Economics & Trade

Anticipate disruptions in the global supply chain and adapt your global strategy

Following the vulnerabilities highlighted by the COVID-19 pandemic and Russia's invasion of Ukraine, global businesses are rethinking their supply chains. Will manufacturers reform their workflow models to focus less on speed? Which sectors are likely to be subject to interventionist policies?

We help our clients understand how changes in the global supply chain can impact their business and how they can stay prepared.

“Understanding vulnerabilities, distortions and disruptions from technology, policies and market shifts is a critical way for businesses to minimise risk and capture opportunity.”

Shannon O’Neil

Managing Director

Shannon leads our advisory practice on global trade and industrial policy, and advises our clients on political and economic issues impacting markets in Latin America. She is a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations.

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Our Economics & Trade Advisors Our People

Nader Mousavizadeh

Founding Partner & CEO

Nader co-founded Macro Advisory Partners in 2013 and leads engagements across our entire portfolio of clients.

Thomas Ahrenkiel


Thomas heads our Europe Practice. He was previously director of the Danish Defence Intelligence Service and permanent secretary of state at the Ministry of Defence, as well as diplomatic advisor to the Danish prime minister.

Mark Carney

Senior Counsellor

Mark was governor of the Bank of England and chair of the Monetary Policy Committee, Financial Policy Committee and the board of the Prudential Regulation Committee from 2013 to 2020.

Emily Haber

Advisory Board Member

Emily served as German Ambassador to the United States from 2018 to 2023. Prior, she was deployed to the Federal Ministry of the Interior, serving as State Secretary overseeing security and migration at the height of the refugee crisis in Europe.

Brian Deese

Senior Advisor

Brian served as the director of the White House National Economic Council, advising President Joe Biden on domestic and international economic policy and coordinating the administration’s economic agenda.

Uwe Corsepius

Senior Advisor

Uwe served at the highest levels in German and EU government. He was previously head of department for European policy in the German Federal Chancellery and spent four years as secretary general of the Council of the European Union.

Rupert Harrison

Senior Advisor

Rupert is an economist and investor whose broad experience spans from the heart of the UK Government to global financial markets. Chair of the UK Council of Economic Advisers and served as Chief of Staff to Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne.

Steffen Hertog

Senior Advisor

Steffen specialises in the comparative political economy of the Middle East and North Africa, with a focus on the Gulf. He is associate professor in comparative politics at the London School of Economics and Political Science.

Ivan Krastev

Senior Advisor

Ivan is chairman at the Centre for Liberal Strategies in Sofia and permanent fellow at the Institute for Human Sciences in Vienna. He is a founding board member of the European Council on Foreign Relations.

Kenji E. Kushida

Senior Advisor

Kenji advises clients on Asia, with a focus on Japan. He is a senior fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, an international research fellow at the Canon Institute for Global Studies and non-resident senior fellow at the Tokyo Institute for Policy Studies. He was an adjunct lecturer at Stanford University.

Carlos Lopes

Senior Advisor

Carlos advises clients on Africa. He is an honorary professor at the Mandela School of Public Governance at the University of Cape Town, affiliate professor at Sciences Po, Paris and associate fellow at Chatham House’s Africa Programme.

James Marshall

Senior Advisor

James advises clients on UK and EU politics. He has more than a decade of experience advising successive UK prime ministers and cabinet ministers, most recently as the director of the policy unit in 10 Downing Street.

Shannon O’Neil

Managing Director

Shannon leads our advisory practice on global trade and industrial policy, and advises our clients on political and economic issues impacting markets in Latin America. She is a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations.

Mike Pyle

Senior Advisor

Mike is former US Deputy National Security Advisor for International Economics (2022-2024). He led the Biden Administration's international economic policy team and also served as the President’s sherpa to the G7 and G20.

Poul Skytte Christoffersen

Senior Advisor

Poul advises clients on EU policy, drawing on a long career in Danish diplomatic service. He was chief negotiator for the European Council and a senior advisor at European Policy Centre.

Katrin Suder

Senior Director

Katrin leads client engagements on German politics and developments affecting the global technology industry. She served as state secretary for the German Federal Ministry of Defence, where she was responsible for armament, cyber and information technology.

Constantijn Van Oranje-Nassau

Senior Advisor

Constantijn is MAP’s director of digital technology and macro strategy. He has worked in both private and public sectors as an advisor on digital strategy, including to the European Commission and the Dutch Foreign Ministry.

Gita Wirjawan

Senior Advisor

Gita is the chairman and founder of investment management company Ancora Group and Ancora Foundation. He is a visiting scholar at the Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center and served as Indonesia’s minister of trade.

Our Impact | Economics & Trade

Helping a US technology firm develop a new commercial playbook amid regulatory barriers in key markets

As authorities move to rein in big tech’s perceived market dominance, tech companies face an increasingly diverse, fragmented and complex regulatory environment across key markets. Working closely with our client, we assessed its existing policy footprint, leveraged our extensive network for tailored insights and structured a roadmap to reposition our client’s approach in an evolving European regulatory landscape.

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