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Lazard Geopolitical Advisory

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“We are in a fundamentally more volatile geopolitical environment, which is affecting both markets and corporate decision-making. Providing advice on navigating the geopolitical landscape is a natural extension to the best-in-class strategic counsel we provide to corporate leadership and boards.”

Peter R. Orszag

CEO of Lazard Financial Advisory

The Lazard Geopolitical Advisory team brings some of the world’s most experienced geopolitical minds together with Lazard’s unmatched business expertise. We offer corporate leaders and boards bespoke analysis providing strategic insights in an evolving geopolitical environment, as they navigate potential risks and opportunities impacting their business.


  ●  Geo-Strategic Advisory Services

  ●  Corporate and Geopolitical Risk Assessments

  ●  Analysis and Monitoring of Geopolitical Events and Trends

  ●  Scenario Forecasting and Strategic Planning


Content and News

Financial Times: Lazard sets up geopolitical risk unit to capitalise on global volatility

The Washington Post: Price caps on Russian oil aren’t ideal. But they’re our best option.

Foreign Affairs: Made in the Alliance

Press Release: Jami Miscik Joins Lazard as a Senior Advisor, Geopolitical Advisory

Press Release: John P. Abizaid Joins Lazard

Press Release: William H. McRaven Joins Lazard

Lazard Geopolitical Advisory Co-Heads


Theodore Bunzel

Theodore Bunzel

Co-Head of Lazard Geopolitical Advisory

- 10+ years of financial advisory and strategy experience

- Has worked for three former National Security Advisors

David Kaufman

David Kaufman

Co-Head of Lazard Geopolitical Advisory

- 20+ years of Special Operations experience

- Security and defense-related advisory experience across EMEA and APAC

Lazard Geopolitical Senior Advisors

General John Abizaid

General John Abizaid

U.S. Ambassador to Saudi Arabia, 2019-2021

Commander of U.S. Central Command,


Admiral William McRaven

Admiral William McRaven

Chancellor of the University of Texas System, 2015-2018

Commander of the U.S. Special Operations Command,


Jami Miscik

Jami Miscik

Vice Chairman of the Council on Foreign Relations

Deputy Director of the Central Intelligence Agency,


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