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Boardroom Adviser

Nouriel Roubini

Professor of Economics and International Business New York University Stern School of Business

  • Key economic challenges
  • Risks in the global economy and financial markets
  • Planning for Brexit, trade tensions and currency manipulation
  • Impact of globalisation, trade and technology
  • Financial technologies, blockchain, cryptocurrencies and AI

"Professor Nouriel Roubini is one of the world’s most prominent global economists. He was the only economist who recognised the calamitous effect of poor lending practices and the first economist to predict the 2007 global financial crisis. Roubini’s opinion is sought after by business, industry and political leaders needing to navigate and plan around current and future economic policy. The IMF, the World Bank and numerous other prominent public and private institutions all draw upon his advice and expertise. He is a regular speaker at the World Economic Forum in Davos and the Global Citizen’s Forum.

Roubini has extensive policy experience as well as broad academic credentials. He is Chairman of Roubini Macro Associates, a global macroeconomic consultancy firm in New York. He was Co-Founder and Chairman of Roubini Global Economics from 2005-16; the website was named one of the best economics web resources by BusinessWeek, Forbes, the Wall Street Journal and the Economist. Previously, from 1998-2000, he served as the Senior Economist for International Affairs on the White House Council of Economic Advisors and then as Senior Advisor to the Undersecretary for International Affairs at the U.S. Treasury Department, helping to resolve the Asian and global financial crises, among other issues.

Roubini has expert knowledge and insight into policies that might disrupt supply chains, upset currency valuations and restrict trade and foreign direct investment. With future growth ambitions tied to the U.S., Europe, China and the developing markets, Roubini’s insights on what we need to look out for are invaluable. A progressive and revolutionary thinker, Roubini is also a rare authority on financial innovations. Vociferous about blockchain, the technology behind cryptocurrencies, he describes it as “one of the most overhyped technologies ever”."

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