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Gideon Rachman

Speaker Gideon Rachman is chief foreign affairs commentator for the Financial Times and a best-selling business author

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International business speaker Gideon Rachman is chief foreign affairs commentator for the Financial Times. Gideon translates his extensive travels and access to world leaders into a uniquely personalised insider’s view of global events. He speaks with charisma and authority on the themes of economics, politics, and globalisation.  He addresses these themes as they apply to Asia, Europe, the Middle East, the Americas, and Brexit.


His book Zero-Sum World, focused on the future of international relations. The New York Times called it, “perhaps the best one-volume account now available of the huge post-communist spread of personal freedom and economic prosperity.” His latest book is Easternisation – War & Peace in the Asian Century.


At the FT, Gideon writes a weekly column on international politics as well as feature articles. In addition he has contributed to various other publications, including Foreign Policy, National Interest, The Washington Quarterly and Prospect magazines.  Gideon is a regular broadcaster including contributions to the BBC, CNN and NPR.


Gideon’s awards include the Orwell prize for political journalism and The Commentator Award at the European Press Prize awards


Gideon is an extremely popular business speaker and host at corporate events and feedback includes, “If I were to call out the star performance it was definitely Gideon. He has greater presentation energy, speaks extremely well and presents content that is very thought provoking and interesting.” Coronation Fund Managers Ltd.

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