Noreena Hertz keynote speaker
Noreena Hertz keynote speaker

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


Named by The Observer as “one of the world’s leading thinkers” and by Vogue as “one of the world’s most inspiring women,” economist Noreena Hertz is a bestselling author, broadcaster and keynote speaker. Her best-selling books, The Silent Takeover; IOU: The Debt Threat; and Eyes Wide Open, are published in 22 countries.

Noreena Hertz’s latest book, The Lonely Century: coming together in a world that’s pulling apart (2020), reveals how loneliness became the defining condition of the twenty-first century, how the pandemic accelerated the problem, and the opportunity we now have to reverse these trends and rebuild the world with community, connection and care at its heart.

As a speaker, Noreena Hertz has advised some of the world’s leading business and political figures on strategy, economic and geo-political risk, digital transformation, Generation K and millennials.

Noreena Hertz 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.

As well as a sought-after keynote speaker, Noreena Hertz is also 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 has a PhD from Cambridge University and an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. She is also a Visiting Professor at University College London.

To book Noreena Hertz as your keynote speaker, contact VBQ Speakers founding agent Leo von Bülow-Quirk on or 0044 7833 727090.


Hertz’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.

Throughout her speaking career, Noreena Hertz 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, Hertz 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.

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.” 

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