Ian Osborne

Ian Osborne advises political and business leaders on international affairs, and on all aspects of their reputation. The advisory firm which he founded, Osborne & Partners, acts for a select group of governments and corporations across the world. The firm’s clients include some of the world’s most admired leaders and philanthropists. From 2010 to 2012, Ian was concurrently a Partner at DST Global, a family of funds investing in Internet companies, that was established in 2009 and is one of the largest Internet investors in the world, with high profile successes including Alibaba, Airbnb, Facebook, Spotify and Twitter. Ian is a Member of the World Economic Forum; and together with Sean Parker and Marc Benioff, he is a co-founder and director of The Montagnard Group, a non-profit initiative that fosters philanthropic giving by the Internet and technology community. Ian is a Contributing Editor of The Spectator and GQ, and writes occasional columns for several newspapers. Ian was educated at St Paul’s School, King’s College London and the London School of Economics.