Robin is the Managing Director (CEO) of the Economist Intelligence Unit, responsible for the overarching commercial and editorial success of the EIU’s business. Prior to becoming Managing Director, Robin was Editorial Director (2006-2013) and Chief Economist (1997-2013) of the EIU, responsible for the company’s editorial operations and leading the intellectual debate across the business—both within our country, industry and risk assessment teams and among our consulting teams. At various times in his career at the EIU he has led our Economics Unit, our Sovereign Credit and Operating Risk team, our Global Forecasting team and our Custom Research team.
Robin retains an extremely client facing role, advising many of our largest customers on global trends and business developments, as well as having direct input into clients strategy discussions. He also has a significant public profile, regularly speaking at client events, international conferences and roundtables. Robin is regularly interviewed by in major TV and print media, both in the developed world and in the emerging markets.
Robin joined the EIU in 1995. Prior to that, he was a macroeconomist with Her Majesty’s Treasury (the UK Finance Ministry). He has an MSc in Economics from the University of London, and a BSc in Economics and Business Finance from Brunel University. He has attended an Executive Education Programme at the University Of Chicago Booth School Of Business and at IE Business School in Madrid. Robin is also a Professor of Economics at IE Business School.