Jason Schenker is a futurist, economist, and author who prepares leaders for the future.
Jason has given over 1,000 keynote speeches on economic, financial market, and technology topics, including commodities, supply chain, futurist innovation, artificial intelligence (AI), the metaverse, quantum computing, energy and sustainability, geopolitics, demographics, and other topics. Jason has given speeches to public and private companies, industry groups, institutional investors, central banks, the U.S. state department, CIA, NATO, and global financial exchanges.
In 2023, LinkedIn recognized Jason as “Top Public Speaking Voice” and "Top Economics Voice."
Over 1 million students have taken Jason's 20 LinkedIn Learning courses on business, leadership, economics, risk management, and finance. He is the author of 36 books on emerging technologies, finance, energy, leadership, economics, finance, and supply chain. Jason has also been an occasional columnist for Bloomberg Opinion.
As President of Prestige Economics, Bloomberg News has ranked Jason #1 forecaster in the world in 26 different categories since 2011, including for oil prices, industrial metals prices, the euro, the British pound, agricultural commodity prices, gold prices, and U.S. jobs.
As Chairman of The Futurist Institute, Jason trains leaders to Become a Futurist®, including consulting, accounting, finance, and national security professionals.
Jason is also Chairman of the Climate Change Advisory Panel at Sasol (NYSE: SSL), the large public fuels and chemicals company headquartered in South Africa. This is an independent advisory board focused on supporting Sasol sustainability and emissions reduction commitments.
Jason is one of the 100 CEOs on the non-partisan Texas Business Leadership Council (TBLC), the Texas affiliate of the Business Roundtable that advises elected officials of both parties at the state and federal levels. He is on the TBLC Executive Committee, Economic Development Task Force, and Federal Issues Task Force. Jason is a member of the Bretton Woods Committee (BWC), on the BWC Digital Finance Project Team, and on the BWC Climate Finance Project Team. He is also a Board Leadership Fellow of the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD).
Jason is the author of fifteen #1 bestsellers on Amazon, including Jobs for Robots, Futureproof Supply Chain, The Future of Finance is Now, The Future of Energy, and The Robot and Automation Almanac.
Jason has given talks to public and private companies, industry groups, institutional investors, central banks, the U.S. state department, CIA, NATO, and global financial exchanges. His speeches focus on the economy, financial markets, commodities, supply chain, futurist innovation and technology, artificial intelligence (AI), the metaverse, quantum computing, energy and sustainability, geopolitics, demographics, and other trends.
Jason is the author of 36 books, and fifteen have been #1 bestsellers on Amazon, including Jobs for Robots, Futureproof Supply Chain, The Future of Finance is Now, The Future of Energy, and The Robot and Automation Almanac. National Intelligence University Press published Jason’s peer-reviewed article on supply chain and national security in 2022. Jason is currently writing a book about Moneytasking®.
The 2030 World Expo Busan Committee has appointed Jason WAVE Ambassador of the futurist nonprofit WAVE platform.
Before founding Prestige Economics in 2009, Jason was a Risk Specialist at McKinsey and Chief Energy and Commodity Economist at Wachovia (Wells Fargo).
Jason holds a Master’s in Applied Economics from UNC Greensboro, a Master’s in Negotiation, Conflict Resolution, and Peacebuilding from CSU Dominguez Hills, a Master’s in Germanic Languages and Literature from UNC Chapel Hill, and a Bachelor’s in History and German from The University of Virginia. He has earned over a dozen professional certificates and certifications, including the FLTA® (Certified Futurist and Long-Term Analyst), CFP® (Certified Financial Planner), CMT® (Chartered Market Technician), ERP® (Energy Risk Professional), and SCR® (Sustainability and Climate Risk). Jason is currently a Non-Resident Fellow of the U.S. Joint Special Operations University.
Jason has given over 1,000 television interviews, including for CNBC, Bloomberg, BNN, Fox, CNN, and the BBC. He has also been a Guest Host on Bloomberg Television.