Nenad Pacek – Keynote Speaker

Renowned Global Strategist

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Specialist Subjects

  • Understanding Geopolitical Forces That Will Impact Business
  • Understanding Global Economic Forces That Will Impact Business
  • Understanding the Latest Evolution of Best Business Practices for International Expansion
  • Understanding Economic Outlooks for All Countries Around the World
  • Understanding Emerging Markets and Why So Many of Them So Frequently Malfunction for Business


  • English


Nenad and his businesses currently advise global and regional directors of over 500 multinational corporations (approximately 90% of clients are multinationals from the Fortune 500 and FT 500 lists). He is the founder and president of Global Success Advisors (global business and economic advisory) and founder and president of the EMEA Business Group (advisory for regional executives running Europe, Middle East and Africa).

He previously co-founded CEEMEA Business Group which also focused on Central Eastern European markets. The advisory focus is on helping executives understand economic/business/political outlooks for virtually all countries around the world, global economic/geopolitical trends and on helping companies build strategies for sustainable growth internationally, and especially in emerging markets.

Nenad is the author of acclaimed books such as “The Future of Business in Emerging Markets: Growth Strategies for Growth Markets”, “The Global Economy”, lead author of “Emerging Markets: Lessons for Business Success and Outlook for Different Markets” (two editions), and a contributor to the book “The Future of Money”.

He is one of the world’s leading authorities on economic and business issues that concern multinational corporations seeking faster growth internationally. He performs hundreds of speeches per year at various corporate meetings on issues ranging from global, regional and country level economic/business outlooks to best business practices for international growth. In corporate circles he is well-known for not using any notes or power point slides while speaking and engaging in discussion.

Nenad is a former Executive Vice President of The Economist Group (Economist Intelligence Unit) where he spent nineteen years between 1990 and 2009, advising multinationals on economic and business issues and managing several business units globally (including Economist’s corporate advisory and government-related businesses). He chaired over 100 Economist Government Roundtables with Prime Ministers/Presidents and their cabinets throughout Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Middle East, Asia, Africa and Latin America.

He is guest faculty at Duke Corporate Education (globally no. 1 provider of corporate education) and a number of corporate universities/learning programs. Nenad was until recently the Supervisory Board member of the Center for Creative Leadership (globally no. 1 provider of leadership education). He studied economics, international business and finance in Vienna. Nenad lives with his wife and three daughters near Vienna, Austria. He spends his rare free time mostly with his family, but occasionally sneaks out to play basketball, tennis and golf.

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