Arianne Caoili founded Akron Consulting in 2015, Armenia’s first boutique strategy consulting firm. Former Economic Advisor to the President of Armenia and Advisor to the Prime Minister, her passion is strategic foresight and public policy. She is also the owner and Editor-in-Chief of Champord Tert, the only free, mass-distributed newspaper in the Caucasus region. She serves as Chairman of the Board of the Champord Fund, an organisation invested in the training of young Armenian journalists. She is a seven-time chess Olympic representative, former girls world rapid chess champion, and a FIDE International Master of Chess. She holds a dual Bachelor of Commerce and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science as well as a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Political Science from the Australian National University and the EBS Business School in Germany.
Master’s thesis title
Anticipatory governance and how to design foreign policy like a chess player: A case for strategic foresight and scenario planning