Leadership Keynote Speakers

Through the current trends of digital disruption and increasingly unpredictable political and economical landscape, strong leadership is more important than ever to successfully overcome the challenges faced by all sectors day in day out. We can support your event with a huge range of speakers, with a range of topics and styles, whether you’re looking to be informed, inspired or entertained. Running any organisation or team, at any scale, is about more than sheer passion and determination. Through the topics our speakers can cover, any audience will walk away with a new perspective on what it means to lead.


Recent Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme UNEP
Recent Deputy Supreme Allied Commander NATO Europe
Executive and Personal Mentor, Corporate Development, Renowned Endurance Runner
Renowned Asian Innovator
Chairman Institute of Directors and UK Pension Protection Fund
Former CEO and Chairman of BNP Paribas, currently Senior Advisor at Boston Consulting Group
The youngest Briton to climb Mount Everest. An outstanding motivational speaker
Neuro-Scientist and Founder and CEO of Lab of Misfits Studio
Former COO of Google Europe and CEO AdParlour
'The new Sir Ranulph Fiennes' Inspirational young polar explorer
Captain of the Ireland Rugby team 2004-12
Pioneer in basejumping and wingsuit flying and is member of the RedBull team since 2000
Co-Founder of Facebook and Founder of My.barackobama.com
Former MD of GOOGLE Germany & Green-Tech expert
Executive Secretary UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) 2010-16
Entrepreneur, author and philanthropist
Professor of Strategic Innovation and International Management at London Business School
FinTech Entrepreneur and former Managing Director Google UK and Ireland
Adventurer, Author and Organiser Endurance Events
Inspirational Statesman
President & CEO, WWF Canada & 63rd Mayor of Toronto
One of Europe's most experienced business leaders
Founder of Facebook’s Politics and Government Division; Founder of the Conversational Century
Political Poet and Writer
Survivor of the Andes air disaster
French politician, founder of Korelya Capital and former magistrate at the French Court of Auditors
President of France 2012-17
South African former rugby player
Business Creativity, Change and Global Mindset
Global Leadership Expert
Renowned Indian business leader and former Executive Director, Tata
Award-Winning Designer, Professor & Founder of iGNITIATE
Renowned Expert on Leadership, Innovation and Branding
CEO Borussia Dortmund
Former two term Prime Minister of New Zealand and Administrator of the UN Development Programme
Former First President of the European Council and Former Prime Minister of Belgium
Colombian senator (1998-2000) anti-corruption activist and an example of courage and survival.
Former CEO Google and GE, Spain and Portugal
Director General of the Danish Security and Intelligence Service (DSIS) from 2007-13
Bestselling Author and High Performance Expert
Boardroom/C-Suite Advisor & Global Business Rainmaker, Preeminent Next-Generation Leaders Mentor, Acclaimed Author, Leading Member of The B20 with The G20
One of the pioneers and builders of the Cirque du Soleil
Global Authority on Branding
Professor of Education and Criminology and Author of Pepperoni-Strategy
Founder of Solarcentury and SolarAid
Former Chief Executive of Shell
President of Barcelona Football Club 2003-10
Chairman of the National Express Group, previously Chairman of the Olympic Delivery Authority
Best-selling author, performance coach and writer
Inspiring Leadership Advisor to Chairmen, CEOs & Executive Teams
Former President of Bolivia
Led Porsche, BMW and CarsDirect.com to new levels of success
Social Activist and India's first and highest ranking woman officer in the Indian Police Service
Mayor of Berlin (2001-2014)
Chairman of IKEA Group, Former President and CEO of Tele2 AB
A Crisis Negotiator, formerly a Hostage Negotiator in the French Police Special Response Team RAID
Former Group President of Government of Singapore Investment Corporation (GIC) 2007-16
International aid worker, disaster management specialist, author
Former Chairman of Ferrari (1991-2014) and Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors of Alitalia
Global authority on HR, author of 'Hot Spots'
Co-founder of Netflix
Chairman Unilever
Nine-time Grand Prix winner and FIA World Endurance Champion
Recognized as the #1 Leadership Thinker in the World and the top 5 Management Thinker in 2015, as well as one of the top ten Most-Influential Business Thinkers in the World
Mayor of Oklahoma City
Founder of Egg and First Direct
Overcame blindness to achieve astonishing personal feats
Deputy Chairman of The Kanoo Group, one of the largest independent, family owned, group of companies in the Gulf region
Founder of Grameen Bank, Nobel Peace Prize winner
Award Winning Arab Entrepreneur
Co-founder and Chairman of Infosys, former 'World Entrepreneur of the Year'
Transform your organisation by turning set-backs and barriers into opportunities and cultivate a mind-set that focuses on No Barriers ~ Only Solutions!
Senior Vice President Virgin Hyperloop One
A globally recognised expert within the HR and Learning and Development profession with experience spanning three decades
Former Formula One champion and founder of Lauda Air
Mindful Leadership Expert
Head, Mission Operations Department at European Space Operations Centre, European Space Agency
British Ambassador to the United States
The world's most famous referee
CEO, National Intelligence Grid
Director of Engineering, Machine Intelligence, Google
Special Assistant to President Barack Obama
Adventurer, explorer, author and one of the greatest climbers in the world
Visionary leader with employee-centric approach to management
Founder of the Virgin Group
Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Europe 2010-14
Expert in Communications, Public Leadership and Trust, and author of 'Trust Me, PR is Dead'
Transportation entrepreneur and leader in new technology
Former CEO Mitie Group plc and first Asian woman to be a FTSE 250 CEO
Britain's First Muslim Government Minister
Leads the commercial team at Virgin Galactic
Acclaimed figure on a broad range of global maritime-related topics
Professor of Educational Technology
Director of Innovation for IBM Norway
First British European Space Agency astronaut to live on board the International Space Station
Record-breaking polar explorer and mountaineer
Author Leadership Dubai Style
Founder of Air Asia
The Turnaround CEO - Shifting Power to the Employees for outstanding performance
Described by the convenors of Australia Top 16 as The World's youngest and most impressive public speaker
Chairman of the Munich Security Conference
Founding Dean of the largest and leading business school in China, Xiang has played an important role in developing China’s management education sector.