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Noreena Hertz - Keynote Speaker

Book Noreena Hertz as a keynote speaker with VBQ Speakers. Noreena Hertz is a renowned thought leader with an impressive track record in predicting global trends. Her best-selling books, The Silent Takeover; IOU: The Debt Threat; and Eyes Wide Open, are published in 2 countries.


noreena hertz

Renowned Thought Leader with an Impressive Track Record in Predicting Global Trends

Speaker Themes

  • The age of Radical Uncertainty: Winning in an Age of Technological, Geopolitical, Economic and Demographic Disruption

  • The Robots are Coming: Thriving in an age of Digital Disruption, Artificial Intelligence, and Cyber Hacking

  • The Five Forces Transforming Our World: What will the world look like in the next two to three years?

  • From Brexit to Trump: Managing the new geopolitical and economic landscape

  • How to Make Smart Decisions in a Complex World

  • Generation K: How to engage the next generation of consumers and employees

Travels From

London, UK



Noreena Hertz is a renowned thought leader with an impressive track record in predicting global trends. Her best-selling books, The Silent Takeover; IOU: The Debt Threat; and Eyes Wide Open, are published in 22 countries.

She currently advises a select group of the world's leading business and political figures on strategy, economic and geo-political risk, digital transformation, Generation K and millennials. She sits on the board of Warner Music Group.

The Observer has named her as "one of the world's leading thinkers", and Vogue has named her "one of the world’s most inspiring women". Her thinking served as the inspiration for Bono's Product (Red). She has featured as the Cover Story of Newsweek .

Noreena graduated from university when she was 19 years old. Within four years 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, Noreena was working with the governments of Israel, Egypt, Palestine and Jordan on the role economics could play in the Middle East peace process

A regular commentator in print in the US and Europe, Noreena's opinion pieces have appeared in publications including The New York Times, The Guardian, The Financial Times, and the Wall Street Journal. She has made multiple television appearances on both sides of the Atlantic, including on flagship shows such as BBC's Question Time, PBS's Charlie Rose and CBS' This Morning.


Noreena's impressive range of expertise - from economics and geopolitics to technology and consumer trends - makes her a highly sought-after keynote speaker and event chair.

She has given keynote speeches at TED, The World Economic Forum in Davos 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 amongst others.

In August 2017, Noreena launched her own show MegaHertz: London Calling on Sirius XM, the United States' biggest radio network with 64 million listeners. The show provides insights and analysis on what is happening in Europe, and also a European take on what is happening in the US. She is the first and only non-US voice on the entire Sirius network. Previously she was ITV News' Economics Editor, where she led ITV’s economics coverage through a fascinating, fast-paced period that included the Brexit Referendum, its aftermath, the invoking of Article 50 and the 2017 General Election. 

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.


It's crucial for businesses to understand the teenage market. Noreena explains what makes "Generation K" (born 1995-2000) tick. 

"How to use experts - and when not to"
Noreena argues that it's time to start democratising expertise.

Our brains are not the rational objective things we might want them to be because our analysis is affected by our own experiences and thinking patterns. What, then, is the key to making smart decisions?

Speaking showreel.

Testimonials - CFO Agenda event

"Words can't express how thankful I am for your valuable contribution in participating at the CFO Agenda! You are the true hero of the event and I seriously couldn't have done it without you. We are proud of the positive feedback we are receiving and delighted that this event improves ... words truly can't express how appreciative I am

"We received loads of great feedback from our delegates for Noreena Hertz's session on seeing risk through an opportunistic lens" 

"It was worth coming to the CFO Agenda just to hear Noreena Hertz speak!" 

"Great presentation!" 

"A fascinating keynote by Noreena Hertz at the CFO Agenda highlighting the increasing risk in our business environments" 

"Noreena Hertz's session was great. I really enjoyed hearing her speak. "

"I very much enjoyed your speech today, which was the highlight of the CFO conference. Really inspirational." - Dirk Kahal, CFO Lidl

“I thought your talk was very insightful, in particular with regard to generation K … You gave everyone a lot of food for thought and my own colleagues (who are a tough bunch to please) thought your session really stood out.”