Bill Emmott is a globally-respected commentator and consultant on international affairs and from 1993 until 2006 was editor-in-chief of The Economist, the world’s leading weekly on current affairs. The circulation of The Economist more than doubled to almost 1.1m worldwide during this time.
Bill Emmott held several posts at The Economist prior to becoming editor, including Tokyo correspondent, finance editor and business affairs editor. More recently, his numerous books include ‘Rivals: how the power struggle between China, India and Japan will shape our next decade’” (2008), and his latest, “The Fate of the West: the Battle to Save the World’s Most Succssful Political Idea” (2017) – described by the Financial Times as “an important book for the Brexit-Trump era”.
Among his current positions, Bill Emmott is a member of the Swiss Re Chairman’s Advisory Panel, a member of the Global Advisory Council of the University of Tokyo, a director of InFacts, a trustee of the International Institute for Strategic Studies, a visiting professor at Shujitsu University in Okayama Japan, and a visiting fellow at All Souls College in Oxford. He has honorary degrees from Warwick and City universities in Britain and Northwestern University in America, and is an honorary fellow of Magdalen College, Oxford. Bill Emmott originally studied philosophy, politics and economics at Oxford.