Noreena Hertz

Noreena Hertz

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1967 - present

Noreena Hertz is a renowned thought leader, academic, global economist, and bestselling author named by The Observer "one of the world's leading thinkers" and by Vogue "one of the world's most inspiring women." Noreena is the author of bestsellers The Silent Takeover, The Debt Threat and Eyes Wide Open, which were published in over 20 countries. She has created and hosted four television documentaries; hosted her own show on the US’ largest radio network, Sirius XM and served as the economics editor for the UK’s leading commercial television network, ITV. A sought-after commentator on television and radio, she has given keynote speeches at TED and The World Economic Forum, among others. She also advises some of the biggest organizations and most senior figures in the world on strategy, decision-making, corporate social responsibility and global economic and geopolitical trends. Today, Noreena is an Honorary Professor at the Institute for Global Prosperity in the University of London, and sits on the board of Warner Music Group.

Professional Experience

Academic History


  • She played a pivotal role in the development of (RED), an innovative commercial model to raise money for people with AIDS in Africa.

  • She spent 10 years at the University of Cambridge as Associate Director of the Center for International Business and Management.

  • She has over 25 years of experience in advising companies in a variety of sectors and geographies.

  • She advises on strategic and policy decisions, intelligence gathering and analysis, millennials and post-millennials, and corporate social responsibility.

  • Her work is considered to provide a much needed blueprint for rethinking economics and corporate strategy.

  • Her work is at the intersection of the nexus of economics, technology, politics, and society.

  • She also advises some of the largest organizations and most senior leaders in the world on strategy and transformation.


  • Eyes Wide Open: How to Make Smart Decisions in a Confusing World (2013)

  • The Debt Threat: The Story of Third World Debt (2009)

  • The Silent Takeover: Global Capitalism and the Death of Democracy (2002)


  • Her opinion pieces have appeared in publications including The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Wall Street Journal.

  • Her work has appeared in The Guardian, The Financial Times, Die Zelt, El Pais, and The South China Morning Post.

  • She makes frequent television appearances around the world including on flagship shows such as CBS’ This Morning, BBC’s Question Time, NHK’s Global Debate.

  • She has shared platforms with such luminaries as President Bill Clinton and James Wolfensohn.