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.
Ben Jeffries is an Award-winning entrepreneur, specialising in influencer marketing and social media. He is the 25-year-old CEO and co-founder of 'Influencer', a global leader in influencer marketing. Influencer's unique technology provides global advertisers with the ability to succeed on social, with scalable workflows and actionable insights.
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'.
Edleen John is an award-winning business leader and consultant on diversity, inclusion and culture in organisations. She currently serves as the International Relations, Corporate Affairs and Co-Partner for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Director at the Football Association.
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.
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.
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.
John Kao, dubbed "Mr. Creativity" and "a serial innovator" by The Economist, is a leading authority on innovation, business creativity, organizational transformation and emerging technologies. John is passionate about how leaders learn to innovate, and he has taught extensively in both public and private sectors.
"The innovation Sherpa"US Government
Sony Kapoor is an influential economist, financial sector expert and development practitioner. Sony advises central banks, large investors, European governments, developing economies and multilateral institutions on Economic Strategy and Financial Policy.
Bindi Karia is passionate about all things start-up in Europe and connecting the dots between
Investors, Founders, Corporates and Government. She is the founder of a Boutique Advisory Firm, bindi ventures, focused on advising and connecting across four core Innovation pillars for commercial success.
Garry Kasparov is widely considered the greatest chess player that ever lived. He is the founder and inspiration behind the Kasparov Chess Foundation whose mission is to introduce chess into the educational system worldwide. He is also a writer and political activist and a regular contributor to the Wall Street Journal.
Nisha Katona is a dedicated curry evangelist and founder of Mowgli Street Food. Nisha has appeared in various television programmes including Channel 4's Sunday Brunch and a regular slot on ITV's Lorraine in which she demonstrates her fool proof, simple recipes with ease and an infectious passion for her food.
Guy Kawasaki was the chief evangelist of Apple and a trustee of the Wikimedia Foundation. Guy is the chief evangelist of Canva, an online graphic design tool. He is a brand ambassador for Mercedes-Benz and an executive fellow of the Haas School of Business (UC Berkeley).
Spencer Kelly is a respected technology presenter and computer scientist who's been in the business for over 20 years. After a seven-year stint as a breakfast radio host, Spencer joined the BBC as a Presenter on Click and has travelled the world to seek out not only the most advanced tech but simple devices which make a huge difference.
Laurence Kemball-Cook is the award-winning founder and CEO of Pavegen Systems, an innovative clean-technology company. A strong believer of the impact of disruptive technologies, he is a regular commentator on technology and entrepreneurship events.
Dr. Ayesha Khanna is Co-Founder and CEO of ADDO AI, an artificial intelligence (AI) solutions firm and incubator. She has been a strategic advisor on artificial intelligence, smart cities and fintech to leading corporations and governments.
W. Chan Kim is the Co-Director of the INSEAD Blue Ocean Strategy Institute, Professor of Strategy and International Management, and the Boston Consulting Group Bruce D. Henderson Chair Professor of International Management at INSEAD, France.
Lord King was Governor of the Bank of England and Chairman of its Monetary Policy Committee from 2003 to 2013. He steered the Bank of England through the deepest financial crisis and together with other central bankers, Lord King prevented a great depression by creating economic stability in the banking sector.
Brett King is a best-selling author, a well-known industry commentator, the host of the BREAKING BANK$ radio show on Voice America, and the founder of the revolutionary mobile-based banking service Moven. King was voted as American Banker's Innovator of the Year in 2012.
Kanya King is an internationally renowned entrepreneur. Today the MOBO awards is one of the most televised urban music awards shows in the world reaching over 400 million viewers in 200 countries. The MOBO platform has helped launch many of today's biggest international musical talents and is an iconic platform.
Justin King served as CEO of J Sainsbury for a decade. At the time one of the youngest CEOs in FTSE 100 history, Justin's time in charge is seen as one of the great success stories of modern British business. He's now vice-chair of private equity firm Terra Firma overseeing a portfolio that stretches from cinema chains to garden centres.
Anne Lise Kjaer is the CEO and Founder of Kjaer Global. She utilises her design background to predict and simplify the complex trends of future, business and innovation. An expert in business branding and embracing change, Anne-Lise can guide any organisation through turbulent times.
