Dr Pippa Malmgren

Senior Associate Fellow


Dr Pippa 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 lectures at Sandhurst and in the Duke Fuqua Business School Global Executive MBA Program.

She has been a senior advisor to The Monaco Foundry, a start-up incubator for impact-led founders, and a Special Advisor to Avonhurst, a legal and consulting firm in the UK specialising in deals, policy and capital raising.

Dr Malmgren served President George W. Bush in the White House as Special Assistant to the President and on The National Economic Council. She also served on the President’s Working Group on Corporate Governance and the President’s Working Group on Financial Markets. After 9/11 she was responsible for assessing terrorism risks to the economy, and technology as a source of geopolitical competitiveness.

Before joining the White House, Dr Malmgren 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. More recently, she advised the British Cabinet on Brexit and was an advisor to the Mayor of London and on the Infrastructure Advisory Board for London.

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.

Dr Malmgren 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 has been named one of the Fifty Top Inspiring Women in the UK and one of the Top 100 in Tech by @WATC_WeAreTech, and longlisted by Computer Weekly as one of the Most Influential Women in Tech for 2019 and 2020. 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 2017-2019. She is a Senior Associate Fellow of RUSI and an advisor to the BSA Huxley Summit

Dr Malmgren has a BA from Mount Vernon College, and an MSc and PhD from the London School of Economics. She has also completed the Harvard Program on National Security. She has lectured at the University of Texas at Austin, and INSEAD. Dr Malmgren gave the graduation address at the London School of Economics in 2013 and 2016. Firms including Google, American Express, major banks and military leaders retain her to speak.

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