Greg Dyke was appointed Chairman of the British Film Institute in 2008. He was previously Director General of the BBC where he started four new digital television channels, five new digital radio channels, opened two new BBC regions, launched the BBC's interactive television services and helped create Freeview.
Florence Eid-Oakden is the Founder & CEO of Arabia Monitor, a research and advisory firm focused on the Middle East & North Africa (MENA) region. Previously, Florence was Vice President and Senior Economist for MENA at JPMorgan and Professor of Finance and Economics at the American University of Beirut.
Andreas Ekström focuses on the Digital Revolution seen from the role of a futurist looking at all disciplines of society. He is a senior writer at the Swedish newspaper Sydsvenskan and an author of several books. In his acclaimed volume 'The Google Code' his journalistic curiosity turns towards the growing influence of Google in our society.
Keren Elazari is an internationally celebrated researcher, author and speaker on all matters related to cybersecurity and hacker culture. Her research and writing about security has been featured in Scientific American, WIRED and CNN.
Stella English is instantly recognisable as the 6th winner of the BBC series The Apprentice. The majority of her career was spent working on City trading floors where she rose the ladder into Senior Management and became fully qualified to trade securities and derivatives.
Porter Erisman is a leading expert on E-commerce with more than 20 years of experience working in China and an Entrepreneur. He is also the Former Vice-President at Alibaba Group, China's internet giant, an award-winning film producer and author.
As High Commissioner for the Spain Brand since 2012, Carlos Espinosa's main objective is to improving Spain’s image abroad and promoting it internationally through public and private events. He was Vice-President of Inditex, one of the world's largest fashion retailers and advisor to Acciona S.A., a Spanish conglomerate dedicated to engineering, construction and infrastructure. He was President and CEO of Daimler Chrysler Spain for 20 years and Chief Executive Officer for Mercedes Benz Spain.
Kevin Eyres is the former Managing Director of Linkedin Europe and Talent Champion for the Tech City Investment Organisation. At LinkedIn he led their highly successful European growth strategy. He is the founder of GreyBella Ventures and board director of several companies.
Dr. Marc Faber is a leading investment advisor and fund manager. He is probably best known as the publisher of a widely read monthly investment newsletter The Gloom, Boom and Doom an in depth economic and financial report which highlights unusual investment opportunities.
Jo Fairley is co-founder of the pioneering organic chocolate company Green & Black's, which has gone from a niche organic and Fairtrade brand to a global chocolate name. Recently, Green & Black's was voted 'Coolest Food Brand in the UK' for the fifth year running, by Coolbrands.
Australian multi-millionaire Richard is a full time "business angel" who has possibly invested in more new UK companies than any other British investor. With a penchant for private equity investment in young high growth technology startups, the list of companies he has invested in reads like the Who's Who of the UK tech companies.
Sir Tom Farmer is the former Chairman and Chief Executive of Kwik-Fit Holdings Plc, the largest independent retail organization of tyres and exhausts in Europe. Sir Tom now oversees a portfolio of retailing, commercial property and other investments including new business start-ups.
Niall Ferguson is one of our most influential commentators on Geopolitics and the Global Economy. Niall is the Milbank Family Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University, and a Senior Fellow of the Center for European Studies, Harvard, where he served for twelve years as the Laurence A. Tisch Professor of History.
Christiana Figueres was Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change 2010-2016. She is currently the convener of Mission 2020, a global initiative that seeks to ensure the world bends the curve on greenhouse gas emissions by 2020 in order to protect the most vulnerable from the worst impacts of climate change and usher in an era of stability and prosperity.
José María Figueres served as President of Costa Rica and created a comprehensive national development strategy combining sound macroeconomic policies, strategic investments in human development, and a strong alliance with nature.
Joschka Fischer is a Senior Strategic Counsel at ASG, where he advises clients on issues relating to Germany and the European Union from his Berlin office. Mr. Fischer served as Minister and Vice Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany from 1998 to 2005.
Roger Flynn is a recognised CEO and leader in transformation change having driven change in global organisations including Virgin, British Airways, Prudential and the BBC. He is now Chairman and investor in several media, travel and technology businesses.
