Manas ChawlaCEO at London Politica
Manas Chawla is a political risk expert and the Founder and CEO of London Politica, the world's largest political risk advisory for social impact. He has specialist expertise in consulting on soft power, corporate diplomacy, and crisis management, and has advised the United Nations, World Economic Forum, and a range of C-suite executives at Fortune 500 companies, and tech unicorns. An accomplished public speaker, Manas has delivered lectures and keynotes on geopolitical risk and open-source intelligence at universities and conferences across Europe, including the most widely-watched TED talk on political risk. He serves as Chairperson of LSE’s Political Risk and Investment Society and trustee of the London Speakers Union.
Manas has a background in strategic communications, and has previously worked at Project Associates and Sanctuary Counsel, where he helped provide strategic counsel and reputational advice to governments, corporations, and NGOs. Before founding London Politica, he led The Youth Journal, a youth-led think tank that produced international affairs research for over 60,000 monthly readers.
Manas has authored research reports and built compliance indexes for the host countries of the G7 and G20 summits. Manas has also served as the Secretary-General of Canada's leading MUN conference, Toronto Model United Nations. He gained an undergraduate degree in International Relations from the London School of Economics and Political Science and is an incoming Master’s candidate at the University of Oxford.