Jonas Kjellberg, founding creator of Skype is co-founder of Gear Up, a framework to help people to transform ideas into a high-potential venture in real time. He is also the CEO of Gourmetli which disrupts the existing food industry by connecting buyers and sellers of locally produced delights and global gourmet specialties.
Joshua Klein is a fervent hacker who will hack anything that moves. His latest project, though charmingly low-tech, has amazing implications for the human-animal interface. Right now, he is working at Frog Design as a Principal Technologist, while developing mobile/social applications, health care-related systems and other tools that improve people's lives.
Christian Koeck is a visionary in health policy and management. A regular contributor to national and international industry journals addressing a range of healthcare issues, he is firmly committed to improving the quality of healthcare throughout the world.
Fred Kofman, Ph.D. is Axialent's co-founder and President, EVP of Development at LinkedIn and President of Conscious Business Center International. He is also a "influencer" of LinkedIn and one of the most widely read columnists.
Thomas R. Köhler is an internationally recognized expert on Digital Trans-formation and Cybersecurity. He is the founder and initiator of various IT companies holds a patent in IT Security and advises leading companies in the automotive sector, financial services, retail and telecommunication.
Rem Koolhaas is a Dutch architect, architectural theorist, urbanist and Professor in the Practice of Architecture and Urban Design at the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University, USA. Koolhaas is the founding partner of OMA and AMO a think tank focused on social, economic and technological issues.
John C. Kornblum was the US Ambassador to Germany from 1997 until 2001. He has been the special envoy for the Dayton Peace Agreement. Since the end of his service as US Ambassador to Germany, he was Chairman of Lazard & Co. Germany and serves on the supervisory board of ThyssenKrupp Technologies AG and Bayer AG.
The prolific author of many definitive marketing reference works, Professor Philip Kotler is widely regarded as the world's leading expert on strategic marketing. In 2008, the Wall Street Journal listed him as the 6th most influential person on business thinking.
Bryan Kramer is a renowned business strategist. As former President and Co-Owner of PureMatter, a Silicon Valley global marketing agency since 2001, he sparked the Human-to-Human H2H movement that set out to humanize business through simpler communication, empathy, and celebrating our imperfections.
Matthias Kröner is a highly respected thought leader within the global financial services community. He has built bridges between the traditional banking world and FinTech-powered digital banking platforms. The tech enthusiast has co-founded two digital banks.
Rémi Krug is a tireless ambassador for the House of Krug, whose passion for his craft and pride in his remarkable product remain undiminished. He recently founded RK Conseil, a consultancy aimed at sharing his particular experiences in the luxury goods world and assisting others to explore value creation by "learning from luxury".
Ray Kurzweil has been described as "the restless genius" by The Wall Street Journal, and "the ultimate thinking machine" by Forbes. Inc. magazine ranked him #8 among entrepreneurs in the USA, calling him the "rightful heir to Thomas Edison, America"
Ricardo Lagos is a lawyer, economist and social democrat politician, who served as President of Chile from 2000 to 2006. Since 2007 he has served as a Special Envoy on Climate Change for the United Nations. He inaugurated his own foundation in 2006 called Democracia y Desarrollo ("Democracy and Development") in Santiago.
Sir Richard Lambert served as Director General of the CBI, the most influential business group in the UK, during a period including the banking collapse and global recession. Previously he was Editor-in-Chief of the Financial Times. He also chaired the independent Banking Standards Review Council.
Martha Lane Fox, a leading entrepreneur and champion of digital inclusion, is well-known as the co-founder of Lastminute.com. She is currently founder and executive chair of Doteveryone.org.uk, a charity fighting for a fairer internet. Martha is also non-executive director of Twitter and a crossbench peer in the House of Lords.
Jaron Lanier is one of most celebrated technology writers in the world, and is known for charting a humanistic approach to technology appreciation and criticism. Often associated with Virtual Reality research, he coined the term 'Virtual Reality' and in the early 1980s founded VPL Research, the first company to sell VR products.
Bas Lansdorp has a passion for ambitious projects. He is co-founder and CEO of Mars One, a Dutch foundation that aims to land the first humans on Mars in 2032. To prepare for this settlement, the first unmanned mission is scheduled to depart in 2022.
Jim Lawless is one of the most inspirational and highly sought-after business speakers in Europe. He is the only authority on change and personal development to have put his life on the line to prove his theories. As CEO of Taming Tigers, Jim has advised companies globally on creating organisational Cultural Change and elite teams.