Carl Fogarty MBE is a Superbike legend and arguably the best ever motorbike rider from Britain. He is the most successful World Superbike racer having won 59 victories and four World Superbike Championships. Now retired, he is renowned for his high corner speed riding style, combined with an aggressive competitiveness.
Anja Förster is a bestselling author, management consultant and one of today's savviest business authorities on reinventing the logic of how business gets done. She is a member of the Top 100 Jury, an initiative that awards the Best Innovator prize in Germany. Anja also lectures at the ZfU International Business School in Switzerland.
Jane Frankland is the Founder of Cyber Security Capital, a training and consulting company. Working with a wide range of clients from leaders at listed multinationals and fast-growth start-ups to practitioners, consultants and subject matter experts. IFSEC Global named her as one of the world's top twenty influencers.
Mark Fritz is an "International", having lived and worked across the world (Singapore, Egypt, Netherlands, Italy, Japan, UK and the USA), and now lives in London. He has led international business operations and business model development across the world.
Allister Frost is the founder of Wild Orange Media where he helps businesses adapt to our rapidly changing world. He is a specialist in emerging and future online marketing techniques and works across many industries helping marketers stay abreast of technological advances to develop future-ready capabilities.
Nick Fry is the Former CEO of the Mercedes AMG Formula One Team and Founder of advisory firm Stonehaven Partners. He currently is the Head of Commercial Strategy at FNATIC, where Nick will help the leading global esports brand into the next phase of its growth which will expand upon the esports giant's global footprint.
Ashley Galina Dudarenok is a well-known marketing thought leader, LinkedIn Top Voice in marketing, an Asia-Pacific Top 25 Innovator and made Thinkers50's Radar Class of 2021 as a China digital marketing and trend guru. She has lived and worked in Greater China for over 15 years and is your go-to person for everything related to China marketing.
Mark Gallagher has spent the last 15 years as a senior executive within the management of Jordan Grand Prix, Red Bull Racing and Cosworth. Today Mark heads a sports investment group and sits on the board of Status Grand Prix which he co-founded in 2005.
Christian Gansch is a highly respected conductor and a renowned management consultant. With two distinct perspectives of the musical world, as a musician and as a manager, he has been able to create a unique coaching concept, which demonstrates the similarities between orchestras and company structures.
Pau Garcia-Milà is a serial entrepreneur and communicator who created at age 17 his first company, eyeOS, which was later acquired by Telefónica. He also founded Ideafoster (acquired by Canvia, a portfolio company of Advent International), and StepsLife, a mobile app to store early memories for babies and children.
Stéphane Garelli is a world authority on competitiveness and has pioneered research and the theory in this field. He is Professor Emeritus at IMD Lausanne, where he has founded the World Competitiveness Center, he is also Professor Emeritus of World Competitiveness at the University of Lausanne.
Having charted the spectacular transformation of Europe over the last quarter century, his work focuses on the emerging geopolitical triangle between Europe, the United States and Asia, and on how we can avoid a "Clash of Civilizations" with Islam.
Kevin Gaskell is one of the outstanding leaders of his generation, an expert at leading teams and businesses from adversity to success, or on to further success. He has founded and created international businesses and led management teams in companies seeking new success.
Bob Geldof KBE is best known for organising the 2005 Live 8 and 1985 Live Aid benefit concerts. A self-styled campaigner he is tremendously well informed on a broad range of global and national issues. He is also a proven businessman and is co-founder of Ten Alps a successful production company.
Marco Gercke is a global thinker and writer focussing on Global Security and Cybersecurity. For more than ten years he has advised governments, international organisations and the private sector. He is Director of the Cybercrime Research Institute, an independent global think tank dealing with legal aspects.
Dan Germain is Head of Today at Apple EMEIA - Apple's latest experiential marketing strategy focused on creating customer experiences in-store. Rather like a market square, the idea is to "have hands" on product demonstrations and learning experiences. Dan was previously Head of Brand & Creative at Innocent Drinks.
