Todd Benjamin

Todd Benjamin is well known to television audiences across the globe. For 26 years he worked as an anchor, correspondent, and financial editor for CNN. During that time he was based in Washington DC, New York, Tokyo, and London. An award winning journalist, Todd has interviewed everyone from Mikhail Gorbachev to Bill Clinton to Alan Greenspan.

Todd has also interviewed several of the world’s leading CEOs including Jack Welch, Lou Gerstner, and Carlos Ghosn in his CNN series, Benjamin’s Boardroom. Todd now devotes much of his time to speaking and moderating conferences and events for businesses and organizations around the world. Todd’s wide-ranging international experience and informed opinions, combined with his engaging style have made Todd a sought after speaker, moderator and interviewer of key business and political leaders. Todd works closely with his clients to ensure that their conferences and meetings will be energizing and informative.

Todd continues to appear on CNN as an independent analyst to provide live commentary and analysis and to write a blog for the CNN website where his views on the economy, financial markets, energy and other issues are widely followed. Todd is a senior advisor to Xynteo, an international management consultancy whose clients include Gazprom, Wilhelmsen, Deutsche Bank and many others. Todd is also a visiting lecturer in leadership at the London Business School Executive Education program. Todd is married with one child.

Stephanie Flanders

Stephanie Hope Flanders (born 5 August 1968) is a British former broadcast journalist who was the BBC economics editor for five years. In November 2013 she left the BBC for a role as J.P. Morgan Asset Management's chief market strategist for Britain and Europe.

She is a former speech writer and senior advisor to US Treasury Secretary Lawrence H. Summers in the Clinton Administration, where she was involved in the management of emerging market crises and other major economic issues from 1997 to 2001. She has also worked as a reporter for the New York Times, and as principal editor of the UN’s 2002 Human Development Report.

Before heading off to the US, Flanders was an editorial-writer and economics columnist at the FT, and an economist at the Institute for Fiscal Studies and London Business School. She was educated at Balliol College, Oxford and Harvard University.

Flanders was named Political Journalist of the Year at the 2007 Women in Public Life Awards, and Broadcast Journalist of the Year at the 2005 Workworld Media Awards. She was elected to the governing council of the Royal Economic Society in 2007 and became a visiting fellow of Nuffield College, Oxford in 2008.