Ian Stewart



Ian Stewart

Partner and Chief Economist 


Ian Stewart is a Partner and Chief Economist at Deloitte where he advises clients on macro-economics and financial markets developments. Ian devised and runs Deloitte's quarterly survey of Chief Financial Officers, writes the Monday Briefing which goes to over 14,000 clients and Deloitte people weekly and comments on the economic scene in the media.

Before joining Deloitte Ian spent 12 years as Chief Economist for Europe at the US investment bank, Merrill Lynch in London. He previously worked as Special Adviser to the Secretary of State for Social Security, the Rt Hon Tony Newton, as Head of Economics in the Conservative Party’s Research Department and as an economist with the Confederation of British Industry in London.

Ian was educated at the London School of Economics, Birkbeck College and Queen Mary College.

Debapratim De



Debapratim De

Senior Economic Analyst


Debapratim De is a Senior Economic Analyst in Deloitte’s Economics & Markets Research team. He analyses macro-economic trends in advanced and emerging economies and works closely with Deloitte’s Chief Economist, Ian Stewart, to produce the Deloitte CFO Survey.

Prior to joining Deloitte, Debapratim was a researcher in cryptography and applied mathematics at Microsoft. Debapratim holds a bachelors degree in computer science and a masters degree in physics from BITS, Pilani in India and a masters degree in managerial economics from the London School of Economics and Political Science.

Alex cole



Alex Cole

Financial & Economic Analyst


Alex Cole is a Financial & Economic Analyst in Deloitte’s Economics & Markets Research team. Working with Deloitte’s Chief Economist in London, he is responsible for carrying out research and analysis in a wide-range of macro-economic and financial topics, on behalf of the wider firm. He specialises in macro-economic analysis and issues relating to national and international economic policy, and works closely with Ian Stewart and Debapratim De to produce the Deloitte CFO Survey.

Prior to working at Deloitte, Alex worked at New Economy Manchester as a Senior Economic Analyst, leading on producing a wide-range of research on national and regional economic growth issues. Alex has also worked for CorpfinExperian as a Corporate Finance Analyst. He holds a first-class degree in Economics from the University of Manchester.