Prof. Noreena Hertz is an English economist, author and campaigner. She is a leading expert on economic globalization. Her highly critical Cambridge doctoral thesis, “Russian Business Relationships in the Wake of Reform”, dispelling the myth of Russia’s successful transition to a market economy, was published in 1996. She then turned her attention to the Middle East Peace Process, where she headed a 40-member research team of Palestinians, Israelis, Jordanians and Egyptians.
In 2001, Management Today named her amongst the top 35 women under 35. She was selected as a ‘Young Global Leader of Tomorrow’ by the World Economic Forum in 2004. During 2005, Hertz also served a 6 month professorship at the University of Utrecht, Holland. As of 2006, Hertz is a fellow and associate director at Cambridge’s Judge Business School.