Ian Goldin

Former Vice President and Head of Policy, World Bank and former policy advisor to Nelson Mandela

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Travels From: Oxford, UK

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    Ian Goldin

    Former Vice President and Head of Policy, World Bank and former policy advisor to Nelson Mandela

    Speaker Fee Range: Please inquire for fees

    Travels From: Oxford, UK

    Ian Goldin is available for virtual keynotes and webinars. Please complete the form or contact one of our agents to inquire about the fees for virtual engagements. Please note: the fee range listed above is for in-person engagements.

    Ian Goldin Speaker Biography

    Speaker Ian Goldin is the world’s leading expert on the systemic risks created by globalisation. He currently holds the position of Professor of Globalisation and Development at Oxford University, the Director of the Oxford Martin Programme on Technological and Economic Change and the founding Director of the Oxford Martin School.

    Goldin previously was World Bank Vice President and the Group’s Director of Policy, after serving as Chief Executive of the Development Bank of Southern Africa and Economic Advisor to President Nelson Mandela. Goldin has served as Principal Economist at the EBRD and Director of Programmes at the OECD Development Centre.

    Goldin has a BA (Hons) and BSc from the University of Cape Town, an MSc from the London School of Economics, and a MA and DPhil from the University of Oxford. Ian Goldin has been knighted by the French Government and has published 21 books, including Age of Discovery: Navigating the Storms of Our Second Renaissance; Development: A Very Short Introduction; The Butterfly Defect: How Globalisation Creates Systemic Risks and What to Do; Divided Nations: Why Global Governance is Failing and What Can Be Done; Exceptional People: How Migration Shaped our World and Will Define our Future; and, Is the Planet Full? He is the lead author of the Oxford Martin School Citi Report Migration and The Economy. He is the author and presenter of the 2018 BBC Series After the Crash and the 2019 BBC Series: The Impact of Artificial Intelligence.

    Ian Goldin has been a non-executive Director on numerous boards, including CDC Plc, Implenia AG, Metropolitan, Old Mutual and Skandia, chairing and serving on a wide variety of Board Committees. He is an Honorary Trustee of Comic Relief and the Chair of the Econ initiative to modernise the teaching of economics.

    Goldin lectures at Oxford, Harvard, Tsinghua and other top Universities and provides advisory and consultancy services to a wide range of governments and leading global companies. In addition to be a highly acclaimed speaker, Ian Goldin leads strategy discussions at the Boards of leading global companies and facilitates major conferences. His recent speaking engagements include the opening keynote at Google Zeitgeist, at the Microsoft CEO forum, at TED, and for the past 21 years has provided keynotes at the WEF Davos meetings.

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    Ian Goldin Keynote Topics

    The COVID-19 pandemic has brought our globalized world to a grinding halt. Borders have closed, supply chains have vanished into thin air, and the future of multilateral institutions like the WHO, and supranational organizations like the European Union, seem to hang in the balance. Supporters of globalization believe that the solutions to the pandemic - whether they be economic, public health or foreign aid - lie not in deglobalization but in fostering a more interconnected and inclusive world. Only through increased global cooperation can we overcome the daunting challenges that lie ahead. Critics of globalization say that the pandemic has exposed the shaky foundations of our hyperconnected world. They argue that that the system that failed to deliver critical health supplies in the crunch, is also a system that benefits the 1% and multinationals at the expense of economic equality, the environment, and democratic institutions.

    Ian Goldin has a unique insight into the future. Drawing on the frontiers of research at Oxford and elsewhere, he provides illuminating perspectives on the major changes in society and technology which are likely to take place over coming decades. His presentations focus on the big picture, looking at the implications for businesses, governments and individual choice.

    Ian Goldin Speaking Videos

    Ian Goldin - A Brief History of Industrial Revolutions
    Ian Goldin - Development: A Very Short Introduction