John Sitilides


An expert speaker on geopolitical risk, global affairs and American politics. John Siltilides is a Washington D.C. government affairs specialist and consultant to the Department of State. Often sharing his insights into U.S. and global geopolitical trends, developments and strategies, John has presented before high-stakes decision makers and opinion leaders at corporate, investor, university and government conferences all around the globe.

Since 2005, John Sitilides has been the Principal at Trilogy Advisors LLC, where he manages government affairs that specialise in environmental regulatory reform and private property rights. Furthermore, John chairs the State Department’s Advanced Area Studies Program for Southeastern Europe, since 2006. Here he has trained a number of American diplomats and other U.S. foreign affairs professionals. John also served as the Board Chairman of the Woodrow Wilson Center Southeast Europe Project from 2005-2011.

As a highly regarded individual and expert in his field, John is often called upon for a number of interviews on American politics, federal policies, national security and global affairs either for broadcast, print or digital media. Some of these include CNN, Fox News, CNN International, One America News and BBC News, as well as a variety of other international media companies. John’s work has been published or cited in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, the Washington Post, Washington Times, Bloomberg News, Politico, National Public Radio and the Institutional Investor.

A regular TEDx speaker, John has delivered a number of well regarded keynote presentations for corporate, investor, university and government conferences, sumits, forums and events. Some of these include New York Life Investments Global Distribution Summit, Money Management Institute Marketing Leadership Summit, U.S. Naval War College, SHIPPING Insight Fleet Optimisation & Innovation Conference, Washington Oil & Gas Forum, Istanbul World Political Forum, and many more.

During his highly influential and impactful talks, John explores the complex geopolitical decisions that impact markets in Asia, Europe and the Middle East, as well as the US market. As a result of this, John is able to provide crucial advice to corporate executives, investment managers and civic audiences by helping them understand, anticipate and mitigate risk.

To book John Sitilides as the motivational speaker for your corporate event, function or conference, simply contact the Champions Speakers agency by emailing or by calling a booking agent directly on 0207 1010 553.

When at corporate events, John is known to cover the following topics:

  • U.S. National Politics & Elections
  • Geopolitical Risk
  • Global Public Policy
  • Global Issues & Current Affairs
  • U.S. Foreign Policy
  • Environmental Regulatory Reform
  • Energy Technology & Natural Resources

See John deliver a speech at TEDx here:

“You exhibit a rare ability to process difficult and complicated questions yet manoeuvring skilfully down unexpected avenues, all the while substantively addressing virtually every issue presented to you, no matter how off-beat or unexpected.” – U.S. Department of State

“Your passion for and understanding of the strategic geopolitical challenges facing the United States and global community are inspiring.  Your presentation was excellent.” – Checchi Capital Advisers LLC

“You were clearly the best presenter…You have a unique gift to succinctly wrap  geopolitical issues into a coherent methodology of whom, why and how.” – Ager Consulting

“Very much enjoyed your presentation – excellent poise, diction, delivery, substance, coordinated use of effective visuals, and audience connection – exemplary!” – Bird Capital Group

“Our participants were greatly impressed and satisfied with the way you guided us through the political landscape of the contemporary United States. Your insights provided us with a clear and solid background to understand the current changes in America.” – Telenor ASA