Sir Richard Branson

Founder and President, Virgin Group, Global Entrepreneur, Adventurer and Philanthropist

Sir Richard Branson is a top entrepreneur speaker and the founder and president of Virgin Group. Virgin is one of the world’s most recognized and respected brands and has expanded into aviation, hospitality and leisure, telecommunications, financial services, health and wellness, and clean energy through more than 200 companies worldwide, employing approximately 50,000 people in over 30 countries. One of Richard Branson’s newest ventures, Virgin America, was recognized as “Best Domestic Airline” by Travel + Leisure’s “2007 World’s Best” Awards.

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  • Languages Spoken

    English

  • Travels From

    United Kingdom (UK)

  • Sir Richard Branson`s Keynote Speaker Fee This reflects Sir Richard Branson`s U.S. Speaking Fee

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  • Languages Spoken

    English

  • Travels From

    United Kingdom (UK)

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Leadership the Virgin Way

How Virgin America built an employee culture from the CEO down that resulted in multi award-winning customer experience that transformed the US airline industry. How Virgin balances accountability with delegation to unlock the power of “moments of delight” ...

  • How Virgin America built an employee culture from the CEO down that resulted in multi award-winning customer experience that transformed the US airline industry.
  • How Virgin balances accountability with delegation to unlock the power of “moments of delight” for its 14 million customers across the world.
  • How Sir Richard Branson draws the line between great managers and great leaders.
  • How Sir Richard Branson spots poor leadership and what he does about it.
  • Virgin has 100s of business successes but many that didn’t work out – How “Leadership the Virgin Way” means knowing when to let go and learn from failures.
  • How Virgin places the emphasis on the team and not on the leader to build scalable world class companies that punch well above their weight.
  • Why Virgin leadership chooses to inspire and not belittle its rivals.
  • Why some of the world’s most successful startups have adopted Leadership the Virgin Way.

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About Keynote Speaker Sir Richard Branson

Sir Richard Branson is the founder and president of Virgin Group. Virgin is one of the world’s most recognized and respected brands and has expanded into aviation, hospitality and leisure, telecommunications, financial services, health and wellness, and clean energy through more than 200 companies worldwide, employing approximately 50,000 people in over 30 countries. One of Richard Branson’s newest ventures, Virgin America, was recognized as “Best Domestic Airline” by Travel + Leisure’s “2007 World’s Best” Awards.

In December 1999, Richard Branson was awarded a knighthood in the Queen’s Millennium New Year’s honours list for “services to entrepreneurship.”

Sir Richard Branson is the author of Losing My Virginity: How I’ve Survived, Had Fun and Made a Fortune Doing Business My Way, Screw It, Let’s Do It: Lessons in Life and Business Stripped Bare: Adventures of a Global Entrepreneur.

Richard Branson keeps his adrenaline level high by setting personal and world record challenges. His record-breaking endeavors include crossing both the Atlantic Ocean and the Pacific Ocean in epic hot air balloon voyages and participating in other around-the-world-attempts. Recently, Sir Richard, along with his two children Holly and Sam, attempted to break the world’s record in transatlantic crossing with the Virgin Money Speedboat, a 99 ft super-maxi yacht.

More About Sir Richard Branson . . .
In 1970 Richard Branson founded Virgin as a mail order record retailer, and shortly afterwards opened a record shop in Oxford Street, London. In 1972 he built a recording studio in Oxfordshire where the first Virgin artist, Mike Oldfield, recorded Tubular Bells.

In 1977 Richard Branson signed the Sex Pistols and went on to sign many household names from Culture Club to the Rolling Stones, helping to make Virgin Music one of the top six record companies in the world.

In the summer of 2004, Richard Branson launched Virgin Unite as a vehicle to pull together all the resources of the Virgin Group internationally and, most importantly, Virgin’s best asset – its people – to tackle some of the tougher challenges facing the world today. Sir Richard and on-the-ground partners participate in a number of efforts, including the creation of sustainable health clinics in Africa and the fostering of new entrepreneurs through the Branson School of Entrepreneurship in South Africa.

In 2007, Richard Branson joined Peter Gabriel, Nelson Mandela, Graça Machel, and Desmond Tutu to form The Elders, a group of independent leaders that will seek sustainable solutions to global humanitarian issues. In December 2007, Sir Richard Branson was recognized by UNCA as “Citizen of the Year.”

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