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Ian Goldin - Keynote Speaker

Book Ian Goldin as a keynote speaker. Ian Goldin was the founding Director of the Oxford Martin School from September 2006 to September 2016. He is currently Oxford University Professor of Globalisation and Development and the Director of the Oxford Martin Programme on Technological and Economic Change. He is a Senior Fellow at the Oxford Martin School and a Professorial Fellow at the University’s Balliol College.

 

ian goldin

professor of globalisation and development, oxford university


SPEAKING THEMES

  • The mega-trends - from economics and politics, to demographics, technology and climate change - driving global development

  • The New Renaissance

  • Global Governance

  • The Future Of Finance

  • Inequality

  • The Information Age

  • The Age Of Disruption

  • Global Economic Growth


TRAVELS FROM
Oxford, UK

 
 


BIOGRAPHY

Ian Goldin was the founding Director of the Oxford Martin School from September 2006 to September 2016. He is currently Oxford University Professor of Globalisation and Development and the Director of the Oxford Martin Programme on Technological and Economic Change. He is a Senior Fellow at the Oxford Martin School and a Professorial Fellow at the University’s Balliol College.

During his decade as Director, the School established 45 programmes of research, bringing together more than 500 academics from across Oxford, from over 100 disciplines, and became the world’s leading centre for interdisciplinary research into critical global challenges.

Ian initiated and was Vice-Chair of the Oxford Martin Commission for Future Generations, which brought together 19 international leaders from government, business, academia, media and civil society to address the growing short-term preoccupations of modern politics and business, and identify ways of overcoming today’s gridlock in key international negotiations. The Commission’s report, Now for the Long Term, was published in October 2013.

From 2003 to 2006 he was Vice President of the World Bank, and prior to that the Bank’s Director of Development Policy (2001-2003). He served on the Bank’s senior management team and led the Bank’s collaboration with the United Nations and other partners as well as with key countries. As Director of Development Policy, he played a pivotal role in the research and strategy agenda of the Bank.

From 1996 to 2001 he was Chief Executive and Managing Director of the Development Bank of Southern Africa and served as an advisor to President Nelson Mandela. He succeeded in transforming the Bank to become the leading agent of development in the 14 countries of Southern Africa. During this period, Ian served on several Government committees and Boards, and was Finance Director for South Africa’s Olympic Bid.

Previously, Ian was Principal Economist at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) in London, and Program Director at the OECD Development Centre in Paris, where he directed the Programs on Trade, Environment and Sustainable Development.


IAN'S TALKS

Ian Goldin has developed a reputation amongst policy-makers, business leaders and academics as one of the foremost experts on globalisation and the mega-trends reshaping the world.

From economics, politics and demographics to technology and environmental change, he helps audiences understand the risks and opportunities that the future holds.

VIDEOS

Ian argues that we are living through a new Renaissance. As well as the huge opportunities, there will also be challenges. How can we make sure we make the most of this time for future generations? (Zeitgeist 2017).


Our Age Of Discovery - there's never been a better day than today (2017)