Graeme Leach is CEO & Chief Economist of 'Macronomics', a, geopolitical, macroeconomic and future megatrends research consultancy launched in 2016. He has worked globally, acting as the figurehead for 35,000 international business leaders.
Judith Leary-Joyce is an authority in the area of Personal Development, Confidence Building, Talent Development, Inspirational Manager and Employer of Choice, she uses both her speaking and facilitation skills to deliver an engaging and uplifting presentation.
In 1995, Nick Leeson's unchecked risk-taking caused the sensational collapse of Barings Bank. He was sentenced to a six-and-a-half-year jail sentence in a Singaporean jail, in conditions that defy belief. Whilst in prison he was diagnosed with cancer but recovered against all the odds, determined to begin a new life.
Allan Leighton is a highly successful entrepreneurial businessman, widely regarded as one of the UK's top business leaders. He is currently Deputy Chairman of Selfridges & Co, George Weston Ltd and Loblaw Companies Ltd; and Non Executive Director of BSkyB Group plc. He is Patron of Breast Cancer Care.
Carl Leighton-Pope has carved a successful business career as an entrepreneur in the dynamic yet demanding worlds of music and entertainment. From the early 70s through to the present, Leighton-Pope has always been at the forefront of the music business and at various times has been agent for many leading performers.
Patrick Lencioni is the Founder of The Table Group, a consulting firm that specialises in executive team development and organizational health. Recognised as a true pioneer in leadership and business, Patrick Lencioni is a New York Times best-selling author.
Jay Leno hosted the Tonight Show until 2014. In 2009 he launched his own talk show, The Jay Leno Show on NBC. He had - and has - a colossal work ethic, one that has led to great success. One of the country's premier comedians, Jay has appeared in hundreds of comedy shows around the United States for the past 20 years.
Gerd Leonhard is a widely-known and top-rated futurist, Founder and CEO of the Futures Agency, a global network of over 30 leading futurists. He focusses on near-future, 'nowist' observations and actionable foresights in the sectors of humanity, society, business, media, technology and communications.
Uri Levine is a passionate serial entrepreneur and disruptor, co-founder of Waze, the world's largest driving traffic and navigation app. The app, now used by more than 250 million drivers around the globe, was acquired by Google in June of 2013 for $1.1 billion.
Magnus Lindkvist is a trendspotter and futurologist who weaves together the most important and exciting current trends to forecast what life, society and business might look like in the future. As a writer, Magnus Lindkvist is driven by a relentless curiosity about our mental space where the outside world collides with the human brain.
Martin Lindstrom is recognized as one of the world's leading business, branding, and culture transformation experts. His cutting-edge research in behavioural psychology and his New York Times-bestselling books are reshaping how organisations approach innovation, culture, and business transformation.
Tamara Lohan is the entrepreneur behind the 'aspirational but still accessible' travel brand Mr & Mrs Smith. Tamara, CTO of the company, leads the development team who power the cutting-edge technology behind the website, the booking engine and the iPhone app. She has also launched the brand extension Smith & Family - for family travel.
Rachel Lomax is a British economist who was the Deputy Governor of the Bank of England from 2003 until 2008. With her experience in the public and private sectors and a deep knowledge of UK government operations and financial system, Rachel joined the Board at HSBC in 2008, becoming a Senior Independent Director in 2015.
Bjørn Lomborg is President of the Copenhagen Consensus Center, a think-tank that researches the smartest ways to do good. For this work, he was named one of TIME magazine's 100 most influential people in the world. He is also a visiting Professor at Copenhagen Business School.
Gian Luigi Longinotti-Buitoni is the founder and CEO of LIFE Corporation which developed advanced technologies in the field of wearable electronics and sensors. Gian has led some of the world's most prestigious consumer products companies and has a remarkable ability to transform products like Ferrari into irresistible brands.
Roberta Lucca is Co-Founder and Chief Brand Officer at BAFTA-winning games company Bossa Studios. Her YouTube channel Beta Lucca, widens her support to aspiring entrepreneurs. Roberta has built and launched over 20 digital/mobile products, games, and brands.
Alastair Lukies CBE founded Monitise in 2003 and three years later it was recognised as a 'Technology Pioneer' by the World Economic Forum. He has a proven track record of turning visions and concepts into real businesses. In 2014, Alastair was appointed as a Business Ambassador for the financial services industry by the UK Government.
