Noreena Hertz is a renowned thought leader and economist with an impressive track record in predicting global trends. In 2017 Noreena launched her own show MegaHertz:London Calling on Sirius XM in the US, providing insights and analysis on what is happening in Europe and also a European take on what is happening in the US.
Previously she was ITV News’ Economics Editor where she led ITV’s economics coverage. She has given Keynote speeches at TED, The World Economic Forum and Google Zeitgeist sharing platforms with President Bill Clinton, James Wolfensohn and David Beckham amongst others. Noreena’s thinking was the inspiration for Product (RED), which has raised hundreds of millions of dollars for the fight against HIV/AIDS in Africa. Most recently she has been exploring the world of today’s teenagers, who she has coined ”Generation K”, with articles published in the UK, US, Europe and China. 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.
Her thoughtfully tailored keynote speeches combine a deep analytical understanding of global trends, threats and opportunities with practical solutions for how to make smarter decisions in a complex world. Noreena leaves her audience with a clearer vision for the future, arming them with better strategies that can prepare an organisation for the future, and also inspiring them.
In February 2022 the Swedish edition of Noreena Hertz international bestseller THE LONELY CENTURY (Ensamhetens århundrade – så återtar vi känslan av att höra ihop i en splittrad värld) was launched.
From renting a friend to paying for cuddles, from isolated remote workers to populist rallies and robot carers, the book explores our fundamental need for connection and community and the risk to our health, happiness and democracy if we do not find ways to come together and reconnect. Of course, the pandemic has made this even more timely. Never has loneliness been more pervasive or more widespread, and never has there been more that we can do about it.