Dr John Chipman.

Director-General and Chief Executive.
International Institute for Strategic Studies.

Dr John Chipman CMG is Director-General and Chief Executive of The International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS). He has served on a variety of corporate international advisory boards and company Boards of Directors and consults widely for businesses with international interests. His Harvard Business Review article of September 2016 on ‘Why Your Company needs a Foreign Policy’ has been influential in guiding corporate policy. He speaks regularly to business audiences on political risk, regional security and global trends.

He holds a BA (Hons) from Harvard, an MA (Distinction) from the London School of Economics and an M.Phil and D.Phil from Balliol College Oxford. Prior to assuming the Directorship of the IISS in 1993 he served as a Research Associate (1983-84), Assistant Director (1987-90) and Director of Studies (1990-93) at the IISS with a spell (1985-87) as a Research Associate at the Atlantic Institute for International Affairs in Paris.

As CEO of the IISS he has directed its growth globally as the world’s premier institute providing facts and analysis on international security issues and has developed its role as a convener of vital inter-governmental summits. He conceived and established two regional security institutions: the IISS Shangri-La Dialogue hosted by Singapore, and the IISS Manama Dialogue hosted by Bahrain.