Simon Anholt Speaker

Simon Anholt

Founder of the Good Country movement, highly in demand for his cutting-edge presentation, ‘Making the World Work’

Simon Anholt: Biography highlights

Simon Anholt is an independent policy advisor who, over the last twenty years, has worked with more than fifty Heads of State, Heads of Government and administrations of nations, cities and regions across the world. His expertise is in developing and implementing strategies for enhanced economic, political and cultural engagement. His presentation, ‘Making the World Work’ was his most-booked talk throughout 2017, leading to engagements across 14 countries.

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Every year since 2005, Simon Anholt has published two major global surveys that track public perceptions of countries and cities. This research has collected and analysed over three hundred billion data points.

He is the author of five books about countries, cultures, globalisation and the role that they play in the world as well as the founder and emeritus editor of Journal of Place Brand and Public Diplomacy, an academic journal on the same subject.

In 2014, Anholt used his extensive experience of working with diverse countries, regions and cities to create the concept of “The Good Country”, a project that aims to help countries work more closely together by encouraging their leaders to think about the global impact of their actions. The Good Country is a catalyst for tackling global challenges such as climate change, poverty, migration and terrorism. 

In 2016, he launched the “Global Vote”, another project which enables anyone in the world to vote in another countries elections with the selection of the candidate based on who will do more for humanity and the planet.

Anholt is also Honorary Professor at the University of East Anglia and, recently, has chosen to give up nearly all of his advisory work in order to focus on growing the Good Country movement.

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