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Economy Speakers

In what direction are exchange rates going? How much will the economy grow? What will happen to interest rates? What impact will the trade balance have? These and others are questions that any company or organization needs to solve in order to properly plan its strategies and actions. The expert analysts who collaborate with Smart Speakers can help you better understand the current economic and financial environment. 

Our roster includes the best Economy speakers, including leading experts, Nobel Prize winners, former directors of central banks, professors from renowned universities, bestselling authors, former CEOs and CFOs of large companies, economists, business analysts and consultants from a wide array of backgrounds, championing voices that create lasting value to your audience.



Edgar Pérez

Edgar Perez is a global leader and visionary in business and technology. He delivers captivating and insightful presentations on how to spark innovation and leverage technology, from Artificial Intelligence and Quantum Computing to 5G and the Metaverse. A published author and former McKinsey consultant, he is a global strategist affiliated with the Ponemon Institute, Gerson Lehrman Group, and Guidepoint Global Advisors.


Joseph Stiglitz

Joseph Stiglitz is an acclaimed Nobel Prize laureate in Economics and one of the world’s most talented and influential economists and thought leaders. He is the former Chief Economist and Senior Vice-President of the World Bank and is currently a professor at Columbia University.  


Geoff Colvin

Geoff Colvin is one of America's most respected business analysts, editor of Fortune magazine and moderator of the prestigious 'Fortune CEO Forums', which each year bring together the brightest minds in business.


Sallie Krawcheck

Sallie Krawcheck is widely recognized as one of the most influential women in business and Wall Street. She is the former CEO of Merrill Lynch Wealth Management.


Todd Buchholz

Todd Buchholz is a former White House director of economic policy, Harvard professor and best-selling author and speaker. 


Jeffrey Garten

Jeffrey Garten was Undersecretary of Commerce for International Trade during the Clinton administration. He is a member of the board of important international financial companies.


Tom Copeland

Tom Copeland is a consultant of more than 200 companies in 35 countries, on topics such as capital optimization, risk coverage, privatizations, among others.


Carla Hills

Carla Hills was the chief negotiator for the United States of the North American Free Trade Agreement, the historic agreement that united the economies and destinations of Mexico, the United States and Canada.


Jon Matonis

Jon Matonis is the former Executive Director of the Bitcoin Foundation. A popular consultant and public speaker, he is considered the foremost authority on virtual currencies, private currencies, and burgeoning e-money instruments.


John Howkins

John Howkins is a leading strategist on creativity and innovation. He is the author of “The Creative Economy”, which highlights the route to merge creativity and business.


Jeremy Rifkin

Jeremy Rifkin is an influential American economic and social theorist, writer, public speaker, political advisor, and activist. He has written 21 bestselling books about the impact of scientific and technological changes on the economy, the workforce, society, and the environment


Zanny Minton Beddoes

Zanny Minton Beddoes is the Editor-in-Chief of The Economist. She is the first woman to hold the position.


Ron Insana

Ron Insana is a CNBC Senior Analyst and Commentator, Trailblazing Financial Journalist, Bestselling Author and Financial Professional


Katty Kay

BBC World News anchor and popular keynote speaker on American politics, global affairs, and issues impacting women. Co-author of three New York Times bestsellers: The Confidence CodeThe Confidence Code for Girls, and Womenomics.

Johan Norberg

Johan Norberg is an expert lecturer, documentary filmmaker and the author of 'Progress: Ten Reasons to Look Forward to the Future' that was chosen as the Book of the Year by The EconomistGuardian and Observer.

Alejandro Díaz de León

He was Governor of Banco de México (2017-2021), whose leadership contributed to enable monetary policy maintain inflation low and stable and to safeguard the well-functioning of both financial and payment systems, in a context of external and domestic shocks. He was named Governor of the year by Central Banking (2021), Central Banker of the Year for the Americas by The Banker (2019), and Central Banker of the Year by Latin Finance (2018 and 2019).


