Philippa Malmgren



Philippa Malmgren speaker, economics, geopolitics, conferencias

A "wholistic" view of the world economy. Philippa Malmgren helps corporate audiences better understand how politics, policy, tech and geopolitics will impact the financial markets. Named a Global Leader for Tomorrow by the World Economic Forum in Davos in 2000, she also speaks about the changing global economic and political landscape.


Dr. Philippa  Malmgren brings simple sensemaking to the complexities of the world economy, geopolitics and technology. She’s advised Presidents and Prime Ministers, co-founded an award-winning tech firm, worked in finance and asset management and served as a judge in The Queen’s Enterprise Awards competition and as a regulator of technology standards.

She has lectured at Sandhurst, Duke Fuqua GEMBA, INSEAD, UT Austin and Tsinghua University in Beijing.


She is a regular commentator and guest anchor on CNBC, BBC, Bloomberg and Sky News.


Dr. Malmgren is an economist who makes sense of the world economy by writing books, by founding tech businesses, by advising leaders around the world and by public speaking. She is the founder and CEO of, a Wisdom Exchange, Senior Partner to The Monaco Foundry, a startup incubator, and a Special Advisor to Avonhurst, a legal and consulting firm in the UK specializing in deals, policy and capital raising. She is a Senior Associate Fellow of RUSI and an advisor to the BSA Huxley Summit.

Also, she is the Chairman of Datifly, a firm that advises on the use of drones by industry and previously co-founded a drone manufacturing firm which won the Cog X Award for Autonomy and  the 2020 National Technology Award.

Previously, she served President George W. Bush in the White House as Special Assistant to the President and on The National Economic Council when Enron and 911 happened. She served on the President’s Working Group on Corporate Governance and The President’s Working Group on Financial Markets.


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.


In addition, she is bestselling author of «The Infinite Leader: Balancing the demands of modern business leadership», «The Leadership Lab: Understanding leadership in the 21st century», «Signals: How Everyday Signs Help us Navigate the World’s Turbulent Economy», among others. The Leadership Lab was named Business Book of the Year and received the International Press Award “Best Book on Leadership” 2021 by The Infinite Leader.


Philippa Malmgren was mamed Top 100 Women in Tech by We Are Tech Women and AccelerateHer and Entrepreneur of the Year by Ernst & Young.


Pippa has built a reputation for outstanding analysis of global trends and an ability to predict events that have caught businesses and policy-makers off-guard. Bringing together insights from economics and geopolitics to technology and culture, she helps businesses understand how the world is changing, and how it will affect their industry. Pippa takes a “holistic” approach and weaves together politics, policy, geopolitics, tech and markets.

The Quantum Superfast Recovery – How to Not Miss It.

Conscious Capitalism & Digital Divining.

Globalization, Glocalization and the New Geopolitics.

Surveillance Capitalism & Digital Twins.

Morphing Money: Sovereign Digital, Crypto, CryptoPunks, NFTs, DeFi and Blockchain.

The Infinite Leader: Balancing the Demands of Modern Business Leadership.

Bestselling and award-winning author duo Chris Lewis and Pippa Malmgren are calling it out. In The Infinite Leader, they argue that the spectacular leadership failures that we have witnessed in recent history, stretching across business, community life and politics, can be explained by a lack of balance.

Having spent centuries perfecting processes and systems to maximize productivity and being indicted to the shrine of numbers, KPI's and financial forecasting, we have to admit, there are very few examples of sustainable and inspirational leadership figures out there. By over-relying on the hard stuff, we have disregarded whole dimensions of values that are desperately needed when trying to engage communities of people towards a common goal.

The Infinite Leader is a roadmap to introducing balance back into organizations. You can adapt your stance to the infinite possibilities facing you as a leader, and balance the main quadrants of the rational, emotional, spiritual and physical leader, to deliver sustainable leadership with integrity. Business is still about people - people operate across paradoxes and opposing forces, in a world that confounds these influences. Leaders need to continuously juggle and neutralize these to succeed. Be what your people need you to be and learn what they don't teach you in business schools; remain analytical and numbers-focused when needed, but also bring your heart, person and integrity to leadership.

The Infinite Leader: Balancing the Demands of Modern Business Leadership.

The Leadership Lab: Understanding Leadership in the 21st Century.

FINALIST: American Book Fest Best Book Award 2020 - Business: Management & Leadership
WINNER: Independent Press Award 2020 - Leadership Category
WINNER: NYC Big Book Award 2019 - Business General Category
WINNER: Business Book Awards 2019 - Business Book of the Year

How can today's business leaders keep up with seismic geopolitical and economic shifts that include Brexit, inflation and the unseating of traditional political powers, and what do these mean for their own leadership narratives? In The Leadership Lab, bestselling author Chris Lewis and superstar megatrends analyst Dr Pippa Malmgren help you lead your team through this change successfully. Covering everything from how to build a new type of leadership trust when other spheres of public power have been overturned, to robots overtaking companies and worldwide indebtedness affecting business, this book explains not only why the old rules no longer apply, but also how to blaze a trail in this new world order and be the best leader you can be.

The Leadership Lab includes exclusive interviews with top executives grappling with the new world order and discusses what key global trends keep them awake at night and how they respond to them. It is a must-read for aspiring leaders and C-level executives seeking to develop a real intuition when it comes to dealing with the global currents disrupting business and how to build an empathetic, credible, stable and strong leadership path.

The Leadership Lab: Understanding Leadership in the 21st Century.

Signals: How Everyday Signs Can Help Us Navigate the World's Turbulent Economy.

She predicted the financial crisis. She predicted Brexit. She predicted Trump. Now Dr Pippa Malmgren shares the signals that will protect you from the next surprise.

Drawing on a wonderful range of examples - from magazine covers and supermarkets to public protests - SIGNALS is the fascinating story of the world economy told in the language of everyday objects, places and events. Malmgren explains why the size of chocolate bars, steaks and apartments are shrinking, and why the increasing near misses between America's spy planes and the fighter jets of China and Russia are no coincidence.

Rising costs and inflation are breaking the social contract between citizens and their states, causing the rise of anti-establishment voting, the return of social unrest to emerging markets and resistance to mass immigration. If the only solution is innovation, then the key question is whether governments support efforts to invest in the economy of tomorrow. Written with refreshing clarity, SIGNALS shows us who is already building the future and how to be part of it.

'Rather wonderful' FINANCIAL TIMES
'It will make you feel smart' EVENING STANDARD

Signals: How Everyday Signs Can Help Us Navigate the World's Turbulent Economy.

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