Conor Woodman is an economist, author and television presenter. His passion is to unravel economic issues in an accessible way- with a sense of fun and adventure. For nine years he worked in the financial sector in London before turning his hand to television.
He presented the hit series Around the World in 80 Trades, which tells the story of how he left his job, sold his flat and embarked on a round the world trading adventure. Travelling through four continents over five months, he traded his way around the world – buying and selling everything from camels in the deserts of Sudan to horses in markets of Kyrgyzstan to tequila on the streets of Rio.
Conor’s new book Unfair Trade deals with how ordinary people around the world survive at the bottom of the supply chain. In it he explores the dark edge of capitalism at work in some of the worlds most dangerous hotspots including Afghanistan, Congo and Cote D’Ivoire.
Conor has first-hand experience of over 100 countries around the globe and a talent for uncovering and explaining the complex in terms that we all can understand. He regularly reports back on his travels for the BBC’s flagship current affairs show From Our Own Correspondent and writes for Wanderlust Magazine.