Hamish McRae

Prominent Economist and Futurist

Hamish McRae is one of the country's most respected financial journalists and commentators on future trends in economics, business and society. Author of the acclaimed bestseller "The World in 2020", Hamish is Associate Editor of The Independent Newspaper, Principal Commentator for the Independent Online and Columnist for the Evening Standard.

A proven visionary of the global economy

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  • Brexit
  • The World in 2020
  • The Global Economy
  • The Rise of the Asian Economies Globalisation
  • Technology
  • Demography
  • Energy Markets and Resources


He presents in English.

How he presents

In a light and relaxed way, he illuminates complex issues with great clarity.


  • Capital City - London as a Financial Centre
  • What Works: Success in Stressful Times
  • The World in 2020 - Power, Culture and Prosperity: A Vision of the Future

In Detail

Hamish was educated at Fettes College, Edinburgh and has an MA in Economics and Political Science from Trinity College, Dublin. He started his career as Deputy Editor of The Banker and Editor of Euromoney, before becoming Financial Editor of The Guardian. He has been named Business and Finance Journalist of the Year by the British Press Awards. Hamish's current areas of work include the shift of power to the economies of Asia and the impact of the new technologies on the world economy.


Hamish shows audiences not only where we will be in the next twenty-five years, but how we will get there. Hamish offers a bold vision of a world in which the best predictor of economic success will not be based upon technological prowess but rather a nation's creativity and social responsibility


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Innovation Forum

Hamish McRae has an excellent style; the content had a great industry focus and he delivered it very effectively. There was a very good Q&A session at the end of the event.

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