Pankaj Ghemawat is one of the new generation management gurus who throws new light on corporate behaviour and particularly its global aspect. He is Professor of Management and Strategy at the Stern School, New York and Professor of Global Strategy at the IESE Business School.
Barry Gibbons earned the title of 'Turnaround Champ' from Fortune Magazine thanks to his phenomenal success in boosting Burger King's fortunes. Within a year of taking on the role, Burger King was opening two new restaurants a day around the world.
Rowan Gibson, an international best-selling author, is widely recognised as one of the world's foremost thought leaders on business strategy and innovation. The media have labelled him "Mr. Innovation", "the Innovation Grandmaster", "the W. Edwards Deming of innovation" and "a guru among the gurus".
Adrian Gilpin is the founder and driving force behind the Institute of Human Development. Adrian's work in the field of leadership development and peak performance coaching is rapidly becoming recognised by business leaders as cutting-edge.
Nancy Giordano is a strategic futurist with a drive to help enterprise organizations and visionary leaders transform to meet the escalating expectations ahead. Recognised as one of the world's top female futurists, she has spent her career building, shaping and evolving a portfolio of $50 billion worth of major global brands.
Martin Glenn is a veteran of industry and has built up a reputation for making well-loved British brands more dynamic, competitive and international in their reach. Martin is the CEO of the Football Association and prior to this he was the CEO of United Biscuits. He has worked on some of the UK & Europe's biggest Food Brands in the last 30 years.
Seth Godin, a true agent of change, is world-renowned for his innovative marketing strategies. He focuses on the post-industrial revolution, the way ideas spread, leadership and most of all change. Seth also founded two companies, Squidoo and Yoyodyne (acquired by Yahoo!).
Vijay Govindarajan is widely regarded as one of the world's leading experts on strategy and innovation. Vijay, a The New York Times and Wall Street Journal, Best Selling author, is the Coxe Distinguished Professor at Dartmouth College's Tuck School of Business and the Marvin Bower Fellow at Harvard Business School.
Patrick Grant is a Creative Director and the co-presenter of BBC's Great British Sewing Bee. He has been named in Esquire Magazine's Most Stylish Man in the World. In 2009 he re-launched the historic British sporting and military tailoring house of E. Tautz as a men's ready to wear collection.
Dr. Lynda Gratton is a Professor of Management Practice at London Business School where she directs 'Human Resource Strategy in Transforming Companies' - considered the world's leading programme on human resources. She is also the founder of Hot Spots Movement and since 2008 she has led the Future of Work Research Consortium.
Baroness Susan Greenfield CBE, is a British scientist specialising in the physiology of the brain, Susan researches the impact of 21st century technologies on the mind, how the brain generates consciousness and novel approaches to neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's.
Sunny Grosso has spent a colourful career building relationship, from sake trainings in California to coaching teams around the world. Sunny joined Delivering Happiness to build and expand the coaching team. She now holds the role of Coaching & Culture Chief, leading the team to create more successful companies through sustainable workplace change and the science of happiness.
Murat Günak was Head of Design at leading automotive companies, such as Peugeot, DaimlerChrysler and Volkswagen as well as Skoda and Bentley. He is currently the CEO of Mindset, an innovative idea company in Switzerland. Since 2007, he has been devoting himself primarily to the development of vehicles with electric drive.
Dr. Anil K. Gupta is widely recognised as one of the world's leading experts on strategy, globalisation and emerging markets. He is the Michael Dingman Chair in Strategy and Entrepreneurship at the University of Maryland. He is also a Visiting Professor of Strategy at INSEAD and chief advisor to the China India Institute.
Sophie Hackford is a futurist whose research entails meeting weirdos and troublemakers in off-the-beaten-track labs, makerspaces and garages around the globe. As part of her research, she consults for exec teams and boards of large companies on understanding the explosive new technologies defining the new economy.
A Monaco based entrepreneur of Greek-Cypriot origin, Stelios stepped back from the board of EasyJet in 2010. True to his beliefs in serial entrepreneurship, he consolidated the ownership of the easy brand into easyGroup, comprising several easy-branded businesses - all dedicated to offering consumers more value for less.
