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Robert Ward

Robert Ward is the Global Forecasting Director at the Economist Intelligence Unit and is one of the Unit's leading Asia specialists focusing on Japan and the Koreas. He also comments on the wider world economy, current business issues and industry trends and appears frequently on the BBC, CNN, CNBC.

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Robert Ward Biography

Global Forecasting Director at the Economist Intelligence Unit, Robert Ward is also one of the Unit's leading Asia specialists with his extensive experience of Japan & the Koreas, and is in high demand around the world in his role as a keynote speaker.

Background and career

Robert Ward is the Director of the global forecasting team. In this role he oversees the Economist Intelligence Unit's global forecast and, in cooperation with more than 100 country specialists, leads the company's response to changing economic and political trends. Robert also publishes the Economist Intelligence Unit's flagship monthly report on the outlook for the world economy and has special responsibility for the US economic and political forecast.

Before taking up his global role, Robert was a senior member of the Economist Intelligence Unit's Asia team with special responsibility for Japan, the Koreas...

Global Forecasting Director at the Economist Intelligence Unit, Robert Ward is also one of the Unit's leading Asia specialists with his extensive experience of Japan & the Koreas, and is in high demand around the world in his role as a keynote speaker.

Background and career

Robert Ward is the Director of the global forecasting team. In this role he oversees the Economist Intelligence Unit's global forecast and, in cooperation with more than 100 country specialists, leads the company's response to changing economic and political trends. Robert also publishes the Economist Intelligence Unit's flagship monthly report on the outlook for the world economy and has special responsibility for the US economic and political forecast.

Before taking up his global role, Robert was a senior member of the Economist Intelligence Unit's Asia team with special responsibility for Japan, the Koreas and regional issues. With 20 years of experience working on or in the region, seven of which were spent living in Japan, Robert remains one of the Economist Intelligence Unit's leading Asia specialists.

Robert lived in Japan in 1989-96, latterly working in the international rating division at the Japan Bond Research Institute (now Japan Rating and Investment Information), Japan's largest bond rating agency. He is a fluent speaker of Japanese and regularly contributes to international and Japanese media on global and regional issues.

Robert also appears frequently on the BBC, CNN, CNBC and other broadcast media as an expert for the Asian region.

Robert has also worked in Germany and, briefly, attended university in the Soviet Union. Robert holds a bachelors and masters degree from Cambridge University.

Speaking Topics

Robert Ward plays a core role in communicating the Economist Intelligence Unit's forecasts to clients and other high-level audiences around the world in his capacity as a leading external keynote speaker.

  • Finance and economics
  • emerging markets

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