Noreena Hertz, Prof

Noreena Hertz, Prof.

ITV News Economics Editor, Author, Academic

why book noreena?

  • Described as “one of the world’s leading young thinkers” by the Observer and featured on the cover of Newsweek, Noreena’s visionary ideas inspired Bono’s Project (RED)
  • Noreena is a Board Member of Warner Music Group, an Advisory Board member of RWE AG, and serves on various charitable boards, showcasing her influence in diverse sectors
  • Her books, including “The Silent Takeover,” “IOU: The Debt Threat,” and “Eyes Wide Open,” published in 22 countries, delve into global economic issues and have earned international acclaim
Noreena Hertz, Prof


Noreena graduated from university at the age of 19. By 23, 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, Hertz was working with the governments of Israel, Egypt, Palestine and Jordan on the role economics could play in The Middle East Peace Process.

Described by the Observer as “one of the world’s leading young thinkers”, by 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”. Her thinking served as the inspiration for Bono’s Project (RED).  She is a Board Member of Warner Music Group, on the Advisory Board RWE AG and sits on various charitable boards.

Noreena’s best-selling books, The Silent Takeover, IOU: The Debt Threat and Eyes Wide Open, are published in 22 countries. She is regularly sought after as a Keynote Speaker and has given Keynote Speeches at TEDThe 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.

She holds a Visiting Professorship at University College London and has an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a PhD from the University of Cambridge.

Noreena Hertz, Prof

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 PostThe New York TimesThe Daily TelegraphEl 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 London, Wired, and Nature.


The Age Of Radical Uncertainty: Global Trends & Challenges & How To Manage Them

n this Keynote Speech Noreena Hertz lays out what she sees as the key Global Trends of our times, identifies the challenges this means we face, and provides a series of insightful and counterintuitive steps we need to take if we are to successfully manage them.

How To Make Smart Decisions In A Complex World

Here Noreena Hertz lays out concrete and counterintuitive steps we all can take to become much smarter and wiser decision makers ourselves. Steps that include hiring a Challenger-in-Chief, becoming a Digitally-Attune Information-Hunter-Gatherer, encouraging Dissent and Difference and Tapping into your Organisation’s Wisdom Within.

Truer Faster: To Succeed In The Super-Transparent World Of Twitter, Facebook And Wikileaks

This Keynote Speech reveals how successful corporations use the 3Cs to their advantage and lays out how new technologies can be deployed to deliver a competitive advantage. She also challenges her audience to think anew about what they can do differently, who they should join forces with, and how they can become truer, faster themselves so as to succeed in this super-transparent new world.

Doing Business In The Post Financial Crisis Era: How To Front Run Regulation And Gain A Competitive Advantage

Noreena Hertz identifies the key socio-political forces that every business leader needs to monitor in order to be able to triumph in this new post financial crisis environment, as well as the concrete steps to take so as to be able to front run regulation and gain competitive advantage.

Generation K: What You Need To Know About Today’s Teenagers, Tomorrow’s Consumers And How To Engage Them And Future-Proof Your Business

Based on her cutting edge proprietary research on this demographic Noreena Hertz shares in this Keynote Speech who this generation are, what they care about, how they behave, what they want, how they consume. Shaped not only be technology but also the worst recession in decades and also a world of heightened geopolitical threat, this generation is manifestly different to previous generations. Whether you are an employer, marketer or politician if you want to future proof your organisation, it’s essential you get to grips with Generation K.  They are the future employees and as consumers are worth €150billion in Europe. This talk is most popular at Marketing/HR and Sales events

Noreena Hertz, Prof.





“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.”

RBS, London


“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.”

GS1, 40th Anniversary Event, Los Angeles


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

WIRED 2011 Conference


“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.”

McDonalds Europe, Brussels


“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.”

Green Spring Festival (Neprom), Rotterdam


“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.”

The Big Lottery Fund


“A great keynote by Noreena Hertz at MBX. Decision-making in the age of uncertainty. Gen K, a smart relevant demographic.”

Oracle MBX 


“Blessed to have spent the day listening to inspiration from Noreena Hertz. If only everyday.”

Weber Shandwick


“On behalf of all at UCL, thank you so much for your expert hosting of our Campaign launch event. It really could not have been done better, and we were all overwhelmed by how brilliant you were. Not only keeping to time and keeping the debate on track and balanced between the panellists, but also interpreting quite a broad range of questions so that they were actually answerable. I hope you enjoyed it – you were exactly what the event needed. We have already had a lot of very positive feedback and there is no doubt that it was a great success.”



“We are still absolutely buzzing from last night’s event and how brilliant you were – it was such a tough job, especially with the rather eclectic array of questions that came through! You gave a real master class in how to turn slightly random burbling into questions that enabled the panel to give really good answers. It couldn’t have been any better and everyone is genuinely talking about how lucky we were to have you as the host. It was just so slick and professional and brilliant!”


“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. “


“Your speech at MBX was the highlight of the day. A superb assessment of world economics.”

Oracle MBX


“Great talk by Noreena Hertz on the world economy. Well worth the trip just for this.”