Xenia Wickett is Vice President of Political Analysis and Integrity Due Diligence at Equinor. Her main areas of focus are geopolitics, country risk and security threat derived from political development.  She also serves as a commissioner of the Marshall Aid Commemoration Commission.

Prior to Equinor, Xenia was the head of the US and the Americas Programme at Chatham House and the dean of the Queen Elizabeth II Academy for Leadership in International Affairs. Previously, Xenia held positions as the executive director of the PeaceNexus Foundation and director of the project on India and the Subcontinent and executive director for research at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center.  She has worked in the US government, academia and non-profit worlds covering US foreign policy, America’s role in the world and geopolitics in South Asia.  She served with the US government as director for South Asia on the National Security Council and at the State Department as special adviser at the Homeland Security Group and as an officer in the Bureau of Non-Proliferation. Shortly after 9/11, she was detailed to the US Office of the Vice President to help launch the Office of Homeland Security Affairs.

Xenia holds a Master’s degree in Public Policy from Harvard’s Kennedy School and a Bachelor of Arts from Oxford University.