The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) is the research and analysis division of The Economist Group and the world leader in global business intelligence. The EIU helps leaders prepare for opportunity, empowering them to act with confidence when making strategic decisions. The EIU is the global standard in providing quality, actionable intelligence to the public and private sector, assessing issues that impact the marketplace for over two hundred countries.
Currently, we are seeking a Managing Director, EIU Research who will report directly to the CEO of the EIU and have responsibility for the commercial leadership of all of the EIU’s core research businesses. This includes the subscriptions business, the EIU’s largest and most profitable business, and the Economist Corporate Network (ECN), our emerging markets business. In addition, this role will also have commercial responsibility for growing two of the EIU’s newest research businesses – global advisory and the speaker bureau.
Direct leadership for all of the commercial teams sitting within these businesses will also be a key responsibility, while the EIU’s Editorial Director leads the editorial research teams. The MD EIU Research is responsible for strategy, the results and commercial success of these core EIU businesses, while the Editorial Director is the guardian of the content which these businesses generate, its quality and integrity. Both roles will work closely together as part of the EIU’s executive committee.
How you will contribute:
The ideal skills for this role include: