ITV Economics Editor, Best-Selling Author & Acclaimed Economist
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Noreena Hertz is a renowned thought leader and economist with an impressive track record in
predicting global trends. She has advised some of the world’s leading business and political figures on strategy, economic and geo-political risks, digital transformation, Generation K and millennials. The Observer has named her as “one of the world’s leading thinkers”, Vogue has named her “one of the world’s most inspiring women.”
Noreena is currently ITV News Economics Editor but from 2014-16 she served on the Board of Warner Music Group.
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 22 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 given Keynote speeches at TED, The World Economic Forum and Google Zeitgeist and has moderated sessions at such gatherings as well, sharing platforms with President Bill Clinton, James Wolfensohn and David Beckham amongst others.
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.
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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