Cho Khong

Associate Fellow

Saïd Business School
University of Oxford
Park End Street


Cho-Oon Khong is a scenarios practitioner and geopolitical analyst, who focuses on using scenarios in thinking through political futures

He has led, advised and participated in scenario projects with international organisations, governments, universities, research institutes and business companies from across the world. He teaches as a core faculty member on the Oxford Scenarios Programme, has guest lectured on scenarios, politics and geopolitics at a range of universities, and has served in advisory positions on a variety of academic bodies.

Cho has over 27 years’ experience advising on political trends and political risk for the Shell Group, where he was Chief Political Analyst and a senior member of the Shell scenarios team. He led Shell’s external environment assessments for country and regional strategy reviews, and advised, designed and led focused in-depth scenario projects on a range of topics of strategic business significance for key decision makers. Cho also took a leading role in developing Shell’s Global Long Term Energy Scenarios from the mid-1990s to 2021.

Cho graduated with First Class Honours in Political Science from the University of Singapore. He did postgraduate studies on a Ford Foundation Fellowship at the London School of Economics, where he received his MSc. and Ph.D. in International Relations. Cho was the post-doctoral 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.