Livia Paggi

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Livia manages GPW’s Political Risk practice and is a co-owner of the firm. She advises multinational clients on doing business successfully in some of the world’s most challenging emerging markets. Over the past decade, Livia has developed particular expertise in Russia, Central Asia and Turkey.


Recent work includes:

•Advising a multi-national mining client on its joint venture in a former Soviet republic;

•Political risk studies for tech clients in the EMEA region; and

•Leading GPW’s integrity projects for various international development banks.

Livia is a sought-after speaker and regularly provides commentary for the media, including for the BBC, Bloomberg, Sky News, Al Jazeera, CNN and Financial Times.


Livia has been awarded fellowships from the Harriman Institute and Alfa Bank for her work on Russia and the former Soviet Union. Livia holds a degree in Political Science from Columbia University and master’s degree from Imperial College in Energy Policy. Livia speaks Italian, French and Russian.