GeoPolitical Issues
Jul 26, 2022 11:45 AM
Kavi Chawla, Partner at B√Ęton Global
GeoPolitical Issues

Kavi is a Partner at Bâton Global, a Des Moines-based research and advisory firm with offices in the Middle East and Asia. Kavi leads Bâton’s strategy advisory practice and is responsible for co-leading their non-US business. As a global strategy and finance leader, Kavi has over 20 years of experience advising companies, organizations, investors, and governments on strategic growth and capital allocation decisions. He has advised leading organizations in Iowa and across the world, including the governments of China, the Ukraine, and Russia. Kavi conducts industry and applied academic research on foreign direct investing and geopolitics, and in 2021 helped establish a Singapore-based think tank to provide sovereign, corporate, and financial investors with better data to inform their foreign direct investment strategies. He has been published in leading peer reviewed academic journals including the European Journal of International Management and Thunderbird International Business Review, and comments on foreign direct investing and geopolitics for financial industry press including The Economist and Channel News Asia. Kavi holds a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, a Master’s in International Affairs from the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University, and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics, History, and Political Science from Drake University.