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Ian Goldin

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Former Vice President and Director of Policy at the World Bank and a worldwide appreciated economist and author

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Keynote speaker Ian Goldin is a worldwide appreciated economist and author. The former Vice President and Director of Policy at the World Bank delivers keynotes on economic issues, globalization, future trends and a variety of other topics. He is a highly sought after speaker who takes his audiences on interesting journeys of facts, ideas and potential future scenarios.

Ian Goldin is Professor of Globalisation and Development at Oxford University, Director of the Oxford Martin School and Professorial Fellow at the University’s Balliol College.  The Oxford Martin School is the world’s leading interdisciplinary centre for deep research on a wide range of critical challenges, including finance, energy and environment, demography and health.

Ian Goldin previously was Vice President and Director of Policy at the World Bank. From 1995 to 2001 Ian was Chief Executive of the Development Bank of Southern Africa and Economic Advisor to President Mandela.  Before that he was Principal Economist at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and Director  of Trade, Environment and Sustainable Development at the OECD Development Centre in Paris.

With his two recent books Age of Discovery: Navigating the Risks and Rewards of Our New Renaissance and The Pursuit of Development: Economic Growth, Social Change, and Ideas, Ian Goldin proofed once more how his thoughts and ideas can shape the way we understand technological and economical developments of the future that are about to come.

Ian has a BSc and BA (Hons) degree from the University of Cape Town, a MSc from the London School of Economics, an AMP from INSEAD and a MA and DPhil from the University of Oxford. He has been knighted (Chevalier) by France, nominated by the World Economic Forum as a Global Leader for Tomorrow and published fourteen books, including his two most recent Globalization for Development: Meeting New Challenges (Oxford University Press) and Exceptional People: How Migration Shaped Our World and Will Define Our Future (Princeton University Press) and his best selling The Economics of Sustainable Development (Cambridge University Press).

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    Speaker Ian Goldin Keynote Topics

    • Global Economy
    • Finance and Risk
    • Systemic Risk
    • Globalization
    • Future Challenges
    • The World in 2020
    • Employment and Migration
    • Demographic and Social Change
    • Technological and Social Change
    • Global Governance

     

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Ian´s presentation was highly impactful and helped the audience better understand the global trends

Chris Thompson

Asociacion Mexicana de industrias de Investigacion Farmaceutica

Ian is an outstanding speaker; he gave a very powerful presentation which was extremely well received by our delegates. It was thought-provoking and challenging and delivered real impact which helped make our event a resounding success.

Lisa Benbow

Carillion plc
10.09.2014

Interview with Ian Goldin

What types of lessons and knowledge did you gain from your time as vice president of the world bank?
I gained deep insights into the key drivers of economic growth, was involved in the management of economic crises, and worked with leaders in finance around the world, including in all the key countries of Asia, Latin America and Asia in addressing key economic questions.

What are some of the most popular keynote topics you present?
Global Economic Prospects; Future Economic, Demographic and Technological Change; Lessons from the Financial Crisis; Globalization; Technological Change; Corporate Governance; Managing Complexity; Migration; Regional Prospects – Asia, Africa and Latin America.

What types of events have you spoken at in the past?
Davos, Microsoft CEO Summit, Clinton Global Initiative, UN General Assembly, Keynotes at over 200 corporate and industry events; Board and Management Strategy Retreats; Summer Festivals.

How much does globalization factor into your topics?
I see globalisation as a key driver of many opportunities and risks. It shapes politics, society and technology.

What types of projects are you currently working on?

  • I have recently submitted two books, The Butterfly Defect: Globalization and Systemic Risk (Princeton University Press) and Is the Planet Full? (Oxford University Press)
  • I am currently completing The New Renaissance: Understanding our opportunities and risks.
  • I have recently led a major Report which focuses on encouraging longer term thinking in business and aims to overcome the current gridlock in national and global politics in dealing with the key challenges facing humanity.
  • I am Director of the Oxford Martin School which is a faculty of over 350 leading researchers at the University of Oxford working on the frontiers of medicine, science, demographics, economics and other areas. This gives me a unique insight into developments that will shape the world and determine the future factors shaping business and individuals.
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"Ian is an outstanding speaker; he gave a very powerful presentation which was extremely well received by our delegates. It was thought-provoking and challenging and delivered real impact which helped make our event a resounding success."

Lisa Benbow - Carillion plc See all references

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