As Chief Executive Officer, Maziar Minovi is responsible for directing firm strategy and leading oversight of research, sales, and operations teams across Eurasia Group's global offices.
Maziar has twenty-five years of experience investing in international and emerging markets. He was a senior member of the Investment Strategy Group at Goldman Sachs, where he identified investment opportunities in emerging markets—including in debt, equities, and currencies—as well as geopolitical and global policy issues with market impact. Prior to that, Maziar was the head of the Emerging Markets Group at MassMutual/Babson Capital Management. He has also worked for the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Long Term Capital Management (LTCM), Putnam Investment Management, and the World Bank.
Maziar holds a doctorate in international finance and economic development, a master of business administration, and a bachelor of business administration from George Washington University. He is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Maziar's passion for international politics started involuntarily when the Iranian Revolution interrupted his teenage years.
Eurasia Group is the world's largest political risk consultancy founded in 1998. It has offices in New York, Washington, D.C., London, and Tokyo and employs more than 150 full-time employees. The company also employs a network of 500 experts in 90 countries in Asia, Latin America, Europe Eurasia, and the Middle East and Africa—a profile The Economist magazine calls "an inspiration for any academic with a seemingly useless degree in political science".