Robert Ward is the Editorial Director at the Economist Intelligence Unit, where he leads the EIU's country, industry and data analysis and forecasting teams. Previously he led the EIU's Global Forecasting unit, where he led the response to the global economic crisis, and is an expert in this field.
Robert Ward is the Editorial Director at the Economist Intelligence Unit, where he leads the EIU's country, industry and data analysis and forecasting teams. 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.
In his former role he overaw 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.
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.
His deep understanding of global forces and markets make him a superb keynote speaker for any event.