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Speaker: Jim O'Neil, British economist
Venue: Room A130, College Building
City welcomes Jim O'Neil, retiring chairman of Goldman Sachs Asset Management, to give a talk on The changing state of the world economy.
Jim is Chairman of the Cities Growth Commission and also chairs the economic advisory board to the Greater Manchester Local Authority. In October 2014, Jim will commence Chairing a Review on Anti-Microbial Resistance (AMR).
He is Honorary Chair of Economics at Manchester University. He is also a Visiting Research Fellow at the international economic think tank, Bruegel, and on the economic advisory board to the IFC, the investing arm of the World Bank.
Jim worked for Goldman Sachs from 1995 until April 2013, spending most of his time there as Chief Economist.
Jim is the creator of the acronym "BRIC" that stands for Brazil, Russia, India, and China-the four rapidly developing countries that have come to symbolise the shift in global economic power away from the developed G7 economies. He recently made a documentary series for the BBC entitled MINT:The Next Economic Giants.
He is one of the founding trustees of the UK educational charity, SHINE. Jim also serves on the board of 'Teach for All' and a number of other charities specialising in education and in September 2013, became a Non-Executive Director of the UK Government's Department of Education.