Loretta Napoleoni is a highly regarded economist, journalist, and author who specializes in economics, terrorism, and money laundering. She is a frequent commentator on CNN, Sky, and the BBC, and advises several governments and international organizations on counter-terrorism and money laundering.
Why you should book Loretta Napoleoni for your next event
- Expertise and Experience: With years of experience working in the fields of economics, terrorism, and money laundering, Loretta Napoleoni brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to any event. As a regular media commentator and advisor to several governments and international organizations, she has a deep understanding of global economic and political issues and can provide unique insights into these topics.
- Engaging and Thought-Provoking Speaker: Loretta Napoleoni is known for her engaging and thought-provoking speaking style. She has a talent for presenting complex ideas in a clear and accessible manner, making her presentations both informative and enjoyable. Her talks are known to challenge conventional thinking and encourage lively discussion.
- Versatile and Customizable Content: Whether you’re looking for a keynote speaker for a large conference or a more intimate workshop or seminar, Loretta Napoleoni can tailor her content to suit your needs. She has a broad range of expertise and can provide insights on a variety of topics related to economics, terrorism, and money laundering. Additionally, she is happy to work with clients to create custom presentations or workshops based on specific themes or areas of interest.
Loretta Napoleoni is the bestselling author of Maonomics, Rogue Economics, Terror Incorporated and Insurgent Iraq. She is an expert on terrorist financing and money laundering, and advises several governments and international organizations on counter-terrorism and money laundering. As Chairman of the countering terrorism financing group for the Club de Madrid, Napoleoni brought heads of state from around the world together to create a new strategy for combating the financing of terror networks.
Napoleoni is a regular media commentator for CNN, Sky and the BBC. She is among the few economists who predicted the credit crunch and the recession, and advises several banks on strategies to counter the current ongoing crisis. She lectures regularly around the world on economics, terrorism and money laundering.
Loretta is also a columnist and writes about terrorism, money laundering and the economy for several European financial papers including El Pais, The Guardian and Le Monde. In the 1990s she was among the first journalists to interview the Red Brigades, the Italian Marxist armed group. She subsequently spent three years interviewing members of other terrorist organizations. In 2003 she interviewed followers of al Zarqawi in both Europe and in the Middle East.
Born and raised in Rome, in the mid 1970s she became an active member of the feminist movement and a political activist. She was a Fulbright scholar at Johns Hopkins University’s Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies in Washington DC and a Rotary Scholar at the London School of Economics. She has a Masters of Philosophy in international relations and one in terrorism at the London School of Economics.
She began her career as an economist, working for several banks and international organizations in Europe and the US. In the early 1980s she spent 2 years in Budapest at the National Bank of Hungary working on a project for the convertibility of the florin that ten years later became the blueprint for the convertibility of the rouble. In he 1980s she worked for a UK registered Russian Bank, Moscow Narodny Bank, which acted as the foreign branch of the Bank of Foreign Trade. This position afforded her a unique insight into the Soviet economy. In 1992 she produced the final documentation for the structure of the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, IBRD. She teaches a course at Judge Business Schools, Cambridge.
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