Ms. Shraddha Bhandari
Shraddha Bhandari is an international expert in geo-strategic intelligence and operational/ socio-political risks. She has worked across Fortune 500 companies, start-ups, governments, and world-class universities. She is a sought-after guest speaker for conferences including at Harvard, OSAC (Overseas Security Advisory Council) and the Dubai World Trade Centre and a regular contributor to reputed journals on global affairs.
She recently founded a management consulting firm in Dubai called Confluence Consultants - to help companies, investors, and start-ups navigate new markets in South Asia and the Middle East and Africa region. Her work entails analyzing and mitigating risks related to politics, policy and regulations, geopolitical trends, supply chain disruptions, and business continuity issues arising from conflicts, instability, and political regime change.
In the past, she cofounded a geo-strategy consulting firm, Intelligentsia Risk Advisors, based out of New Delhi.
Prior to that, she headed the Intelligence team - Asia Pacific for Barclays Bank PLC, responsible for analysing geopolitical and security risks and their impact on macroeconomics, operations, and crisis response. A key mandate was presentations and training to the C-suite team on geopolitical risk analysis, scenario gaming, future predictions and impact on business sectors, and managing information volatility.
She graduated with Distinction from the London School of Economics with an MSc in Comparative Politics. She also has a Post Graduate Diploma in Conflict Transformation and Peace Building from Delhi University.