David MacLeod is co-Chair of the British Employee Engagement Task Force launched in 2011. In 2008 David and Nita Clarke were asked by the Government to produce a research paper on the importance of employee engagement and in 2009 his published work 'Engaging for Success' was described as the definitive work on this subject.
Bronwen Maddox is the Director of the Institute for Government, the leading think tank working to improve government, in making better decisions and implementing them. Previously Bronwen was Editor and Chief Executive of Prospect Magazine, the UK's leading current affairs and culture monthly title.
David Magliano MBE has led digital innovation across the Wizarding World franchise of Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts for Warner Bros.. Previously he was Managing Director of consumer revenue at the Guardian and was Director of marketing for both London's Olympic bid and England's failed bid for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
Christian Majgaard was LEGO's strategic brand and innovation wizard and global top executive in the 80's and 90's where he stood behind the creation of the LEGOLAND theme parks, Mindstorms robots, the Harry Potter and StarWars licenses and many other marketing successes.
Jo Malone CBE has been described as an 'English scent maverick' and the woman responsible for creating some of the world's most loved fragrances. She launched her brand Jo Loves in 2011 and opened the first Jo Loves boutique in 2013.
As one of the World Economic Forum's Global Leaders for Tomorrow, Lucy Marcus represents a new generation of global decision-makers from business, government, politics and civil society who have demonstrated outstanding leadership.
Costas Markides is recognised as one of the world's foremost experts on strategy and innovation. He is a professor of Strategic and International Management and holds the Robert P. Bauman Chair of Strategic Leadership at the London Business School.
Lital Marom is a serial entrepreneur, corporate innovation driver, frequent keynote speaker and seasoned lecturer. She led the global strategy and sales of multibillion-dollar corporations. Now she brings her experience and on-going immersive research to executive teams.
Inma Martinez is an industry recognised Artificial Intelligence and digital visionary that pioneered many of the digital disruption technologies of the 2000s - mobile music and video streaming, wearable technologies, the "connected car" and smart cities development.
Mark Maslin FRGS, FRSA is a Professor of Earth System Science at University College London. He is a founding director of Rezatec Ltd a geospatial analytics company which provides big data solutions for companies, NGOs and Governments.
Renée Mauborgne is The INSEAD Distinguished Fellow and a professor of strategy at INSEAD, the world's second largest business school. She is also Co-Director of the INSEAD Blue Ocean Strategy Institute. She served on President Barack Obama's Board of Advisors on Historically Black Colleges and Universities.
Mariana Mazzucato is Professor in the Economics of Innovation and Public Value at University College London. She is also the Director and Founder of the UCL Institute for Innovation & Public Purpose, which specialises in the role of public policy in shaping the direction and growth of the economy.
Brian McBride is the Chairman of the Trainline. He also holds positions on the boards of Kinnevik AB Wiggle.com, Lazard's and Standard Life. He focuses on helping companies develop digital strategies in consumer-facing businesses tackling rapidly evolving markets.
Patty McCord brings the Silicon Valley concepts of fresh ideas and innovation and applies them to rethinking the way we work. She challenges norms and invites us to reconsider the idea of "best practices."
Martin McCourt has spent over 40 years working at the heart of British-based manufacturing, design and marketing for quality brands such as Dyson, Mars, Duracell, Toshiba and Pelikan. In 2019 he joined the Board of Weber as a nonexecutive Director and strategic adviser..
Mark McCulloch is a Brand, Marketing expert with a career spanning 20 years working for and with brands such as Pret a Manger, lastminute.com, Loaded Magazine, YO! Sushi and Peter Gabriel's trailblazing music streaming site WE7 (now Blinkbox music).
Rita Gunther McGrath, a Professor at Columbia Business School, is a globally recognized expert on strategy in uncertain and volatile environments. Her thinking is highly regarded by readers and clients who include Pearson, Covidien, Coca-Cola Enterprises, General Electric, Alliance Boots, and the World Economic Forum.
Jim McKelvey is an entrepreneur, inventor and artist widely known, together with Jack Dorsey as the co-founder of Square, a new mobile payment platform. The revolutionary service enables anyone to accept credit cards anywhere. Square has now more than 600 employees and is valued at $6 billion.
