Noreena Hertz

Noreena Hertz



  • A World in Flux: Global Trends & Challenges and How to Manage Them
  • How to Make Smart Decisions in a Complex World
  • Generation K: What You Need to Know About Today’s Teenagers, Tomorrow’s Consumers
  • Truer Faster: How to Succeed in the Super-Transparent World of Twitter, Facebook and Wikileaks
  • Doing Business in the Post Financial Crisis Era: How to Front Run Regulation and Gain a Competitive Advantage

What she offers

Noreena Hertz successfully takes her argument against the actions of multinational corporations from behind the picket line and into high-level economic arenas, including the World Economic Forum. She offers not just an economic and political critique of globalisation, but real solutions for businesses and individuals as well as an outline as how your organisation can prepare for the main global trends.

How she presents

Noreena delivers highly respected, passionate messages to both grassroots organisations as well as worldwide corporations. She is a sought after broadcaster and commentator and regularly appears on flagship television programmes globally including on the BBC
and CNN.

Noreena Hertz is a bestselling author, strategist and commentator. Described by the Observer as “one of the world’s leading young thinkers”, the Guardian as “one of the Top UK Economists”, 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. She is Honorary Professor at the Centre for the Study of Decision-Making, University College London. A much sought-after commentator on television and radio Hertz contributes to a wide range of publications and networks.

Noreena received her M.B.A. from Wharton and her Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge, before beginning her career as an expert on Russian economics and working for the World Bank advising the Russian Government on its economic reforms. Noreena advises major multinational corporations, CEOs, NGOs and politicians, as well as start-up companies, and sits on various corporate and charitable boards. She played an influential role in the development of (RED), an innovative commercial model to raise money for people with AIDS in Africa, having inspired Bono (co-founder of the project) with her writings.


  • Eyes Wide Open: How to Make Smart Decisions in a Confusing World (2013)
  • IOU: The Debt Threat and Why We Must Defuse It (2005)
  • The Debt Threat: How Debt Is Destroying the Developing World (2005)
  • The Silent Takeover: Global Capitalism and the Death of Democracy (2002)


  • ‘Young Global Leader of Tomorrow’ – The World Economic Forum 2004


“Most highly rated speaker by our clients in 20 years.”

“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.”

“Thank you for doing a fantastic job. The feedback on you has been all positive. We so much appreciated how much time you put into understanding who we are and coming prepared. Both the session and breakout were wonderful and I am not obligated to say that, I promise.”

“Thank you for an excellent, lucid and fresh talk at the event. You were a hit.”

“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.”

“Professor Hertz’ contribution touched all the participants. Professor Hertz makes every single person feel his or her responsibility towards this world and give everybody the energy and belief they can contribute to a more sustainable future. We’ve received many very positive responses on her contribution and it has been a pleasure and honour working with her.”

“Having heard you speak yesterday there is no doubt in anyone’s mind that you are the ‘shining light of your generation’. Your knowledge and erudite speaking around such a relevant and pertinent topic set the tone for the whole event. The feedback has been tremendous, thank you so much for making it such a success.”

“Thank you so much for your wonderful moderating – You created an energy and enthusiasm in the room that was truly impressive and with your great charm helped all the room think through with much more clarity the economic and business challenges ahead. Thank you so much again – we couldn’t have hoped for a more inspiring moderator. ” from the World Economic Forum

Presentation Languages: English

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