Liam Halligan is a prestigious economist, writer, and broadcaster with extensive business experience. He is best known for his weekly Economics Agenda column in The Sunday Telegraph which enjoys a large international following and has been recognised with a highly-coveted British Press Award.
Monty Halls is an author, expedition leader, motivational coach, biologist, television presenter, company director and filmmaker. After five solid years on the road filming series for BBC2, and after the success of Fisherman's Apprentice in early 2012, Monty settled in Dartmouth, Devon to set up his own eco-tourism business.
Gary Hamel is one of the world's most influential and iconoclastic business thinkers. He has worked with leading companies across the globe. He has been on the faculty of the London Business School for more than 30 years and is the Director of the Management Innovation eXchange.
As faster technological innovation, globalization and the environmental challenge continue to be priorities, Ray is one of a few commentators equipped to explain how these massive challenges will affect our futures, the way we do business and the far reaching implications socially, economically and politically.
Sir Stuart Hampson spent 12 years as a civil servant before joining the John Lewis Partnership where he was Chairman for 14 years. During which he presided modernisations, oversaw huge expansions, modernised outlets and increased the range of products without sacrificing the partnership ethos.
Rahaf Harfoush is a Strategist, Digital Anthropologist, and Best-Selling Author who focuses on the intersections between emerging technology, innovation, and digital culture. She is the Executive Director of the Red Thread Institute of Digital Culture and teaches 'Innovation & Emerging Business Models' at Sciences Politique's school of Management and Innovation in Paris.
Mike Harris, a true innovator and the legendary Founder of EGG plc, was also the Executive Chairman of Garlik which won the prestigious BT Flagship Award for innovation in 2008. Mike also mentors SME owners and entrepreneurs interested in developing and funding ideas and accelerating growth.
Jim Harris is one of North America's foremost, authors and thinkers on change and leadership. His best-selling book 'Blindsided!' presents a series of tools, techniques and strategies to help business leaders identify trends earlier and more accurately predict their impact.
Gabrielle Hase is a London based digital commerce strategy consultant. An experienced and innovative entrepreneur, Gabrielle has broad experience in all aspects of eCommerce, direct marketing and strategic brand management.
Sahar Hashemi is a powerful authority on innovation and entrepreneurial mindset who shares with the audience her captivating personal stories of building two famous brands; Coffee Republic and Skinny Candy. Sahar was awarded an OBE 'for services to the UK Economy and to charity' in the 2012 Birthday Honours list.
Joe Haslam is the Chairman of Hot Hotels, a sameday only hotel booking smartphone App offering Hotels from 30 Countries and 201 cities in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Asia and Latin America. He is also the Executive Director of the Owners and Entrepreneurs Management Program at the IE Business School in Madrid.
Laurent Haug is an innovator, entrepreneur, observer, strategist, creative matchmaker and investor guiding industry leaders, start-ups and policy makers through the intricacies of emerging technologies and the larger social and economic changes that shape them.
Sir John Hegarty is the inspirational co-founder of Bartle Bogle Hegarty (BBH). He is a creative genius with a deserved reputation for developing brilliant ideas for brands. Together with Spark Ventures CEO Tom Teichman, Sir John launched, The Garage, London's latest incubator space for early stage startups.
Wayne Hemingway is an international and award winning designer with strong ethical and social values. He is the Designer and Founder of the Red or Dead fashion label and is currently Partner at Hemingway Design. Wayne has worked with local authorities to regenerate their housing stock, both in urban and coastal communities.
Lindsay Herbert is the author of Digital Transformation, a Bloomsbury business book that has received international praise for its practical framework on how to drive major change through innovation at enterprise scale.
Robert Herjavec is an entrepreneur, technology leader, motivator and author. In 2003 he founded Herjavec Group, and it quickly became one of North America's fastest growing technology companies. Today, Herjavec Group is recognised as a global leader in information security.
Noreena Hertz is a renowned thought leader and economist with an impressive track record in predicting global trends. In 2017 Noreena launched her own show MegaHertz:London Calling on Sirius XM in the US, providing insights and analysis on what is happening in Europe and also a European take on what is happening in the US.
