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 has named her 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 Product (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:
A World in Flux: Global Trends, Challenges and Opportunities
Where is the world heading? What is happening to Globalisation? How is the information revolution affecting the business landscape? What are the looming flashpoints we need to be aware of? How can we best cope moving forward?
How to Make Smart Decisions in a Complex World
We make 10,000 decisions as day – 277 just about food. But whilst it doesn’t matter really if you choose a cappuccino over a latte when it comes to high stakes decisions – at home or at work – the choices you make really do matter. Yet we think surprisingly little about how it is we come to decisions. Instead we typically repeat decision-making strategies that have worked for us in the past. We turn to experts, trust our guts, run options by our colleagues, go with what just feels right.
Doing Business in the Post Financial Crisis: How to Front Run Regulation and Gain a Competitive Advantage.
In the wake of the Financial Crisis, Capitalism is under the spotlight in a way it has not been up until now. But how seriously should business leaders take the rumblings of those on the ground? Are politicians likely to change the way they deal with corporations, or will it be business as usual? What role will social media and crowd-sourcing of information play in shaping how businesses operate? Are investors changing the way in which they value corporations?