Dr. Parag Khanna has joined Henley & Partners’ Board of Advisors, an important strategic body that advises and consults the firm’s senior management on key decisions, new business ventures, and humanitarian initiatives. Dr. Khanna’s special area of counsel will be global trends and scenarios, focusing on systemic risks as well as market entry strategies and socio-economic strategy, with a particular emphasis on Asia.
Dr. Khanna is a leading global strategy advisor, best-selling author, and the founder and managing Partner of FutureMap, a data- and scenario-based advisory firm. He holds a PhD from the London School of Economics and is the author of several books, including Connectography: Mapping the Future of Global Civilization (2016) and Technocracy in America: Rise of the Info-State (2017). Dr. Khanna’s books have been translated into more than 20 languages, and his work has appeared in major international publications including the Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Washington Post, The Atlantic, and the Guardian. He is a CNN Global Contributor and a Senior Research Fellow at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore.
Dr. Khanna’s most recent book, The Future is Asian: Commerce, Conflict & Culture in the 21st Century, was published last month. It provides a comprehensive guide to Asia’s global influence in the 21st century, looking at how Asian economic and governance models are shaping business and culture around the world. Dr. Khanna lectures frequently at international conferences and has provided expertise to many governments, including the US, Canada, Brazil, Argentina, UK, Germany, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Russia, the United Arab Emirates, Japan, China, India, and South Korea. He has served on the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council on Mobility, Global Agenda Council on Geo-economics, and advisory board of its Future of Urban Development Initiative.
Commenting on his appointment, Dr. Khanna said, “I am delighted to join the Board of Advisors of Henley & Partners. They are global innovators, supporting governments in their goals of achieving fiscal autonomy and growth through investment migration programs. I am confident that this will be an exciting and mutually beneficial partnership. What they do is part of our future; it is a significant global trend that will only accelerate.”
Dr. Christian H. Kälin, Group Chairman of Henley & Partners, said, “We see our role as contributing to a more interconnected and equitable world, and Dr. Khanna’s extensive experience as a global strategist means that he is ideally placed to serve as a further esteemed member of our growing Board of Advisors. One of investment migration’s uniquely positive attributes is that it can endow countries with numerous sources of sustainable revenue without having to further increase debt. This capacity to expand a state’s ‘sovereign equity’ by enlarging the number of citizens who actively contribute has the potential to reduce inequality within as well as between states, and meaningfully address the growing imbalances inherent to traditional sovereign debt financing. Dr. Khanna’s experience and skills are perfectly aligned with this dynamic and will support Henley & Partners in meaningful ways.”