Asad Ali

Senior Analyst – Asia Pacific, Country Risk & FCM, IHS Markit


Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


Mr. Asad Ali, a senior analyst for Country Risk at IHS Markit, covers political, economic, regulatory and security risks in the Asia Pacific Region. ​Mr. Ali advises on regulatory and security environments in Asia Pacific with particular emphasis on Pakistan, Bangladesh, Afghanistan and Sri Lanka. His work involves indicator-based risk forecasting, authoring reactionary, in-depth, and bespoke client reports, and maintaining our qualitative risk ratings. Mr. Ali has recently worked on projects assessing the regional and domestic impact of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor and mapping political influence in Pakistan and Bangladesh. His media work includes appearances on Al Jazeera and France 24, as well as interviews in the New York Times, Bloomberg and Deutsche Welle. Mr. Ali received a Master of Arts in International Relations from the University of Warwick, Coventry, U.K., and a LLB from City University London, London, U.K. He speaks Urdu and Punjabi.