A geo-economist and long term thinking advocate, Eric Noël helps leaders better anticipate and better prepare for tomorrow’s global markets and politico-economic, demographic and technological changes.
He launched his first information company at the age of 18 and began his career in journalism, finance, and international business publishing, with assignments in China and Europe, including with The Economist Intelligence Unit. He joined Oxford Analytica in 1993 to open the Canadian market. Oxford Analytica is a leading global analysis and advisory firm which draws on a worldwide network of 1,400 experts in 150 countries to explore events and trends at the nexus of politics and economics, state and business. In addition to serving several government and international agencies including the Government of Canada and the UN, Mr. Noël has served 11 Fortune 100TM, almost half of Canada’s 25 largest funds and companies, and advised on transactions totaling more than $30B in some 30 countries.
Mr. Noël is the initiator of the Canada Towards 2030 Project, an independent foresight initiative and series of events that have attracted more than 4,700 participants coast-to-coast. He is also an executive fellow, School of Public Policy, University of Calgary; and a judge and mentor at XPrize Foundation in Los Angeles. Author and speaker. A Rotary Foundation Scholar and ambassador of Goodwill, he graduated from Bishop’s University, Institut d’Études européennes, and Solvay Business School.