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Rana Foroohar
Global Business Columnist, Associate Editor, FINANCIAL TIMES & global economic analyst at CNN

Profile

“As one of the world’s most talented financial journalists, Rana Foroohar has long been essential reading for anyone interested in the powerful parallel worlds of Wall Street and Silicon Valley.” —Niall Ferguson, Milbank Family Senior Fellow, the Hoover Institution, Stanford, and author of The Square and the Tower.

 Rana Foroohar is Global Business Columnist and an Associate Editor at the Financial Times. She is also CNN’s global economic analyst. 

Her book, Makers and Takers: The Rise of Finance and the Fall of American Business (Crown), about why the capital markets no longer support business, was shortlisted for the Financial Times McKinsey Book of the Year award in 2016. Her  book Don’t Be Evil: How Big Tech Betrayed Its Founding Principles And All of Us was published by Crown in the fall of 2019. 

In 2019, Foroohar was awarded a SABEW award for her tech and policy coverage at the Financial Times. Prior to joining the FT and CNN, Foroohar spent 6 years at TIME, as an assistant managing editor and economic columnist. She previously spent 13 years at Newsweek, as an economic and foreign affairs editor and a foreign correspondent covering Europe and the Middle East. 

During that time, she was awarded the German Marshall Fund’s Peter Weitz Prize for transatlantic reporting. She has also received awards and fellowships from institutions such as the Johns Hopkins School of International Affairs and the East West Center. 

She is a life member of the Council on Foreign Relations and sits on the advisory board of the Open Markets Institute. Rana Foroohar graduated in 1992 from Barnard College, Columbia University. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband, the author John Sedgwick, and her two children.

Agenda Sessions

  • What does Capitalism 2.0 look like and who will be the new leaders?

    08:30
  • The Rana Faroohar Interview – Leaders on the opportunities and challenges of moving to a new capital markets era of stakeholder activism and sustainability

    08:55