Asia, MENAT and Africa
As the Director of Global Forecasting at The Economist Intelligence Unit, Joseph Lake is responsible for providing intellectual leadership for the EIU's global economic analysis and forecasting. He is an influential voice, providing insight and analysis on the political, economic and business environments to corporations, policymakers and private clients. Joseph is a frequent speaker at client events, international conferences and roundtables and is regularly interviewed by major television and print media. Although based in New York, he travels regularly, spending much of his time with clients in Asia, Europe and Africa. Before joining the EIU, Joseph was an economic adviser to the Tanzanian Ministry of Finance, and he previously worked as a hedge fund custodian in Ireland for a US financial services group, PNC. Joseph holds degrees in business management from Dublin City University, Ireland and Reims Management School, France, and subsequently gained a Master’s degree in economic development from the University of Nottingham. He has contributed chapters to two books: Africa South of the Sahara (Routledge, 2014) and Megatrends: the World to 2050 (Nikkei, 2015).