Samantha de Bendern

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(journalist, businesswoman, polyglot, deep state operative?)
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BornNovember 1965
Alma materLondon School of Economics, University College London, ESCP Europe
Member ofChatham House, Institute for Statecraft, LS Advisors
UK deep state-connected polyglot "international civil servant" with a masters degree in Wealth Management, fellow of the Institute for Statecraft, associate fellow of Chatham House

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In office
1997 - 1999
EmployerControl Risks Group

Samantha Grace de Bendern is in the words of her Chatham House biography, "an independent financial and political risk consultant". In 2018 she was a fellow of the Institute for Statecraft, with a focus area described as "India, South Asia".[1]


"Samantha de Bendern After working for 10 years as an international civil servant for the European Commission and NATO HQ in Brussels, Samantha moved to Private Banking with a special focus on Eastern Central Europe and Central Asia. She was first based in Geneva with Coutts Bank, before joining the Private Banking team at Merrill Lynch Paris. In 2011 she decided to move to India and helped develop opportunities there for LS Advisors. She has now joined the firm full time, where she is developing the Central/East European and Central Asian markets from our new office in Prague. Samantha is British and speaks fluent French, Russian, Spanish and Italian. She is a graduate of the LSE (London School of Economics); she also holds a BA in Russian Language and Literature from UCL London and a Masters degree in Wealth Management from ESCP-Europe, Paris" [2]


From 2003-2018, de Bendern was a director at banking positions including Coutts, Merrill Lynch and LS Advisors in Geneva, Paris, New Delhi and Prague. In 2011 she became an "independent financial and political risk consultant".[3]

Temple Strategic Advisory

Samantha de Bendern was a director of Temple Strategic Advisory Ltd from its inception on 20 August 2014 until its dissolution in 2016. It was a mutual company, the other director being with another fellow of the Institute for Statecraft, Alan Riley.[4]


Samantha de Bendern has been published online about subjects as diverse as the Nice truck attack[5], Indian fashion[6] and life in the former USSR.[7]


A Document by Samantha de Bendern

TitleDocument typePublication dateSubject(s)
Document:China’s Strategy towards Europe: Implications and Policy Recommendations for EU Securityanalysis, policy recommendations26 December 2018China
21st century
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