Hannes Meissner is an internationally recognized expert on political risk analysis and management with a long history in business consulting. Hannes is a Managing Partner at LM Political and Strategy Advisory, a provider of political risk management solutions, and a Senior Researcher and Lecturer at the Competence Center for Black Sea Studies at the University of Applied Sciences BFI Vienna. With expertise in multinational companies with a focus on the post-Soviet space, his research focuses on state capture, informal networks and their consequences for MNEs, such as systemic corruption, clientelism, deficient property rights and weak rule of law. He is known for developing innovative hands-on business approaches where he tailors interdisciplinary models to the requirements of enterprises operating in complex and risky country environments. Hannes’ long-standing work experience on-site in countries such as Russia, Ukraine, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan has provided him with the insights essential to following his passion—enabling businesses to prosper in markets shaped by political risk.
RESEARCH & EXPERTISE
His research interests include political risk, post-Soviet states, the "resource curse", and governance and institutions.
He conducted extensive field research in Azerbaijan (2009/2010) and Turkmenistan (2010) for his dissertation on “The Resource Curse in Azerbaijan and Turkmenistan and the Perspectives of Transparency and Efficiency Initiatives”.
HONORS & RECOGNITIONS
Hannes Meissner received a doctoral scholarship from the Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation (KAS)
He received a full scholarship from the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research.
MEDIA & APPEARANCES
He has, moreover, given guest lectures at partner universities abroad, in particular the Beykoz School of Logistics in Istanbul, JAMK University of Applied Sciences in Jyväskyla and the Southern Federal University Rostov na Donu.
He has also appeared as a guest on Real Vision.