managing director, Europe, eurasia group
European politics and economics
The rise of populism
The refugee crisis
Europe and the Middle East
Mujtaba (Mij) Rahman is an expert on geopolitical risk, especially in Europe.
He is Managang Director, Europe, at the Eurasia Group, the pioneering geopolitical risk consultancy set up by Ian Bremmer.
Mij leads the firm's analysis on Europe, helping clients navigate elections, Brexit, EU-Turkey dynamics, bailout politics in Greece, European Central Bank politics and policy and EU sanctions policy against Russia, to name a few recent issues.
Prior to joining Eurasia Group, Mij worked at the European Commission's Directorate-General for Economic and Financial Affairs and at the UK Treasury. He is an adjunct professor at New York University's Stern Business School and Sciences-Po in Paris, as well as a visiting fellow at the London School of Economics, and teaches political risk to graduate students at all three institutions.
He is likewise a non-resident fellow at ESADE Business School's Centre for Global Economy and Geopolitics and is regularly quoted in the Financial Times, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Economist, Bloomberg and many other publications.
Mij speaks English, French and Urdu.
Brexit, the refugee crisis, the rise of populism, eurozone weakness, a resurgent Russia, Catalonian independence...the critical issues currently facing Europe are manifold and complex.
Mij can not only drill down into each of these topics individually; he is also highly adept at drawing together these strands to deliver a clear overview of where Europe is headed, the risks and opportunities it faces, and how these relate to the broader dynamics of global power.
His insights are highly valuable for investors and businesses looking to navigate an increasingly uncertain global landscape.