Chris Weafer – Keynote Speaker

Founding Partner of Macro-Advisory Ltd

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Specialist Subjects

  • Russia
  • Ukraine
  • Caucasus
  • Central Asia
  • On Belt-One Road
  • The Silk Road
  • Energy in Russia-Central Asia



  • English


Christopher Weafer is the founding partner of Macro-Advisory Ltd, an independent macro consultancy which provides macro economic, political and business trend advice for business managers and investors working in Russia, the C.I.S., Iran and across the broader Eurasia region, including Mongolia.

Weafer is also an expert in all aspects of China’s One Belt, One Road transport system and the Indian sponsored North-South Transport Corridor. Both of which will radically transform the Central Asia region and create significant opportunities for investors.

Weafer has worked in Russia and the CIS/Eurasia region for nineteen years. Most recently Christopher Weafer was voted the best Policy Forecaster for 2016 by Focus Economics. Before leaving to co-found Macro Advisory, Weafer held the position of Chief Strategist at Sberbank-CIB, Russia’s largest bank and one of the biggest banks in Europe. Prior to that he served for four years as Chief Strategist with Uralsib Financial Corporation and for five years with Alfa Bank, two of Russia’s largest privately owned financial groups. His first role in the region was as Head of Research with Troika Dialog, a privately owned investment bank, from June 1998.

Prior to coming to Russia Weafer worked as Head of Research for NatWest Markets in Bangkok, Thailand, during the Asian financial crisis of 1997/’98. Before that he was Senior Investment Manager at the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, one of the world’s largest sovereign wealth funds, based in Abu Dhabi City.

Chris Weafer is the author of a wide variety of published articles about Russia, Central Asia, and the Eurasia region and about macro energy trends. He is widely quoted in the international financial press and appears regularly on, e.g. BBC, CNN International, CNBC, and Bloomberg.

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