As the Insights Leader for the EY Geostrategic Business Group, Courtney drives market-leading insight around geopolitics, corporate performance, and political risk management. She leads the analysis of the annual EY Geostratetic Outlook and the Geostrategy in Practice survey of global executives.
Courtney is a recognized thought leader in political risk and global macro trends, with an emphasis on analyzing the strategic implications for companies.
She is a creative methodologist with experience in both quantitative and qualitative political risk methodologies. She is also an expert in strategic foresight, including scenario analysis and horizon scanning.
In her previous role, Courtney managed the thought leadership program of the A.T. Kearney Global Business Policy Council. She led a team of researchers to analyze geopolitical, macroeconomic, technological, and other developments in the external environment and identify emerging trends with strategic business implications.
Courtney also spent several years at Eurasia Group, a leading political risk consultancy, where she designed and implemented qualitative and quantitative methodologies for political risk assessments.
Earlier in her career, Courtney priced political risk insurance and worked on political campaigns.
Courtney has been published in Harvard Business Review, The Hill, Global Trade, The Diplomat, and ValueWalk, and has been quoted in numerous publications. She also co-wrote a chapter in the 2013 edition of the Handbook of Country and Political Risk Analysis and has been a contributor to the World Economic Forum’s Global Risks Report.
Courtney Rickert McCaffrey
EY Geostrategic Business Group