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Noreena Hertz, PhD

Economist and Author

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Named by The Observer as one of the world’s leading young thinkers, economist Noreen Hertz is a renowned thought leader with an impressive track record for predicting global trends. Her best-selling books, The Silent Takeover and IOU: The Debt Threat, correctly anticipated the surge of anti-corporate opinion in the early 2000s and warned of the looming credit crisis. Her latest work, Eyes Wide Open, lays out her vision for making smart decisions in today’s complex world. For more than 20 years, Hertz has advised some the world’s leading business and political figures on strategy, economic and geo-political risk, artificial intelligence, and digital transformation. Along with frequent appearances on television and in print, she also hosts the radio show, MegaHertz: London Calling, providing European perspectives on stories dominating headlines in the US. Hertz is an honorary professor at University College London and sits on the board of Warner Music Group.