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Sebastian Contin Trillo-Figueroa

Sebastian Contin Trillo-Figueroa

Geopolitics analyst ┃ EU-Asia Consultant


About Sebastian Contin Trillo-Figueroa

Sebastian, a geopolitics analyst specializing in EU-Asia relations, serves as a consultant for both public and private sector organizations, notably think tanks. His consultancy work spans various geopolitical and policy areas, including impact analysis and strategic advice. His comprehensive understanding of international relations is rooted in a significant professional journey, providing a solid foundation for his vision.

Over two decades, he successfully managed the complexities of European law, politics, and institutions, complemented by elected positions in political office. Throughout his political tenure, he displayed a robust commitment to ESG objectives, focusing on combating corruption and preventing the misuse of public funds. He consistently advocated for improved governance and elevated ethical standards in public policies, while actively opposing populism.

Sebastian’s research consistently contributes to prominent publications, including China-US Focus and the South China Morning Post. His scholarly work on Sino-European relations, comprising chapters and articles, has been featured on platforms such as Routledge Politics, IR and Strategic Studies (Taylor & Francis), LSE EUROPP, The Diplomat, Lexology, The Loop, and Pandaily, among others. Recognized for his expertise, he has been invited to deliver guest lectures at prestigious universities in Hong Kong, India, and Central Asia.

His expertise covers geopolitics, Sino-European relations, great power competition, and critical raw materials. His dedicated focus is on cultivating growth and synergy between Asia and the EU, acknowledging the far-reaching implications for the global stage. Currently, his research at the University of Hong Kong envisions the EU playing a crucial role as a peace balancer, adeptly navigating the dynamics between the US and China.

Sebastian, as a bachelor in law, also holds two master’s degrees, one in commercial law and another in EU law and institutions from the College of Europe (Belgium). He is also an alumnus of the IESE Business School’s leadership program for public management, and he is fluent in Spanish, English, French, and Italian.


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The University of Hong Kong
Pokfulam, Hong Kong

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