Renowned economist and author Graeme Maxton is the Secretary General of the Club of Rome, a global network of renowned independent thinkers dedicated to addressing the issues facing humanity. Well-known for his challenging insights, stimulating presentations, and event-chairing style, Graeme presents and facilitates dialogue on business challenges, Asian economy, and global affairs.
Renowned economist, author and the Club of Rome’s Secretary General, Graeme Maxton is well-placed to provide corporate audiences with punchy, clearly-articulated analyses of global affairs.
A natural conference facilitator and presenter, Graeme is well-known for his live and recorded ‘in-conversation’ interview style with CEOs, politicians and business leaders, and his stimulating keynote presentations.
Graeme is a Full Member and Secretary General of the Club of Rome, a global network of 100 renowned independent thinkers dedicated to addressing the problems facing humanity; the club was responsible for commissioning the best-selling ‘The Limits to Growth’.
A trenchant critic of modern economic thinking, Graeme shares his challenging insights in a wide range of international newspapers, journals and magazines, as well as several of his own highly-acclaimed books.
Nominated for the FT's Best Book about Business Award, ‘The End of Progress: How Modern Economics Has Failed Us’ (2011) deals with the aftermath of the financial crisis, overpopulation, resource depletion and the emergence of China as a global power.
Co-written with Jorgen Randers, ‘Reinventing Prosperity, Managing Economic Growth to Reduce Unemployment, Inequality and Climate Change’ (2016) is set for publication in both English and German.
Graeme also co-authored ‘Time for a Model Change’, Cambridge University Press' Feature Book of the Year 2004, and ‘Driving Over a Cliff’ (1995), again nominated for the FT's Best Book about Business Award.
Until 2007, he was a Regional Director with the Economist Group in Hong Kong and a contributor to The Economist. Previously, he had worked for strategy consultants Booz Allen Hamilton, in banking with Citigroup and American Express, and as a Visiting Professor at Cass Business School in London (1988-2002).
He is a frequent host on CNBC’s Squawk Box and Capital Connection, as well as a regular guest on BBC and CNN news programmes.
His speaking topics include:
- Business and economics
- The emergence of China as a global power
- The financial crisis, overpopulation and resource depletion