Philip Hesketh built an acclaimed £48m business in 17 consecutive years of growth and now shares the psychology of influence and persuasion as a full-time professional speaker. Setting Philip apart are his trademark 50 Killer Questions and authentic, battle-tested takeaways transforming lives.
William Higham is one of the world's leading futurists and strategy experts. He helps organizations to understand how tomorrow's Smart Consumers will think, feel, behave and how they can benefit from this in their business. His expertise comes from 20 years' consumer experience for companies such as Sony, Virgin and Universal.
Miles Hilton-Barber has had the privilege of speaking at over 950 corporate events in 74 countries. Since the age of 50, he has set numerous world records undertaking extreme events across all seven continents including mountaineering, power-boat racing, scuba-diving, motor and supersonic flying amongst other achievements.
Peter Hinssen is one of Europe's thought leaders on the impact of technology on our society. He has moved on from a deep passion for all things technology to believing that digital is 'merely' a spark, an enabler and that networks are the true drivers of progress.
Professor Vlatka Hlupic is an award winning international thought leader, with an interdisciplinary educational background and several strands of her career. She is a Professor of Business and Management at the University of Westminster, a former Adjunct Faculty at London Business School and Founder and Chief Executive Officer of the Drucker Society in London.
In 1998 Brent Hoberman co-founded lastminute.com, UK's most successful ecommerce travel company. He was CEO until 2006 and then became the chairman and chief strategic officer. He admits to being bitten by the entrepreneurial bug and has founded or backed a number of other companies since lastminute.com.
A senior leader at British Airways and the loyalty management company Airmiles in both New York and London, he became a pioneer of corporate mentoring in Europe. Larry has been the personal mentor to many global Chief Executives.
Marga Hoek is the international business and thought leader on sustainable business and capital and the shift form the linear economy to a circle economy. She has gained recognition over the years as a successful and innovative business leader in various CEO and executive roles. Thinkers50 has incorporated her in their radar 2019 list.
John Hofmeister is a key member of the United States Energy Security Council. He is a business leader who has participated in the inner workings of multiple industries for over 35 years, and has also held C-level positions in GE, Nortel and AlliedSignal. After retiring from Shell he founded and still heads a not-for-profit Energy Company.
Marc Hogan's growing reputation as an expert in the fields of communication and sales has led him to become one of the most sought after speakers. He has inspired audiences to seek out opportunities, tackle challenges and improve their communication and influencing skills.
Nicola Horlick is CEO of Money&Co, a crowdfunding business aiming to connect investors looking for a better rate of interest on their cash, with businesses seeking finance to grow. Nicola is also Chairman of Rockpool Investments LLP which raises private equity for companies.
Steve Howard is a leading sustainable business professional and is a recognised authority on sustainability and climate change. Steve was Chief Sustainability Officer at IKEA Group and served on IKEA's Executive Group Management from 2011-2017.
Chas Howes served as Chief Financial Officer of SuperGroup, the company behind the phenomenally successful retail brand, SuperDry. Chas helped grow the company from a handful of stores to over 200 outlets, increasing turnover from £41million to £314million, managing its IPO and achieving FTSE 250 status within one year.
Sir Chris Hoy MBE is GB's most successful Olympic athlete of all time, with six gold medals and one silver. Sir Chris won his last two gold medals at London 2012 and then retired from competitive cycling in 2013. Subsequently Chris has successfully made the transition into the business world with the launch of his bike range HOY Bikes.
"Great Britain's most successful Olympian in 2012"
Arianna Huffington is the founder of The Huffington Post, the founder and CEO of Thrive Global, and the author of 15 books, including, most recently, 'Thrive' and 'The Sleep Revolution'. She has been named in Time Magazine's list of the world's 100 most influential people and the Forbes Most Powerful Women list.
Justin Hughes founded Mission Excellence on leaving the RAF in 2002. Mission Excellence is an organisational performance consultancy focused on the development of outstanding leadership, teamwork and execution skills in corporate teams.
