Michael Reid Keynote Speaker

  • Americas Editor, The Economist (1999-2013)
  • Former Brazil correspondent and South America Bureau Chief
  • Highly acclaimed author on Latin America and Brazil

Michael Reid's Biography

Michael Reid is a senior editor at The Economist, writing the “Bello” column on Latin America while also covering Spain.

After a period in Lima between 2014 and 2016 he now lives in Madrid. Between 1999 and December 2013, he was the newspaper’s Americas Editor, overseeing coverage of Latin America, the Caribbean and Canada. He is the author of 12 Special Reports for The Economist, most recently on Spain (July 2018) and Colombia (2015)

Previously,  he was The Economist’s Brazil correspondent and South America bureau chief based in Sao Paulo (1996-99), and as its Consumer Industries and Marketing correspondent (1994-96).

His books include ‘Forgotten Continent: The Battle for Latin America’s Soul (2007), reissued in a fully revised and updated edition as Forgotten Continent: A History of the New Latin America (2017), and “Brazil: The Troubled Rise of a Global Power” (April 2014). He has been awarded the Maria Moors Cabot Prize by Columbia’s University’s Graduate School of Journalism and Brazil’s Order of the Southern Cross.

Michael Reid is a frequent speaker on Latin American affairs, having given lectures to businesses, think tanks and academic audiences in many countries. He has been interviewed for television, radio and print outlets, including CNN, BBC World TV, NPR, Globo (Brazil) and El País (Spain). He has given testimony to the United States Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and the Foreign Affairs Committee of the British House of Commons.

Read More

Videos of Michael Reid

On Latin American productivity
On Latin American productivity
Political progress in Latin America
Political progress in Latin America

Books by Michael Reid

Forgotten Continent: A History of the New Latin America
Brazil: The Troubled Rise of a Global Power

Check Michael Reid's speaking fees and availability

    Sending your message…

    Please wait, this can take a moment

    Message sent…


    Please provide your details and we’ll get in touch as soon as possible.

    We can only respond to requests for professional speaking engagements. We are unable to respond to requests for autographs, shoutouts and personalized messages.

    View our related Speakers

    Merryn Somerset Webb Speaker
    Merryn Somerset Webb
    Senior Columnist, Bloomberg Opinion - expert on personal finance and investments
    Jonathan Hill Speaker
    Jonathan Hill
    Expert on the EU's financial services sector
    Martin Chorzempa Speaker
    Martin Chorzempa
    Expert on financial technology and digital currency
    Sona Muzikarova Speaker
    Sona Muzikarova
    Macroeconomist and public policy advisor
    Edward Chancellor Speaker
    Edward Chancellor
    Financial historian, investment strategist and journalist. Author of several investment books, including 'The Price of Time: The Real Story of Interest'.
    Adrian Wooldridge Speaker
    Adrian Wooldridge
    Global Business Columnist - Bloomberg
    simon mundy speaking
    Simon Mundy Speaker
    Simon Mundy
    Moral Money Editor at the FT and Author of acclaimed book, Race for Tomorrow
    Iain Martin Speaker
    Iain Martin
    Political Commentator & Author
    Dan Breznitz Speaker
    Dan Breznitz
    Award winning author, speaker, and educator
    Chris Giles Speaker
    Chris Giles
    Economics Editor, Financial Times