches, television appearances and top publications, including Time magazine, where he is the foreign affairs columnist and editor-at-large. Dubbed the “rising guru” in the field of political risk by The Economist, he teaches classes on the discipline as Global Research Professor at New York University. His latest book is the national bestseller, Superpower: Three Choices for America’s Role in the World.

In 1998, Bremmer established Eurasia Group with just $25,000. Today, the company has offices in New York, Washington, London and Tokyo, as well as a network of experts and resources in 90 countries. Eurasia Group provides analysis and expertise on how political developments and national security dynamics move markets and shape investments across the globe. As the firm’s president and most active public voice, Bremmer advises leading executives, money managers, diplomats and heads of state. He now expands this expertise to the Eurasia Group Foundation, founded in 2016.

Bremmer actively discusses the intersection between politics and markets in speeches and the media. He has published nine books, including the national bestsellers Every Nation for Itself: Winners and Losers in a G-Zero World and The End of the Free Market: Who Wins the War Between States and Corporations? He is a regular columnist for the Financial Times A-List, and has written hundreds of articles for many leading publications. He appears regularly on CNBC, Fox, Bloomberg, CNN, the BBC and other networks.

Bremmer earned a PhD in political science from Stanford University in 1994 and was the youngest-ever national fellow at the Hoover Institution. In 2007, Bremmer was named a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum, where he is the founding chairman of the Global Agenda Council on Geopolitical Risk. He is the Harold J. Newman Distinguished Fellow in Geopolitics at the Asia Society Policy Institute and serves on the President’s Council of the Near East Foundation, the Leadership Council for Concordia and the Board of Trustees of Intelligence Squared.

Bremmer grew up in Boston and currently lives in New York and Washington.

Mohamed A. El-Erian


Mohamed A. El-Erian has worked on economic and financial issues in both the public and private sectors. He now pursues a portfolio of activities focused on writing, advising, through leadership and philanthropy.

After completing his undergraduate studies in economics at Cambridge University, Mohamed moved to Oxford where he obtained masters and doctorate degrees in economics. For 15 years, he worked as an international civil servant, rising to the position of Deputy Director at the International Monetary Fund in Washington DC.

About to turn 40 and having never worked in the private sector, Mohamed moved to Salomon Smith Barney/Citibank where he was a managing director and head of the emerging markets research team. He was then recruited by PIMCO in 1999 to lead the EM portfolio management team before spending 2 years as President and CEO of Harvard Management Company, the entity charged with managing the university’s endowment. He returned at the end of 1997 to PIMCO to serve as CEO and co-chief investment officer, serving investment clients around the world and helping to more than double the firm’s assets under management to $2 trillion while wining several investment and management awards.

Seeking a better work-life balance, Mohamed stepped down in March 2014 to pursue a more flexible approach. He is the chief economic advisor to Allianz, the corporate parent of PIMCO, and writes regularly, including as a columnist for Bloomberg View and a contributing editor at the Financial Times. His two New York Times’ best sellers – the 2008 “When Markets Collide” and the 2016 “The Only Game in Town” – won several awards, including from the Economist, Financial Times, and The Independent. For 4 years in a row, he was named by Foreign Policy as one of the world’s top 100 thought leaders. In 2016, Linked-In named him its top influencer.

In addition to serving on the boards of several non-profit think tanks and academic institutions, including the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (co-chair) and the NBER (Executive Committee), Mohamed was chair of President Obama’s Global Development Council (2012-2017). Since 2006, he has been chairing Microsoft’s Investment Advisory Committee. He is co-head of the capital campaign for the university and colleges of Cambridge, and is an honorary fellow of Queens’ College.

Sallie Krawcheck


Financial feminist Sallie Krawcheck is the CEO and Co-Founder of Ellevest, a recently launched innovative digital investment platform for women. She is the Chair of Ellevate Network, the global professional woman’s network, and of the Pax Ellevate Global Woman’s Index Fund, which invests in the top-rated companies in the world for advancing women. She is also the best-selling author of “Own It: The Power of Women at Work.”

Before becoming an entrepreneur, she was CEO of Merrill Lynch Wealth Management, of Smith Barney and of Sanford Bernstein.

During her career, Krawcheck has a history of turning around and growing troubled businesses, eliminating Wall Street conflicts of interest, and advocating a true client-centered business model. Fortune Magazine called her “The Last Honest Analyst” during her tenure at Sanford Bernstein, and noted that hers was the most influential voice for research quality and integrity.

Krawcheck has also been named among the top ten of Fast Company’s “100 Most Creative People” in business list, as well as one of Entrepreneur Magazine’s Entrepreneurs to Watch. and she has also been referred to as one of the most successful and influential executives in financial services.

