Pippa Malmgren keynote speaker
Pippa Malmgren keynote speaker

Pippa Malmgren

Expert on global trends

Speaker Themes

  • Global economic trends
  • Geopolitical risk
  • Technological innovation
  • Technology and growth
  • Leadership
  • The future of cities
  • Women in the workplace

Travels from

Washington, D.C., USA


Dr Pippa Malmgren is a digital diviner: she uses years of experience at the highest levels of geopolitics and industry to identify the trends that others might miss in a turbulent landscape.

Pippa weaves threads from economics, politics, tech, markets and strategy to show new solutions to long-entrenched problems, and spark new ideas for an emerging future. She is a speaker who can make the world economy exciting, weaving signals together to paint a compelling landscape that gives audiences confidence to navigate turbulence and opportunity.

Touching on everything from finance to defence to digital trends, food, energy, fashion or space, she’s an optimistic realist who leaves audiences, regardless of their specific sectors, excited and empowered.

Pippa’s personal experience as the daughter of Harald Malmgren, aide to John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson, Richard Nixon, and Gerald Ford, set the stage for her to take on global issues with a natural curiosity, leading her to some of the highest offices in the world. Her path to the White House was complete when Dr Malmgren served President George W. Bush as Special Assistant to the President and on the Economic Council, advising on the Enron scandal and terrorism risks to the economy post-9/11.

Pippa was until 2019, a Non-Executive Board Member of the Department of International Trade in the UK, and has served in the British Ministry of Defence Working Group on Global Strategic Trends and briefed Britain’s top Generals at Sandhurst.

She is the founder of DRPM Group, which advises global institutional investors on investment trends. This draws on her own experience as an economist, having previously served as Deputy Head of Global Strategy at UBS. As an entrepreneur, she is a Senior Advisor to The Monaco Foundry, a start-up incubator for impact-led founders, and a Special Advisor to Avonhurst, a legal and consulting firm in the UK specialising in deals, policy and capital raising.

Always seeking stimulating ways to apply her expertise, she co-founded an industrial drone manufacturing firm which won the Cog X Award for Autonomy, the 2020 National Technology Award and Power Product of the Year 2020.

Cognizant of the ever-increasing importance of socio-environmental responsibility, Pippa is on the board of the Premios Verdes, the ‘Green Oscars’ which recognizes companies and institutions using tech for environmental good.

As the award-winning author of four books, she is well-placed to synthesise complex concepts into ideas that an audience will want to take away.

Pippa is a regular guest anchor on CNBC and a regular commentator on the BBC including on The Today Program, Newsnight, Hard Talk. In 2015 she took part in the Intelligence Squared debate, titled The Robots are Coming and They Will Steal Our Livelihoods, in which she emerged victorious in a debate on how robots and AI will affect the workforce in the future.

She has been the keynote speaker for companies including Google, American Express, Ernst and Young, Barclays and HSBC, as well as giving the Commencement Address at the London School of Economics graduation ceremonies in 2013 and 2016.

For more information on Pippa Malmgren’s speaking topics, availability and fees, contact leo@vbqspeakers.com.


Pippa has built a reputation for outstanding analysis of global trends and an ability to predict events that have caught businesses and policy-makers off-guard.

Her specialist topics for speaking engagements include geopolitical risks, the global economy, leadership through disruption, and tech innovation & trends.

Pippa Malmgren is a speaker for audiences who want to know how the world is changing, and how they can get ahead of the game. Pippa leaves audiences energised, empowered and excited to seek out the next big opportunity that they might have overlooked before.

Her keynote speeches are infused with her signature combination of expertise and charisma, providing valuable insights, practical solutions and cautious optimism for the future.


“Five spontaneous applauses and a standing ovation” – Barron’s

“…voted the best/favourite” – Institutional Investor

“…inundated with enthusiastic feedback” – The Economist

“Showstopper status: charisma, intelligence and chutzpah” “ability to captivate a room is uncanny.” – GAIM

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