Expertise

geopolitical expertiseMy name is Leonhardt van Efferink (photo: Koos Groenewold) and I am Founding Director of GeoMeans. I have both economic and geopolitical expertise. My earlier jobs as senior country risk analyst and senior policy adviser taught me the strong impact of the strategic environment on organizational performance. Further drawing on two Master degrees, I have become familiar with many different approaches towards the strategic analysis of geopolitical and economic trends.

Moreover, the several workshops that I developed and moderated have been instrumental in gaining expertise how to help organizations develop valuable scenarios.

My expertise in frames is rooted in my PhD project on the geopolitical framing in German media and politics of countries and regions (due in 1Q2019). This project also contributed to my geopolitical expertise.

My moderation style is an important tool to make organizations more familiar with frames, risks and scenarios. My style is slightly provocative, yet engaging and inclusionary, always stimulating many people to join in the discussion. The result is a wider variety of expressed perceptions, thereby enriching the outcomes of our workshops. The moderation style complements my economic and geopolitical expertise in a way that has been beneficial to various clients.

If you would like to know how my geopolitical expertise can be of use to you, please contact me.