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Pippa Malmgren

Founder | DRPM Group

Dr. Pippa Malmgren is a trend spotter who advises investors and governments about economic policy and investment strategy. She is also an economist who also manufactures—having co-founded H Robotics, a company that makes drones.

She has been named a Non-Executive Board Member of the new Department of International Trade in the UK. She also serves on the British Ministry of Defense Working Group on Global Strategic Trends. She chairs the Lewis PR Advisory Board (LAB) and is an advisor to Real Vision TV, the Greater London Authority Infrastructure Advisory Board, and Indiana University School of Public Policy and Environmental Affairs, as well as the Indiana University Manufacturing Initiative.

Previously, she was a member of the National Economic Council in the White House where she served on the President’s Working Group on Corporate Governance and the Working Group on Financial Markets. After 9/11, she was responsible for looking into terrorism risks to the economy on the National Economic Council.

She has also served as the Head of the Asset Management Business for Bankers Trust in Asia and is the Chief Currency Strategist. Later, she served as the Deputy Head of Global Strategy for UBS.

She crowd funded her book, Signals: the Breakdown of the Social Contract and the Rise of Geopolitics (2015), which became an Amazon best-seller. She is also the author of Geopolitics for Investors (2015). Additionally, she converses with global policymakers about issues in the world economy for Real Vision TV and is a guest anchor for CNBC, Bloomberg, and often on the BBC.

She has been published in Wired Magazine, Monocle, The International Economy, Economia, Institutional Investor, and other publications. She has been named a Global Leader for Tomorrow by Davos twice. Dell featured her on their Dell Entrepreneur Spotlight Series in 2013. In 2015, she won the Intelligence Squared Debate on Robotics alongside Walter Isaacson, while the same year, Harpers Bazaar featured her in their Women at Work video series.

Among her areas of interest and expertise are the ways new technology and innovation solve old problems and generate new forms of growth, and the balance of interests between the real economy and financial services.

She has an M. Sc. and a PhD from the London School of Economics (LSE). She completed the Harvard Kennedy School Program on National Security. She has lectured at INSEAD, Tsingua, Duke, LSE, and elsewhere and is a popular speaker worldwide.