Speakers of the 9th edition (2024)

Dr. Pippa Malmgren

Economist, Award Winning Author and Former National Economic Advisor to US President George W. Bush

Dr. Pippa Malmgren

Before launching her London-based asset management firm, Dr Philippa Malmgren was Deputy Head of Global Strategy at UBS. Her chief role is to help fund managers better understand how politics, policy and geopolitics will impact on the financial markets. Her remit also extends to key business issues of technology, AI and disruption, leadership and strategy.

Alongside advising global investors on key trends, Pippa is also the co-founder of AI drone and robotics company H Robotics. She has served as a market advisor in the White House and sat on George W Bush’s National Economic Council - and before that taught at a Beijing university.

In presentations Pippa offers a global overview, from the implications of commodity prices in emerging markets to the key economic challenges for governments on both sides of the Atlantic. However, Pippa also looks beyond the economic towards social and political events from civil conflict and inequality to natural resources, technology, urbanisation and foreign policy. The author of Signals: How Everyday Signs Can Help Us Navigate the World's Turbulent Economy looks at the commonplace signs of economic trends and what they really mean. She also considers how leaders can best deal with the changes and uncertainty ahead. In a world where conventional power structures and expectations have been subverted, she considers how leaders build trust, develop strategies and create a new concept of leadership. It’s an idea she’s examined in her book, The Leadership Lab: Understanding Leadership in the 21st Century, which was named Business Book of the Year.

Whilst chairing and advising companies both in the UK and US, Pippa is a Non-Executive Board Member of the Department of International Trade in the UK, serves on the Ministry of Defence’s Working Group on Global Strategic Trends, and regularly features in lists of most influential economic figures in the world. She's also a partner and senior advisor at a startup incubator and Chair of the British Standards Institute. She’s a frequent guest on the Today programme and Newsnight, and regularly presents CNBC’s Squawk Box. She also has a column in Investment Week and has written for both International Fund Investment and Institutional Investor magazines.


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