Zanny Minton Beddoes

Editor-In-Chief of The Economist

  • Pasadena Monday, April 21, 2025 at 7:30 pm
  • Thousand Oaks Tuesday, April 22, 2025 at 7:30 pm
  • Redondo Beach Wednesday, April 23, 2025 at 7:30 pm
  • Long Beach Thursday, April 24, 2025 at 7:30 pm
Zanny Minton Beddoes

Zanny Minton Beddoes is the first female Editor-in-chief in The Economist’s 180-year history, a post she has held since 2015. Minton Beddoes previously served as the publication’s business affairs editor, economics editor and emerging-markets correspondent. Prior to her 25-year tenure with The Economist, she was an economist at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and an adviser to the Minister of Finance in Poland.

Named one of the “Most Powerful Women in the World” by Forbes, Zanny Minton Beddoes is a leading voice at the intersection of economics and policy. Renowned for delivering authoritative perspectives on all facets of economic affairs, Minton 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.

Drawing from 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.

Minton 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. She holds degrees from Oxford University and Harvard University.

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