Associate Director, Centre for International Business and Management, Judge Business School
University of Cambridge
Noreena Hertz is a leading thinker and academic. In her best-selling book, “The Silent Takeover”, she predicted that unregulated markets and massive financial institutions would have serious global consequences while her 2005 best-seller, “IOU: The Debt Threat”, predicted the 2008 financial crisis. Hertz played an influential role in the development of (RED), an innovative commercial model to raise money for people with AIDS in Africa, having inspired Bono, co-founder of the project, with her writings. She advises major multinational corporations, start-up companies, chief executive officers, NGOs and politicians, and sits on various corporate and charitable boards. Her op-ed pieces have been published in newspapers such as The Washington Post and The Financial Times and she is regularly featured in leading print and television media in Europe, the United States, Asia and Latin America. Hertz is a sought after speaker and has spoken alongside such luminaries as Bill Clinton, James Wolfensohn, Hernando de Soto and Jeffrey Sachs. Hertz is Professor of Globalization in the Duisenberg School of Finance and the University of Cambridge. She has a PhD from the University of Cambridge, an MBA from the Wharton School and a BA from University College London.