Chris Pallaris

Chris Pallaris (External Expert)


Intelligence, foresight, strategy and risk management

External Expert

Field of expertise

Intelligence, foresight, strategy and risk management.

Professional experience

Chris Pallaris is Director and Principal Consultant of i-intelligence, a commercial intelligence consultancy based in Zurich, Switzerland. i-intelligence works to improve the intelligence, foresight, strategy and risk management capabilities of public and private sector organisations around the globe.

Prior to launching i-intelligence, Chris served as Executive Editor of the International Relations and Security Network (ISN), where he led the development of the organisation’s news and information services. He has also worked as a freelance journalist and as an analyst in the Disputes, Analysis and Investigations division of PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PwC).

In addition to his consulting work, Chris holds several teaching positions including at Mercyhurst University’s Department of Intelligence Studies in Erie, PA, Vesalius College in Brussels, and the School of Management and Law at the Zurich University of Applied Sciences. He is also a regular lecturer at the NATO School in Oberammergau, NATO’s Center of Excellence, Defence Against Terrorism in Ankara, Turkey, the Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP), and ETH Zurich.

Chris has a degree in International History from the London School of Economics and Political Science, and an MBA from the Open University.