Cho Khong

Associate Fellow

Saïd Business School
University of Oxford
Park End Street


Cho-Oon Khong is Shell’s Chief Political Analyst and a senior member of the Shell scenarios team, with over 25 years’ experience advising on political trends and political risk, and in leading the external environment scenario assessments for Shell’s country reviews. 

Cho has also taken a leading role in developing Shell’s Global Scenarios and Long Term Energy Scenarios since the mid-1990s.

Cho is an active scenarios practitioner and focuses on using scenarios in thinking through political futures.  He has worked on scenario projects with international organisations, governments, universities, research institutes and business companies across the world. He is an Academy Adjunct Faculty member of the Royal Institute of International Affairs, Chatham House.

Cho graduated with First Class Honours in Political Science from the University of Singapore.  He was awarded a Ford Foundation scholarship for his postgraduate studies at the London School of Economics, where he received his MSc. and Ph.D. in International Relations.  Cho did post-doctoral research as the Laski scholar at St John’s College, Cambridge, then taught Politics and International Political Economy at the National University of Singapore and at the University of Bath.