About Noreena

Noreena Hertz

NOREENA HERTZ is a bestselling author, economist and strategist who advises some of the world’s top CEOs and Presidents on economic, geopolitical and technological trends and business decisions.

She graduated from university at the age of 19. By the age of 23 she was advising the Russian government on its economic reforms and investors on M&A transactions. At the age of 29 she was working with the governments of Israel, Egypt, Palestine, and Jordan on the Middle East Peace Process.

Described by the Observer as “one of the world’s leading young thinkers”, Vogue as “one of the world’s most inspiring women” and on the Cover of Newsweek’s September 30th 2013 issue, Noreena is known for her visionary ideas.

In The Debt Threat, she predicted the 2008 financial crisis, and in The Silent Takeover, she anticipated that unregulated markets and massive financial institutions would have serious global repercussions.

Her latest book Eyes Wide Open: How to Make Smart Decisions in a Confusing World was published in September 2013 to global acclaim.

Her books are translated into 22 languages.

Noreena’s ongoing research on what she calls Generation Katniss (14 – 21 year olds) was launched at the World Economic Forum in Davos and at the Women in the World Economic Summit in New York City and has already been featured in publications including The Washington Post, The New York Times, The Daily Telegraph, El Pais and The Financial Times.

A much sought-after commentator on television and radio Hertz contributes to a wide range of publications and networks including The BBC, CNN, CNBC, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Daily Beast, the Financial Times, the Guardian The Times of LondonWired, and Nature.

She is regularly sought after as a Keynote Speaker and has given Keynote Speeches at TED, The World Economic Forum 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.

Her work was the inspiration for Bono’s (RED) campaign. She is a Board Member of Warner Music Group, on the Advisory Board RWE AG and sits on various charitable boards.

Professor Hertz is based at University College London.