ITV Economics Editor, Best-selling Author & Acclaimed Economist
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Noreena Hertz is a bestselling author, academic and thinker whose economic predictions over the past 15 years have proven to be visionary. Her work focuses on decision-making, global economic and political trends and Generations K, X, Y and Z. She is ITV News Economics Editor.
Noreena’s best-selling books, Eyes Wide Open: How to Make Smart Decisions in a Confusing World, IOU: The Debt Threat and The Silent Takeover have been published in more than 20 countries.
The Observer has named her “one of the world’s leading thinkers”. Vogue calls her “one of the world’s most inspiring women” and the Guardian has identified her as “one of the top British Public Intellectuals”.
Hertz is also a sought after broadcaster and commentator and has appeared in flagship television programmes globally including the BBC, CNN and CBS. She has been interviewed on shows including Charlie Rose and Hard Talk, and her work has been the subject of three broadcast documentaries. Her writings have been published on The Financial Times, The Times, The Guardian, Der Spiegel and The Washington Post, among others.
Noreena is an accomplished speaker. She has provided keynote addresses at such forums as TED and DAVOS and has shared conversations with Bill Clinton or James Wolfensohn.
From 2007 to 2008, Noreena was as a member of Citigroup’s Politics and Economics Global Advisory Board. Between 2012 and 2013, Noreena joined the Advisory Group guiding McKinsey’s CEO Dominic Barton’s Inclusive Capitalism Taskforce. From 2014 to 2016 she served on the Board of Warner Music Group.
Hertz’s thinking was the inspiration for Product (RED), which has raised hundreds of millions of dollars for the fight against HIV/AIDS in Africa. Most recently she has been exploring the world of today’s teenagers, who she has coined “Generation K”, with articles published in the UK, US, Europe and China.
Noreena has a PhD from Cambridge University and an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. She is Visiting Professor at University College London. She has held professorships at Erasmus University and Utrecht University and fellowships at the University of Cambridge and the London School of Economics.
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