Pippa Malmgren

Economist - 11.2

The Hon. Dr Malmgren is an economist who makes sense of the world economy by writing books, founding tech businesses, advising policymakers around the world, and through public speaking and teaching. She is a Senior Advisor to The Monaco Foundry, a start-up incubator for impact-led founders, and to 11.2 a US Venture Builder, and a Special Advisor to Avonhurst, a legal and consulting firm in the UK specializing in deals, policy, and capital raising. She is also on the Board of Premios Verdes which holds the “Green Oscars” each year. She writes a column about the world economy on Substack. She previously co-founded a drone manufacturing firm that won the Cog X Award for Autonomy, the 2020 National Technology Award, and Power Product of the Year 2020.

She served President George W. Bush in the White House as Special Assistant to the President and on The National Economic Council. She was responsible for financial market issues and handled Enron and Sarbanes Oxley. She served on the President’s Working Group on Corporate Governance and The President’s Working Group on Financial Markets. After 9/11 she was also responsible for assessing Terrorism Risks to the Economy and technology as a source of geopolitical competitiveness. Before joining the White House, she ran the Bankers Trust Asset Management business in Asia and was then appointed as the Global Chief Currency Strategist. She was then named the Deputy Head of Global Strategy at UBS.

Her most recent bestseller, The Infinite Leader, won the International Press Award for the Best Book on Leadership for 2021. Her previous book, The Leadership Lab, was named Business Book of the Year and Best Book on Leadership in 2019 and won the International Press Award 2020 and the NYC Library Big Apple Award. She is also the author of Geopolitics for Investors (2015) and Signals: How Everyday Signs Help Us Navigate the World’s Turbulent Economy a crowd-funded Amazon best-seller (2016). She serves as a judge on The Queen’s Enterprise Business Awards and was a member of the Board of Directors for The Department for International Trade in the UK from 2017 to 2019. She is a Senior Associate Fellow of RUSI and an advisor to the BSA Huxley Summit.

She has a BA from Mount Vernon College and an M.Sc. and PhD from LSE. She completed the Harvard Program on National Security. She lectures at Sandhurst and the Duke Fuqua Global Executive MBA Program.

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