Chief Political Analyst, Shell International
Saïd Business School
University of Oxford
Park End Street
Cho is Chief Political Analyst in the Global Business Environment team at Shell International in London. He is an active scenarios practitioner, focusing on using scenarios in futures thinking, with over 20 years of experience in leading and advising on country scenario projects.
Cho advises on political trends and political risk for the Shell Group and leads the external environment assessments for Shell’s country reviews. He was actively involved in developing the 1995, 1998, 2001 and 2005 sets of Shell Global Scenarios, the 2008 Shell Energy Scenarios and the 2013 New Lens Scenarios. He has also worked on a range of scenario projects with international organisations, governments, universities, research institutes and business companies around the world. He is a member of the Brains Trust of the Evian Group, IMD, Lausanne, and an Academy Adjunct Faculty member of Chatham House, the Royal Institute for International Affairs.
Cho is particularly interested in issues of political development in East Asia and the Middle East. He previously taught Politics and International Political Economy at the University of Bath and the National University of Singapore, and was Laski Scholar at St John’s College, Cambridge.
A graduate of the University of Singapore, Cho was awarded a Ford Foundation scholarship to study at the London School of Economics, where he received his MSc and PhD.