Dr Chietigj Bajpaee

Senior Research Fellow for South Asia, Asia-Pacific Programme


Dr Chietigj Bajpaee is senior research fellow for South Asia in the Asia-Pacific Programme at Chatham House. Prior to joining Chatham House, he was the political risk advisor for Asia at Equinor (formerly Statoil), a Norwegian energy company.

He has also covered Asia (with a particular focus on South Asia) for Control Risks, IHS Markit (now S&P Global), the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, DC and the International Institute for Strategic Studies. He also held visiting fellowships at the Manohar Parrikar Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses and Vivekananda International Foundation in India.

Chietigj completed his PhD at King’s College London and the National University of Singapore with a focus on India’s ‘Act East’ policy and relations with China. He holds a Masters’ degree in International Relations from the London School of Economics and completed his undergraduate studies in Economics and Politics at Wesleyan and Oxford Universities.

Past experience

2013-16, 2018-23 Political Risk Advisor for Asia, Equinor
2008-10 Senior Analyst  South Asia, Control Risks
2007-8 Research Analyst – South Asia, IHS Markit (now S&P Global)
2005-7 Research Associate – International Security Program (Asia) – Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
2004 Research Assistant – Defence Analysis and South Asia Programmes – International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS)