About Eric Noël 


For more than thirty years, Eric Noël has been helping multinationals, financial institutions, pension funds, governments and international organizations anticipate and plan for tomorrow’s markets, technological and politico-economic challenges. In researching a new, interdependent and chaotic global environment, where politics, economics, finance, demographics, technologies, mother nature, and ideologies can cooperate or collide, he reframes long-term issues into clearly defined trends, scenarios, risks, opportunities and strategies.

A macro-change tracker, geo-economist and long-term thinking advocate, Eric has contributed to several foresight exercises in Canada, the US, Europe and Asia. Following presentations and assignments on Canada’s future in 2010, he continues sharing his work in the attempt to stimulate more long-term thinking and discussions within Canadian organizations. In 2013, with his own financial contribution and the support of sponsors and donors, Eric initiated the Canada Towards 2030 Project where experts and non-experts can meet and find interesting and novel ideas and sources.

From 1993 to 2018, Eric was a senior executive at Oxford Analytica, a global analysis and advisory firm known for the quality of its daily research and macro-environment consulting practice. Before joining Oxford Analytica, Eric was an analyst and economist serving investors in Canada, Europe and Asia. He was an Executive Fellow, School of Public Policy, University of Calgary; visiting-expert at IESE Business School; and former judge and mentor at XPrize (Visioneering). He also writes a blog titled the Long View for Les Affaires.