Fue Gobernador del Banco de México (2017-2021), cuyo liderazgo contribuyó a que la política monetaria mantuviera una inflación baja y estable, y a la salud y buen funcionamiento del sistema financiero y de pagos, en un contexto de considerables choques externos e internos. Fue nombrado Gobernador del Año por Central Banking (2021), Banquero Central del Año de América por The Banker (2019), y Banquero Central del Año por Latin Finance (2018 y 2019).

José Ángel Gurría

World-renowned authority on global affairs, José Ángel Gurría was Secretary General of the OECD ( 2006-2015) as well as Treasury Secretary and Foreign Relations Secretary of Mexico.

Gunter Pauli

Author of the acclaimed book 'The Blue Economy', Gunter Pauli is an entrepreneur and economist who founded the "Zero Emissions Research and Initiatives" (ZERI) at the United Nations University in Tokyo.

John Sfakianakis

John Sfakianakis is Director of Economics Research at the Gulf Research Center in Riyadh. He is an expert on the future of oil and oil policy, the regional economy, privatisation, fiscal and debt management.

Rosario Marin

Rosario Marin was the first Mexican woman to hold the position of Treasurer of the United States of America. She is a brilliant and passionate voice of the Hispanic community and speaker who moves her audiences with her incredible life story.

Matthias Kröner

International Financial Authority of the Digital Age, Matthias Kröner is co-founder of the world's first Fintech Bank. He was named as one of the 50 most influential people in Germany's innovation and technology sector.

Viri Ríos

Viri Ríos is a columinst at El País and holds a Ph.D. in Government from Harvard University — where she teaches public policy during the summers.

Rebecca Henderson

Rebecca Henderson is a Global Authority on Sustainable Business Growth and Professor at Harvard Business School. She is the author of “Reimagining Capitalism in a World on Fire”.

Andrew Busch

Expert Futurist and Economist, Andrew Busch was the first Chief Market Intelligence Officer for the U.S. government and the author of “World Event Trading”.

Carlos M. Urzúa

Carlos M. Urzúa is a Mexican academic, politician, and economist. He is a member of the Mexican Academy of Sciences. He is a former Secretary of Finance and Public Credit (2018-2019)

Enrique de la Madrid

Enrique de la Madrid Cordero is a successful professional both in the public and financial spheres. He’s a former Secretary of Tourism of Mexico.

Juan Verde

Juan Verde is an internationally renowned economic and political strategist for both the public and private sectors, Verde worked on Barack Obama’s administration and was an advisor for Bill and Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaigns.

Xavier Sala I Martín

Xavier Sala-i-Martin has spent his career teaching, researching world economics, and consulting with governments and international financial institutions. He is in the privileged position to be able to offer decision makers wishing to do business in today’s volatile markets essential information on how to be competitive and innovative.

Andrés Pastrana Arango

Andrés Pastrana Arango is the former President of Colombia (1998-2002) whose tenure was characterized by peace talks with different guerrilla groups and the reactivation of the economy and the financial system.

Felipe Calderón

Felipe Calderón was President of Mexico from 2006 to 2012. He managed to boost the growth of the economy during the world economic crisis of 2009 and has distinguished himself for his actions in favor of the environment and sustainable development.

Guillermo Ortiz

Guillermo Ortiz Martínez is former Governor of Banco de México. Prior to that, he served as Executive Director of International Monetary Fund (IMF) and is currently Director of several international non-profit organizations.

Jaime Serra Puche

Jaime Serra Puche is an acclaimed Mexican economist who held the positions of Secretary of Commerce and Industrial Development and coordinated the negotiations for the creation and implementation of the Free Trade Agreement.

Ernesto Zedillo Ponce de León

Ernesto Zedillo is the former President of Mexico (1994-2000), who successfully faced one of the most acute financial crises in modern Mexican history.


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