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Noreena Hertz

London, UK

ITN's Economics Editor (2016-)

Visionary thinker and economist, leading academic and best-selling author

Named as “one of the world's most inspiring women” by Vogue

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 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.

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.

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.

Our Comment

"Noreena helps C-Level executives, government ministers and board members make smarter decisions and better predictions in a complex and confusing world. A rising star, she has spoken alongside the likes of Bill Clinton, James Wolfensohn and Jeffrey Sachs. Her 2011 TED talk on the Need to Challenge Experts has been watched over 800,000 times. "


Eyes Wide Open: How to Make Smart Decisions in a Confusing World Paperback by Noreena Hertz

From Noreena Hertz “one of the world’s leading young thinkers” (The Observer), internationally noted speaker, economics expert, and bestselling author, comes this practical, cutting-edge guide to help you make smarter and better choices in the age of data deluge, based on her highly popular TED talk.

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