Noreena Hertz is the Duisenberg Professor of Globalization, Sustainability and Finance based at Duisenberg School of Finance, RSM, Erasmus University and University of Cambridge. She is also a fellow of University College London. She has a PhD from the University of Cambridge, an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a BA from University College London.
Her unique, integrated approach to economics combines traditional economic analysis with foreign policy trends, psychology, behavioural economics, anthropology, history and sociology. Her books include the The Silent Takeover and IOU: The Debt Threat.
Noreena 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, CEOs, NGOs and politicians, as well as start-up companies, 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.
She has spoken alongside such luminaries as Bill Clinton, James Wolfensohn, Hernando de Soto and Jeffrey Sachs at corporate and international events.