Zanny Minton Beddoes

Editor-in-Chief of The Economist

Zanny Minton Beddoes is the Editor-in-Chief of The Economist. Previously the Business Affairs editor, responsible for the coverage of business, finance and science. Zanny has written extensively about international financial issues including the future of the International Monetary Fund and economic reform in emerging economies.

Named one of the "Most Powerful Women in the World" Forbes

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  • Global Affairs
  • Finance
  • Economics
  • Media
  • Brexit


She presents in Englishs.

How she presents

Zanny offers extensive experience and unique perspectives that engage and inspire audiences around the globe.

Books & Media

  • Debts, Deficits and Dilemmas: A Crash Course on the Financial Crisis and its Aftermath

In Detail

Zanny joined The Economist in 1994 after spending two years as an economist at the IMF where she worked on macroeconomic adjustment programmes in Africa and the transition economies of Eastern Europe. Before joining the IMF, she worked as an adviser to the Minister of Finance in Poland as part of a small group of experts. Zanny Minton Beddoes is a regular television and radio commentator on BBC, MSNBC, PBS, NPR, CNN and CNBC. Zanny holds an undergraduate degree from Oxford University and a masters degree from Harvard University.


As a prestigious expert on economic and financial topics and being a pioneer in economic journalism, Zanny Minton Beddoes analyses how financial and economic trends will impact businesses and industries. She is in great demand to advise global decision makers from all fields.


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