Nathalie Wlodarczyk

S&P Global

Vice President, Risk Intelligence Solutions

Dr. Wlodarczyk's team is responsible for developing and delivering forward-looking geopolitical, industry and economic insight, data and advisory for government and private sector clients to support strategic planning and business growth. Work on the geopolitics of climate change and supply chain risk are key areas for Dr. Wlodarczyk and the team right now. Dr. Wlodarczyk has more than 15 years of experience working on both methodology development and assessment delivery for Risk Intelligence, as well as supporting clients in building out their own intelligence teams and capabilities. She has supported clients on market entry and risk management for emerging markets for over a decade and has led projects across Africa, the Middle East, Asia and Latin America. She adds particular expertise in analyzing cultural drivers of behavior and decision-making, in particular for mapping of influence groups and dynamics. Dr. Wlodarczyk has a background working in building capacity for conflict resolution in locations with civil conflict, often in Africa. Formerly she was head of Africa Forecasting for Exclusive Analysis, now part of S&P Global. She has written several articles and book chapters about the impact of belief and culture on behavior in conflict, and she is the author of the book, 'Magic and Warfare: Appearance and reality in contemporary African conflict and beyond,' published in the US by Palgrave Macmillan. Dr. Wlodarczyk has taught contemporary security issues at UK universities, including the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London, and King's College London (KCL). Dr. Wlodarczyk attained her Ph.D. in War Studies at KCL, and she holds a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science in International Relations from London School of Economics (LSE), United Kingdom.

Sessions With Nathalie Wlodarczyk

Monday, 7 March

  • 07:30pm - 09:00pm (CST) / 08/mar/2022 01:30 am - 08/mar/2022 03:00 am

    The Great Supply Chain Disruption

    Lunch/Dinner Discussion Energy Infrastructure/Supply Chain

    What is unfolding in supply chains is not only disruptive, it is also historic. This is the first major disjunction in the highly integrated supply chain system that has developed over the last three decades of globalization. The intense new debate on inflation adds to the urgency to understand what is ahead for supply chains in 2022. Supply chains used to be something that only supply chain managers talked about. Now they are of deep concern to everyone from consumers waiting for their deliveries to retailers, major manufacturers, prime ministers, and presidents. And they have profound implications for energy production as well as demand. What are the prospects for delays and disruptions for manufacturers and deliveries? Will constraints persist—on container shipping networks, computer chips, and more? What are the implications for labor shortages and the push to automation? What are the operational and strategic responses?