Krawcheck also lends her voice to social media, reaching a network of more 1,700,000 followers on LinkedIn and 46,000 on Twitter.

A native of Charleston, South Carolina, Krawcheck attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on the Morehead Scholarship and graduated summa cum laude in 1987. In 1992, she received a Master of Business Administration from Columbia University.

Maziar Minovi


Maziar Minovi is a senior member of the Investment Strategy Group’s tactical asset allocation team. He focuses on identifying investment opportunities in emerging markets, including debt, equities and currencies, as well as geopolitical and global policy issues with market impact. Maziar joined Goldman Sachs as a managing director in 2006.

Prior to joining the firm, Maziar worked at MassMutual/Babson Capital Management, where he was head of the Emerging Markets Group and managed an emerging markets hedge fund. Before that, he worked at the International Monetary Fund, Long Term Capital Management, Putnam Investment Management and The World Bank.

Maziar earned a PhD in International Finance and Economic Development in 1993, an MBA in 1988 and a BBA in 1987 from The George Washington University.

Betty Liu


Betty Liu is an anchor on Bloomberg Television as well as the founder and CEO of Radiate, whose mission is to enable people to reach their full potential by harnessing the power of expert advice.

Guests include Jack Welch, Magic Johnson, Gary Vaynerchuk, Arianna Huffington, Mellody Hobson, Adam Grant, Steve Case and many others.

Liu also anchors the Bloomberg Television Daybreak Asia program from the NY headquarters. An award-winning business journalist, Liu regularly interviews influential business, political and media leaders including two former U.S. Presidents – Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton – as well as Warren Buffett, Carlos Slim, Jamie Dimon, Elon Musk and many others.

Before joining Bloomberg Television, Liu was an anchor for CNBC Asia based in Hong Kong. Prior to that, she was the Atlanta bureau chief for the Financial Times where she covered a wide variety of topics from business to civil rights. Earlier in her career, Liu was the Taiwan bureau chief for Dow Jones Newswires and a Hong Kong-based regional correspondent for the newswire. In 1997, she received a Dow Jones Newswires Award for her coverage of the Asian financial crisis.

Liu is also author of the career guide, Work Smarts: What CEOs Say You Need to Know to Get Ahead.

Liu was born in Hong Kong and graduated from the University of Pennsylvania magna cum laude in English. She currently lives in New Jersey with her twin sons.

Mary Pang


Global Head, Private Client Practice, Cambridge Associates LLC

Niko Pfund


Niko Pfund is the Global Academic Publisher of Oxford University Press and President of Oxford University Press, USA. A graduate of Amherst College, he began his career at Oxford in 1987 as an editorial assistant in law and social science before moving to New York University Press in 1990. At NYU Press, he was an editor and then editor in chief before becoming director in 1996. He returned to Oxford in 2000 in the role of Academic Publisher and is responsible for oversight of the Press’s scholarly and research publishing across the humanities, social sciences, science, law and medicine, spanning the Press’s offices in Oxford, New York and Delhi. A frequent speaker on publishing, scholarship and media, he has given talks at the Library of Congress, the World Bank, George Washington University, UNC, Fordham, Oberlin, USC, Yale, UT-Austin, NYU, MIT, Princeton, Williams, Columbia, Amherst and many other institutions, as well as at a variety of scholarly conferences and publishing institutes. He serves on a number of boards and advisory groups, including those of the Digital Public Library of America, the Executive Council of the Professional and Scholarly Publishing division of the American Publishers, The Common (a literary magazine) and the Eurasia Group Foundation . In 2012 he was named a Notable Person of the Year by Publishers Weekly.

Joe Schoendorf


Joe Schoendorf has been active in high-technology industries for over 50 years. He has been with Accel Partners a leading global venture fund for 30 years. Today he assists our portfolio management in establishing significant strategic global relationships in the United States, Europe, and Asia.

He and his wife Nancy, who has been with MDV Ventures for nearly 25 years (formerly Managing Partner) also spend time as angel investors in Silicon Valley.

Schoendorf is a member World Economic Forum. He has served on its Foundation Board of Directors and also the Executive Committee of the Forum as well on its USA Board.

Previously, Schoendorf was the VP of marketing for Apple Computer. Before that, he was EVP for worldwide sales and marketing for Ungermann-Bass and a member of the Office of the President. Prior to that, he was the CEO of Industrial Networking, a joint venture of Ungermann-Bass and General Electric. He spent his first eighteen years in the valley at Hewlett-Packard, where he held many senior marketing and sales positions in the computer business including General Manager of Global Accounts and General Manager for Computer Business Development.

He was an early investor and served on the Board of Macromedia, Veritas and other Accel portfolio companies.