Noreena Hertz is a bestselling author, academic and thinker whose economic predictions over the past 15 years have proven to be visionary.
Her best-selling books, The Silent Takeover, IOU: The Debt Threat and Eyes Wide Open, are published in 22 countries.
The Observer named Noreena as “one of the world’s leading thinkers”, Vogue has named her “one of the world’s most inspiring women.”
Her thinking served as the inspiration for Bono’s (Red). She has featured as the Cover Story of Newsweek .
Noreena Hertz graduated from university when she was 19 years old. Within four years she was advising the Russian government on its economic reforms and investors on M&A transactions as the Russian economy opened up to capitalism.
At the age of 29, Noreena was working with the governments of Israel, Egypt, Palestine and Jordan on the role economics could play in the Middle East peace process.
She currently advises a select group of the world’s leading business and political figures on strategy, economic and geo-political risk, digital transformation, Generation K and millennials.
She sits on the board of Warner Music Group.
A regular commentator in print in the US and Europe, Noreena’s opinion pieces have appeared in publications including The New York Times, The Guardian, The Financial Times, and the Wall Street Journal.
She has made multiple television appearances on both sides of the Atlantic including on flagship shows such as BBC’s Question Time, PBS’s Charlie Rose and CBS’ This Morning.
In August 2017, Noreena launched her own show MegaHertz: London Calling on Sirius XM, the United States’ biggest radio network with 64 million listeners.
The show provides insights and analysis on what is happening in Europe and also a European take on what is happening in the US. She is the first and only non-US voice on the entire Sirius network.
Previously she was ITV News’ Economics Editor where she led ITV’s economics coverage through a fascinating, fast-paced period that included the Referendum and its aftermath, the invoking of Article 50 and a General Election.
Noreena has a PhD from Cambridge University and an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. She is a Visiting Professor at University College London
Noreena Hertz is frequently sought after as a Keynote Speaker and Event Chair.
She has given Keynote Speeches at TED, The World Economic Forum in Davos and Google Zeitgeist as well as for leading global corporations, sharing platforms with such luminaries as President Bill Clinton, Professor Stephen Hawking and David Beckham amongst others.
Speaking topics include:
- The Age of Radical Uncertainty: Winning in an Age of Technological, Geopolitical, Economic and Demographic Disruption.
- The Robots are Coming: Thriving in an age of Digital Disruption, Artificial Intelligence, and Cyber Hacking.
- From Brexit to Trump: Managing the new Geopolitical and Economic Landscape.
- A World in Flux: Global Trends, Challenges and Opportunities.
- How to Make Smart Decisions in a Complex World.
Through her unique multi-disciplinary integrated approach – combining economic analysis with insights from psychology, neuroscience, anthropology and sociology – Professor Noreena Hertz seeks to make us smarter decision makers, better able to figure out what to do in a complex world.
In this speech, Professor Hertz identifies thinking traps we all fall into that we are not aware of, but need to be, and comes up with exciting active thinking strategies for her audiences to adopt so as to be able to make smarter decisions in their professional and personal lives.
- Generation K:
How to Engage the Next Generation of Consumers and Employees.
You may know all about millennials by now. But what about what comes next?
Based on her cutting edge proprietary research on 15-25 year olds, Noreena Hertz shares deep insights into who this generation are, what they care about, how they behave, what they want, and how they consume.
Shaped not only by technology, but also the worst recession in decades – as well as a world of heightened existential threat – this generation is manifestly different to those that came before.
Whether you are an employer, marketer, or politician – if you want to future proof your organisation, it’s essential you get to grips with Generation K.
- The Five Forces that are Transforming our World
What is the world going to look like in the next two to three years? What are the key challenges and opportunities business leaders will face?
In this landmark keynote speech, Professor Noreena Hertz outlines the key forces – geopolitical, economic, societal, technological – that she believes are transforming the world and should be on every business leader’s radar.