René Carayol is a business speaker whose main focal points are inspirational leadership, cultural issues in business, and business transformation, all of which are drawn together with a compelling philosophy founded on his own board-level experience.
René has provided leadership support to the likes of the British Prime Minister's Strategy Unit, the Home Office and McKinsey and Co, and has worked closely with some of the world's most renowned leaders in politics and business; including Bill Clinton, Kofi Annan and Sir Richard Branson. He is currently Visiting Professor at Cass Business School in London.
René is known for asking challenging questions, such as: How do you change old-fashioned, risk-adverse processes that are ill suited to emerging global markets? How do you secure and nurture the talents of a new generation of leaders? How do you overcome cynicism and complacency and replace them with resolve? When addressing such issues, René brings to the debate his own in-depth experience as a board member of some of the biggest British and American organisations, from Marks & Spencer and Pepsi to IPC Media and the Inland Revenue.
René is a regular broadcaster for the BBC, presenting BBC2's flagship The Money Programme, as well as the series Pay Off Your Mortgage In Two Years and the critically acclaimed Mind Of A Millionaire and Man From The Met documentaries. He is also a frequent voice on Radio 5 Live and a regular expert commentator on Sky News and BBC Breakfast.
In 2004, René was awarded an MBE for outstanding service to the business community.
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