Pippa Malmgren

Founder DRPM, H Robotics
Bestselling Author and Former Bush Advisor

Dr. Pippa Malmgren is a trend spotter who advises investors and governments about economic policy and investment strategy. She anticipated the Financial Crisis in 2007, the slowdown in China, Brexit, Trump and the return of inflation. She is also an economist who manufactures, having co-founded a robotics company that makes commercial-use aerial platforms (drones), H Robotics. She is a popular speaker and one of the few economists represented by William Morris Endeavor.

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 Defence Working Group on Global Strategic Trends. She serves on several advisory boards and working groups: 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.

As an economist, she is focussed on innovation across the board, but keenly explains how new technologies solve old problems and generate new forms of growth. In 2015 she won the Intelligence Squared Debate on Robotics alongside Walter Isaacson, which was broadcast by the BBC to 80 million homes worldwide. Dell featured her on their Dell Entrepreneur Spotlight Series. The BBC interviewed her on science and technology on Hardtalk in 2015. She began her career at the OECD in Paris in 1992 in the Science and Technology Directorate.

In 2016 her book Signals: How Everyday Signs Can Help Us Navigate the World’s Turbulent Economy became a best-seller on Amazon in four categories after being crowd-funded on Indiegogo (249% of the target in just 15 days). She also wrote Geopolitics for Investors which was commissioned by the CFA.

She is a former Presidential Advisor who served on The National Economic Council in the White House where she was the point person on Enron and Terrorism Risks to the Economy after 911. She was the initial negotiator on Sarbanes Oxley and the Patriot Act and was on the President’s Working Group on Corporate Governance and the President’s Working Group on Financial Markets.

She founded DRPM Group, an economic advisory firm helping global firms understand the economic landscape. She was the Deputy Head of Strategy for UBS and the Chief Currency Strategist for Bankers Trust. She also ran Bankers Trust’s Asset Management business in Asia from Hong Kong. She was named a Global Young Leader by the World Economic Forum.

She has written on technology and economics and has been published in Wired Magazine, Monocle, The International Economy, Economia, Institutional Investor Die Handelsblatt, and The New Statesman other publications. She has an M.Sc. and a PhD from LSE. She completed the Harvard Program on National Security and participated in the Pentagon’s Joint Civilian Orientation Conference (JCOC). She has lectured at Tsinghua in China, LSE, INSEAD and the Duke Fuqua Global Executive MBA Program. She is a regular guest anchor for CNBC, Bloomberg and often on the BBC (radio and TV). She gave the Commencement Address at the graduation ceremony for the London School of Economics in 2013 and 2016.