Dr Ian Goldin is the Director of the Oxford Martin Programme on Technological and Economic Change and the Oxford University Professor of Globalisation. From 2006 to 2016 he was the founding Director of the Oxford Martin School at Oxford University, which is a world leading inter-disciplinary research initiative with over 40 teams embracing 350 faculty tackling global future challenges ranging from cancer and pandemics to climate change, inequality and financial systemic risks. He also is a Professorial Fellow at Oxford University’s Balliol College. He is an economist with an international reputation in the field of macro and international economics and on the implications of technological change for economies, firms and jobs.
Before taking up his Oxford position, Ian Goldin was Vice President of the World Bank and the Bank’s Director of Development Policy. From 1996 to 2001, he was Chief Executive and Managing Director of the Development Bank of Southern Africa and served as economic adviser to President Nelson Mandela. He succeeded in transforming the Bank to become the leading agent of development in the 14 countries of Southern Africa. During this period, Goldin served on several government committees and boards and was Finance Director for South Africa’s Olympic Bid. Previously, Ian had been Principal Economist at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) in London and Programme Director at the OECD in Paris.
Ian Goldin has published over 50 articles and 21 books with his most recent being Age of Discovery: Navigating the Storms of Our Second Renaissance; Is the Planet Full?, and The Butterfly Defect: How globalisation creates systemic risk and what can we do about it.
Ian Goldin has served in a wide variety of roles as a Non-executive Director for a number of leading global listed companies and his non-profit activities include as the Chair of the CORE initiative to reform economics and a trustee of Comic Relief and other charities. He has been knighted by the French government, is a World Economic Forum Global Leader of Tomorrow, and widely consulted by business and political leaders.
Ian Goldin is an outstanding and highly acclaimed speaker on economic, political, demographic and technological future trends.
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