Dr. Pippa Malmgren

Former Chief Advisor to President George W Bush for Economic Policy and Financial Markets


Former Chief Advisor to President George W. Bush for Economic Policy and Financial Markets, Dr. Pippa Malmgren co-founded H-Robotics, which makes modular, AI-led, commercial-use drones for a wide range of industries. Malmgren also founded the DRPM Group, which advises institutional investors worldwide on investment trends and is a platform for her public speaking. She is a strong supporter of entrepreneurship in the economy.

She served President George W. Bush in the White House and on The National Economic Council where she handled all financial market issues. She also dealt with terrorism risks to the economy for the President after 9/11. Prior to that, she was the Chief Currency Strategist for Bankers Trust and then the Deputy Head of Global Strategy at UBS. Having also headed up Bankers Trust’s Asset Management business in Asia from Hong Kong she was named a Global Leader for Tomorrow by the World Economic Forum twice in 2000 and 2001. She won the Intelligence Squared Debate on Robotics in 2015. She is ranked in the top 25 Most Influential Economists in the World and in the top 5 Most Powerful Women in Finance in 2017.

A well respected author, in 2016 her book “Signals: How Everyday Signs Help Us Navigate the World’s Turbulent Economy” became a bestseller on Amazon in four categories after she crowd-funded it on Indiegogo. She also wrote Geopolitics for Investors which was commissioned by the CFA. Her most recent book: The Leadership LAB: Understanding Leadership in the 21st Century was released in October 2018 and was named FT Business Book of the Month.

She is a Non-Executive Board Member of the Department of International Trade in the UK, advising on trade and Brexit. She also serves on the British Ministry of Defence Working Group on Global Strategic Trends and briefs Britain’s top Generals at Sandhurst. She serves on several advisory boards and working groups and is on Advisory Boards at The British Standards Institute, Real Vision TV, the British Science Association’s Huxley Summit and Indiana University’s School of Public Policy and Environmental Affairs as well as the Indiana University Manufacturing Initiative.