Paul Hughes is an internationally renowned top professional keynote speaker on Growth with a unique speaking style. Paul is leading a movement that is driven by his formula for success: the Circle of Growth.
Dan Hunt was previously Sports Director for Team Sky, Race Coach for SKY Pro-Cycling Team and formerly Great Britain's National Endurance Coach for the Track. Dan joined GB Snowsport from the Premier League where he was Head of Elite Performance. He leads the performance strategy for GB Snowsport across all disciplines.
Alex Hunter is a company incubator, angel investor, and branding expert. He is also a noted public speaker, appearing at events all over the world such as ad:tech, Future of Web Apps, Thinking Digital, Marketing 2.0, iStrategy, Tech4Africa, MARKA and Internet World.
David Hurst specialises in crisis and renewal. He spent twenty-five years working in the corporate world as an effective manager and extracted from his experience some highly innovative ideas about leadership and the dynamics of change.
Stefan Hyttfors focuses on disruptive technologies, behavioural change and next generation leadership. His work tackles global opportunities and global challenges. Stefan believes that the future is not to be predicted, it is to be created.
Herminia Ibarra is the Cora Chaired Professor of leadership and learning, and Professor of organizational behaviour at INSEAD. Prior to joining INSEAD she served on the Harvard Business School faculty for thirteen years. Thinkers 50 ranked Herminia #9 among the most influential business gurus in the world.
Dr Mo Ibrahim is the Founder of Celtel International and one of Africa's most successful business leaders. Originally from Sudan and educated in the Middle East and the United Kingdom, Dr Ibrahim is a respected global expert in mobile communications with a distinguished academic and business career.
Anders Indset is one of the world's leading business philosophers. He is the co-founder of the management think tank 'ShapingWork' where he has outlined a new academic approach that combines practical, applicable philosophy with best practices from leadership, management and execution.
Wolfgang Ischinger is the Chairman of the Munich Security Conference and Global Head of Government Relations, Allianz SE, Munich. From 1998 to 2000 he was Deputy Foreign Minister in Berlin, then German Ambassador to the US and later to the UK.
Otmar Issing is a leading monetary economist and one of Europe's most influential central bankers. He has played a key role since the ECB was established in the late 1990s as the central bank of Europe's monetary union.
Shivvy Jervis has been voted as one of the 'most creative thinkers in tech'. A four-time award winning trends forecaster and founder of ambitious forecasting lab FutureScape 248, Shivvy is cited by the World Economic Forum as 'a thought leader beyond compare'.
Luke Johnson is currently Chairman of Risk Capital Partners Ltd, a private equity company. He is also the owner of several other companies including Giraffe Restaurants, Patisserie Valerie and APT Controls. He is also Chairman of Fast Track, the UK's leading networking events and research company.
Michael Johnson is a 200m and 400m sprinting legend. The dual event world champion won a spectacular 19 international gold medals. He retired from sports in 2000 and created various business ventures, including a company that provides training and consulting to athletes and sports teams all over the world.
Lord Jones is one of the world's most acclaimed business commentators. As Director-General of the CBI, he became well known for his candid visions for business and as Minister of Trade and Investment he changed the way UK Trade and Investment was perceived, expanding into all major international markets.
Jørgen Christian Juul is an entrepreneur with extensive experience holding executive positions in listed companies and other corporate organisations. He served as Executive Chairman at Wallmob, which he founded, operated, and sold to the Nordic IT Conglomerate Visma.
Dr. Michio Kaku is one of the most widely recognised scientists in the world today. A theoretical physicist, futurist and Professor of theoretical physics, Michio is the co-founder of string field theory and continues Einstein's search for a "Theory of Everything".
Anatole Kaletsky has written for The Economist, The Financial Times and The Times of London before joining Reuters in 2012. Anatole is also chief economist of GaveKal Dragonomics, a Hong Kong-based group that provides investment analysis to 800 investment institutions around the world and manages US $ 500m of client funds.
Russell Kane is an award-winning stand-up, writer and performer. Winning the two biggest awards in comedy, the Edinburgh Comedy Award and Australia's Barry Award, Russell has cemented his name in the industry.