Stephan Mergenthaler is Head of Strategic Intelligence and Member of the Executive Committee at the World Economic Forum. He is responsible for the Forum's strategic analysis capacity on global trends (intelligence.weforum.org) as well as its digital innovation strategy. He has served the Forum in various functions since 2010, having been responsible for the development of the Network of Global Future Councils, the Global Innovators community, the Global University Leaders Forum as well as the World Economic Forum’s Strategic Foresight initiatives. Prior to joining the Forum, he worked as Research Associate and Non-Resident Fellow at the Global Public Policy Institute (GPPi) in Berlin and as researcher at the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) in London. He holds an MSc in International Relations from the London School of Economics, an MA from Sciences Po Paris as well as a PhD in Political Science from Humboldt University Berlin.