Global Forecasting Director
Asia, MENAT, and Africa
Agathe Demarais is the Global Forecasting Director of The Economist Intelligence Unit. Agathe is a leading voice on global issues, with a specific interest in trade, sanctions, European affairs, Russia and the Middle East. She draws upon her extensive diplomatic experience in emerging markets, deep policy-making knowledge and her background in investment banking to help a wide variety of audiences make sense of complex developments.
As The EIU’s Global Forecasting Director, Agathe oversees the publication of The EIU global/macro outlook. Agathe conducts high-level meetings with clients on global economic and political developments, presents at conferences on a wide array of topics, and is a sought-after commentator for the media.
Throughout her career in both the public and private sectors, Agathe has developed particular expertise on Europe, Russia/CIS, and the Middle East. Prior to joining The EIU, Agathe worked in the diplomatic corps of the French Treasury. She spent five years in Russia and three years in the Middle East, where she developed her knowledge of sanctions and policymaking. She also worked in investment banking in Russia and the US.
Agathe has Master’s degrees from Sciences Po and Columbia University, where she studied with a Fulbright scholarship. Agathe is a Trustee of the board of The Economist Charitable Trust.