Dr. Jerome Booth
Chair of the Nomination Committee
Dr. Jerome Booth is a well-known economist and leading expert on emerging markets. Jerome has a D.Phil and an M.Phil in Economics from the University of Oxford as well as a B.Sc in Geography from the University of Bristol. In 2013, Jerome retired from Ashmore Group, a world leading emerging markets asset management group that he helped establish in 1999 in a management buyout from ANZ Bank. Prior to ANZ, he worked in the Strategic Planning unit of the Inter-American Development Bank from 1991 to 1994 in Washington, D.C. Prior to this, Jerome had appointments as a Lecturer in Economics at Christ Church, Oxford, a consultancy business advising on aid issues, and a position in the mid-1980s in Her Majesty’s Department of Trade and Industry.
Jerome is Chairman of the Britten Sinfonia and sits on the board of the Royal Philharmonic Society. He also sits on the Board of Trustees of the Global Warming Policy Foundation. He previously served as Chairman of the Governing Board of Anglia Ruskin University, retiring from this position on 31 July 2020.