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Noreena Hertz

Noreena Hertz

Renowned thought leader with an impressive track record in predicting global trends.

Noreena Hertz is a renowned thought leader with an impressive track record in predicting global trends. Her best-selling books, The Silent Takeover, IOU:The Debt Threat and Eyes Wide Open, are published in 23 countries. She advises a select group of the world’s leading business and political figures on strategy, economic and geo-political risk, artificial intelligence, digital transformation, millennials and post-millennials, and sits on the board of Warner Music Group. Previously, Noreena served on Citigroup’s Politics and Economics Global Advisory Board and RWE’s Digital Transformation Board.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 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.

A regular commentator in print globally, Noreena’s opinion pieces have appeared in publications including The New York Times, The Guardian, The Washington Post, The Financial Times, Die Zeit, El Pais, The South China Morning Post and The Wall Street Journal. She makes frequent television appearances around the world including on flagship shows such as BBC’s Question Time, China’s CWTV and CBS’ This Morning, has hosted her own show on Sirius XM (the United States’ biggest radio network with 64 million listeners), and served as ITV News Economics Editor where she led ITV’s economics coverage through a fascinating, fast-paced period that included the Brexit Referendum and a General Election.

Noreena has a PhD from Cambridge University and an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Having spent 10 years at the University of Cambridge as Associate Director of the Centre for International Business and Management, in 2014 she moved to University College London where she is an Honorary Professor.

Noreena 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.

Noreena Hertz looks at global culture — financial and otherwise — using an approach that combines traditional economic analysis with foreign policy trends, psychology, behavioural economics, anthropology, history and sociology.

Noreena’s US Radio Show, MegaHertz: London Calling, is now available globally! You can listen here

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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.

A World in Flux: Global trends & challenges & how to manage them

Noreena lays out what she sees as the key Global Trends of our times, identifies the challenges this means we face, and provides a series of insightful and counterintuitive steps we need to take if we are to successfully manage them.

How to make smart decisions in a complex world

Here Noreena lays out concrete and counterintuitive steps we all can take to become much smarter and wiser decision makers ourselves. Steps that include hiring a Challenger-in-Chief, becoming a Digitally-Attune Information-Hunter-Gatherer, encouraging Dissent and Difference and Tapping into your Organisation’s Wisdom Within.

Generation K: What you need to know about today’s teenagers, tomorrow’s consumers

Based on her cutting edge proprietary research on this demographic Noreena shares who this generation are, what they care about, how they behave, what they want, how they consume. Shaped not only be technology but also the worst recession in decades and also a world of heightened geopolitical threat, this generation is manifestly different to previous generations. 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.

Truer faster: to succeed in the super-transparent world of Twitter, Facebook and Wikileaks.

This speech reveals how successful corporations use the 3Cs to their advantage and lays out how new technologies can be deployed to deliver a competitive advantage. She also challenges her audience to think anew about what they can do differently, who they should join forces with, and how they can become truer, faster themselves so as to succeed in this super-transparent new world.

Your special blend of experience, analysis, passionate concern, practical action and insight were inspirational for participants

UNICEF Senior Leadership Development Programme

Your presentation literally blew my mind... it was so powerful in questioning the very basis by which we think of Generation K ... It made compelling viewing and received so much positive feedback from everyone in the room.

Thank you for your outstanding opening address... Your intervention and the ensuing 'Questions and Answers' set the appropriate tone for the day ... the executives present found your contribution both challenging and stimulating. Your description of the challenges that we face as an iconic global company set the scene and created an atmosphere ripe for the harvesting of new ideas... many thanks for your willingness to share your ideas with us.

McDonald's Europe

Noreena was excellent at our event yesterday evening. I’ve received many comments from employees and colleagues about how insightful she was – drawing from examples that really helped stretch our employees’ thinking and challenge what we perceive doing the right thing to mean…definitely delighted with our choice.

RBS, London


Noreena Hertz

The Silent Takeover: Global Capitalism and the Death of Democracy

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Noreena Hertz

Eyes Wide Open: How to Make Smart Decisions in a Confusing World

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IOU: The Debt Threat and Why We Must Defuse It

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    £15k to £30k

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    £15k to £30k

  • US:

    £30k to £50k

  • Africa/Asia/ME:

    £30k to £50k

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