Speaker René Carayol

René Carayol

Leadership Speaker, Advisor to Chief Executives & Heads of States, Author

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About Speaker René Carayol…

The biggest challenge businesses are facing today is the electrifying pace of change and the uncertainty that brings to everything that leaders are trying to achieve. 

René is currently working with some of the world’s leading blue-chip multinational businesses such as The World Bank, African Development Bank, HSBC, TomTom, Vodacom and ConvaTec, advising them on a practical and pragmatic way forward. He has a unique and specialized view of how some of the worlds’ leading businesses are navigating this unforgiving world. 

When this is coupled with his quite amazing ability to forecast and predict what will work and what doesn’t in terms of cultural change, makes him the most compelling futurist in the world today. 

He uses his captivating storytelling capability to bring these contemporary case studies alive with electrifying effect. 

He is no academic but he is a true business leader that has been both Chairman and CEO. This is not theory, abstract or concept – it’s hard hitting reality. 

René is unique, in that he always shares his incredibly thought provoking and unforgettable presentation with his audience, enabling them to download it and share with their teams and consequently help change the whole organization. 

Given René’s experience as a BBC presenter, he is also available to compare sessions, interview senior executives and run panels in the most professional, business led and unmissable manner.

He is the best-selling author of the leadership and culture bible, “Corporate Voodoo”, and has had the privilege of working closely with some of the world’s best leaders, from former US President Bill Clinton to CEOs of blue chip businesses, including Jim Yong Kim at The World Bank, Ralph Hamers at ING Bank, Mario Greco at Generali and Maria Ramos at Barclays Africa. He has interviewed the good and the great including Jack Welch, Allan Leighton, Lou Gerstner, and Sir Richard Branson. 

His latest book, SPIKE is the product of some 30 years of supporting the growth and development of individuals and businesses of all shapes and sizes in the UK and overseas. The book brings together a proven formula for personal and business development. 

You will continue to see René on the BBC and Sky News as an expert commentator and you can see his portfolio of TV series for the BBC on his YouTube channel. 

René has built his reputation on getting to know the culture of businesses better than they do themselves, and providing answers and solutions no matter how big or small the problems. 

His messages are practical, real life experiences delivered with electrifying effect. He both shakes up and inspires his audiences by showing them not only what lies within their grasp, but how true collaboration makes everyone stronger. 


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