Global Forecasting Director of The Economist Intelligence Unit
Agathe is a leading voice on global issues, with a specific interest in trade, sanctions, European affairs, Russia and the Middle East. She draws upon her extensive diplomatic experience in emerging markets, deep policy-making knowledge and her background in investment banking to help a wide variety of audiences make sense of complex developments. As The EIU’s Global Forecasting Director, Agathe oversees the publication of The EIU global/macro outlook. Agathe conducts high-level meetings with clients on global economic and political developments, presents at conferences on a wide array of topics, and is a sought-after commentator for the media. Throughout her career in both the public and private sectors, Agathe has developed particular expertise on Europe, Russia/CIS, and the Middle East. Prior to joining The EIU, Agathe worked in the diplomatic corps of the French Treasury. She spent five years in Russia and three years in the Middle East, where she developed her knowledge of sanctions and policymaking. She also worked in investment banking in Russia and the US. Agathe has Master’s degrees from Sciences Po and Columbia University, where she studied with a Fulbright scholarship. Agathe is a Trustee of the board of The Economist Charitable Trust.
Director, MENA of The Economist Corporate Network
Robert is the Director of the Economist Corporate Network based in Dubai and covering the MENA region. Robert works closely with network members to help inform their business strategies through political, economic and operational insight and to connect them with their senior leadership peers.
Robert is a business journalist, editor and publisher with nearly 25 years of experience covering a wide variety of sectors, including hospitality, retail, construction, energy and transport, and a particular interest in human capital management.
He is an accomplished event chairman, moderator and speaker.
Robert completed an MBA at the University of Leicester School of Business in 2012 and holds a Bachelor's degree from the University of Nottingham.