Communications Director, the World Bank
Tackling global poverty – and the “white saviour” stereotype
Jeremy Hillman is communications director at The World Bank. Formerly a journalist with the BBC, he spent a decade with the corporation; first as economics reporter, then New York bureau chief, and finally economics and business editor. He left in 2011 to become director of external communications at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, before taking on his current role in 2014. In this in-depth interview, Jeremy discusses the “white saviour” stereotype and the “incredible optimism” of developing economies, describes the challenges of modern philanthropy in tackling poverty, and argues that economic journalism is crucial to understanding in almost all areas of the media.
Former Editor-in-Chief and SVP, CNN Digital
5th December 2022
Leading a global team of 350 journalists – how CNN grew the world’s largest digital audience
Founder & CEO, The Bridge
24th November 2022
Bridging the gap—creating mutual opportunities for Asia and the West in TV and film production
Astronomer and science presenter
22nd November 2022
Inspiring the curious to explore the big questions—the great beginnings of the universe, planet Earth… and life itself.
President, Deseret News
10th November 2022
Founded in 1850 by the Mormon Church, now with 10 million readers—the longest-running news organization in the American West