Hamish McRae is one of the country's most respected financial journalists and commentators on future trends in economics, business and society. Author of the acclaimed bestseller "The World in 2020", Hamish is Associate Editor of The Independent Newspaper, Principal Commentator for the Independent Online and Columnist for the Evening Standard.
Douglas McWilliams is one of Europe's leading economists and most respected economic forecasters and analysts of UK and world economic trends. He is the founder, and formerly the Executive Chairman and Chief Executive, of the Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR).
David Meca is a pioneering Spanish swimmer in long-distance open water swimming. As well as being the first and only swimmer in history to have won four medals in one World Championship, he is able to apply his experience and training to day-to-day activity in businesses, which is why he has become a renowned expert in coaching, leadership and working in elite teams.
Benjamin Mee is the Director of Dartmoor Zoo and the author of 'We Bought A Zoo', the bestselling book that inspired the Hollywood movie of the same name starring Matt Damon and Scarlett Johansson. In 2007 he reopened a dilapidated zoo under the new name of Dartmoor Zoological Park.
Estelle Métayer is one of the world's leading experts on Competitive & Strategic Intelligence. She was President and founder of Competia, a leading training organisation for executives and analysts in Strategic Intelligence. In 1998 Competia launched Competia.com which became the world's largest community, portal and magazine for strategy professionals, with over 1 million hits each month.
Julie Meyer is a leading investor in digital, high-growth, early stage businesses around the world. She has driven many continent-wide initiatives for creating wealth and growth in the European economy. Julie believes that 'Individual Capitalism' is the force of the 21st century. She trusts people's ingenuity to solve the world's problems at both the macro and micro levels.
David is a former member of the UCI World Tour pro cycling peloton and one of only two British cyclists to have worn the leaders jersey in all three Grand Tours. He is also a former Olympic team captain, an author, media commentator, film maker, coach, creative designer and an entrepreneur.
Gina Miller is a prominent businesswoman and passionate philanthropist who is also one of the UK's highest high-profile campaigners. As well as Brexit, Gina has commented and campaigned on the transparency of pensions and investment advice as well as on social and equality issues.
Paul Miller is CEO and Founder of the Digital Workplace Group, described by Oracle as “phenomenon in its industry”. He provides visionary yet practical insights into the digital future of work for many leading organisations and has been at the heart of the work and technology revolution for the last 20 years.
Safia Minney MBE is an award winning international social entrepreneur, speaker and advisor, with more than 20 years' experience as a Global CEO of the company she founded, People Tree. Safia built pioneering Fair Trade and sustainable fashion, food and lifestyle brand from her living room.
Zanny Minton Beddoes is the Editor-in-Chief of The Economist. Previously the Business Affairs editor, responsible for the coverage of business, finance and science. Zanny has written extensively about international financial issues including the future of the International Monetary Fund and economic reform in emerging economies.
Pranav Mistry is the inventor of SixthSense, a wearable device that enables new interactions between the real world and the world of data. He is passionate about integrating the digital informational experience with our real-world interactions.
Conscious of the growing interest from Human Resources in measuring competence at work, Karen is Founder and Director of Moloney Minds, a company she set up in order to concentrate on thinking, writing, speaking and working with a smaller group of select clients worldwide.
Lady Michelle Mone is the Founder of Ultimo, the UK's leading designer lingerie brand. Having now sold Ultimo to one of the world's largest underwear manufacturers, Michelle is now working on various new projects. She is the multi-award winning Start-Up Business Tsar to the British Government.
Marco Montemagno is the founder and CEO of Blogosfere, Italy's biggest web log network. In September 2013 he launched his new start up called SuperSummit, a free live online events platform where international experts share their knowledge. Marco is also assistant professor at the Cattolica University, Milan.
Paul Moore was the only senior risk & compliance executive in the UK banking sector to speak out publicly after the financial crisis about what he saw from the inside of a bank. Prior to HBOS, Paul was a Partner at KPMG advising banks, insurance companies and asset managers on risk, governance, regulatory compliance and ethics.
Edwin Moses is one of the most respected and recognized athletes of our time, renowned for his 122 consecutive wins in the 400-meter hurdles. He currently works as a financial consultant specialising in investment management consulting.
Chris is a highly experienced board level brand and marketing leader. He has already created 3 multi-billion dollar brands with a track record of delivering award winning launch campaigns, broadscale business transformation and sustained bottom line growth through product, service and communications innovation.