Stéphane Garelli is a Professor at both the International Institute for Management Development (IMD), one of the world’s leading business schools, and at the University of Lausanne. He is also a director of IMD’s World Competitiveness Center where his research focuses on how nations and enterprises compete on International markets.
Tony Fernandes is Group CEO of Air Asia, an entrepreneur who introduced Asia’s first budget no-frills airline, AirAsia, with the tagline “Now everyone can fly”. The fact that the airline launched shortly after September 11, in 2001 lead many to believe it could never succeed. But as he tells his audiences, his mottos are “Believe the Unbelievable, Dream the Impossible and Don’t Take No for An Answer”.
Professor Gareth Jones is a keynote speaker whose career has spanned both the academic and business worlds. His research interests are in organisational design, culture, leadership and change. His insightful talks on business change and turnaround are fascinating, talking about the attributes that make a good leader and explaining why good leadership is “what works for you”.
Gerd Leonhard is one of the world’s leading futurists in the Media, Telecom, Technology, Marketing and Communication industries. A dynamic and cutting edge speaker, he brings real world examples from around the globe to his visually exciting presentations. His expertise is as much in demand among executives and organisations as a mentor, strategy session facilitator and in-house futurist. As well as his speaking and consulting he has also recently launched a new web-tv channel called Meeting of the Minds (www.meetingoftheminds.tv) in which he interviews other leading future-thinkers.
Frank Gardner OBE is the BBC’s fulltime security correspondent who in 2004 was left paralyzed after being shot six times at close range by a gunman in Saudi Arabia. His story is as uplifting as his knowledge of international terrorism is deep.
Frank Gardner is the BBC’s fulltime security correspondent reporting for TV and radio on issues of both domestic and international security, notably on Al Qaeda related terrorism.