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Theodore Bunzel

Head of Lazard Geopolitical Advisory



Theodore (Teddy) Bunzel is the Head of Lazard Geopolitical Advisory, which provides business-relevant geopolitical analysis and advice to Lazard and its clients, leveraging financial, sector, and capital market expertise from across Lazard’s platform.

Teddy has spent his career straddling the worlds of international political and economic affairs and financial services. Teddy joined Lazard from BlackRock, where he held a number of roles over nearly a decade, including in Corporate Strategy, managing BlackRock’s policy and public affairs, and developing BlackRock’s quantitative and qualitative analyses of geopolitical risk.

Before joining BlackRock, Teddy worked for former National Security Advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski, and assisted Dr. Brzezinski on his final book, Strategic Vision. Teddy also spent time working at both the US Embassy in Moscow and US Treasury. He graduated from Yale with a focus on Grand Strategy, History, and Economics, and holds an MBA from Stanford Business School and an MA from Johns Hopkins’ School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS).

Teddy has written on geopolitical topics for several major publications, including Foreign Affairs, Washington Post, American Interest, and Air Mail. He is a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council on the Future of Geopolitics, and a board member of the American Ditchley Foundation.

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