Zanny Minton Beddoes Headshot
Zanny Minton Beddoes
Zanny Minton BeddoesHeadshot

Zanny Minton Beddoes

Editor-in-chief of The Economist

Editor-in-chief of The Economist and named one of the "Most Powerful Women in the World” by Forbes, Zanny Minton Beddoes is a renowned global economics expert, sought-after for her authoritative perspectives on the world economy – particularly now with the international ripple effects of the coronavirus pandemic.

The first female editor in The Economist’s 170+-year history, Beddoes previously served as the publication’s business affairs editor, economics editor and emerging-markets correspondent. She is renowned for delivering sophisticated insight on all facets of economic affairs. At the nexus of the global economy and policy, Beddoes adeptly positions new developments that impact business and industry—such as COVID-19—into the broader context of world events, from emerging markets and a precarious European Union to corporate America and the latest twists in U.S. politics.

Her post at the top covering the global economy, policy and business enterprise, she enlightens audiences on financial and economic trends with prescient analysis that is detailed yet comprehensive in scope. With charming wit and remarkable precision, her unique depth of perspective on the future of the global economy provides an unparalleled outlook that always engages and informs.

Beddoes is the recipient of the 2017 Loeb Award in the “Breaking News” category for The Economist’s scoop on Saudi Aramco, as well as the 2012 Loeb Award for economic journalism.

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