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Claude Smadja

Senior International Advisor

Claude Smadja, a non-lawyer, has extensive experience on geopolitical and macroeconomic issues. He helps clients navigate and leverage globalization, helping them identifying new opportunities and risks, expanding their anticipation capabilities, connecting the high-level picture to their specific strategy and priorities. Mr. Smadja also advises clients on the business and political environment in some countries and regions including facilitating connections with relevant business partners.

Mr. Smadja provides clients with insights on the global trends that impact their business strategies. He has long-standing expertise on advising senior executives on economic, business, and political issues relating to countries such as China, India, Japan, Singapore, Mexico, the Gulf countries, and Israel.

Mr. Smadja spent fifteen years with the World Economic Forum, first as a member of the Executive Board and later assuming the role of Managing Director. Prior to that he was the Director for News and Current Affairs at the Swiss Broadcasting Corporation.

M. Smadja is a frequent speaker and regular columnist on macroeconomic and geopolitical trends, focusing on issues relating to globalization, and Asia and European issues.