René Carayol is one of the world's leading business gurus specialising in leadership and culture, drawing from his own unique experiences on the boards of the biggest British and American organisations; from Marks & Spencer and Pepsi to IPC Media and the Inland Revenue.
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 leaders; from former US President Bill Clinton to the seventh Secretary-General of the United Nations Kofi Annan, from former US Secretary of State Colin Powell to Sir Richard Branson.
René is a regular broadcaster for the BBC and has presented the influential 'Pay Off Your Mortgage In 2 Years' series, BBC2’s flagship business offering 'The Money Programme' and the critically acclaimed 'Mind Of A Millionaire' and 'Man From The Met' documentaries. He is a broadsheet columnist, a frequent voice on Radio 5 Live and a regular expert commentator on Sky News and BBC Breakfast.
He has provided leadership support to the likes of the Prime Minister's Strategy Unit, the Home Office and McKinsey and Co, and is now an accomplished Visiting Professor at Cass business school. In 2004 he was awarded an MBE for outstanding service to the business community.
It is this unrivalled business acumen that has seen René chair and address conferences and business summits across the world, including the prestigious 'Leaders in London' event for four consecutive years.
He has provided board-level mentoring and international master classes to some of the world’s biggest corporations and has established a plethora of globally renowned names in his client portfolio; including Reuters, GlaxoSmithKline, IBM, L’Oréal, CNN, Vodafone and Barclays Bank, where he helped establish it as a leading brand in Africa.
SPEAKING TOPICS – Chairing, After Dinner speaker, Economy
I heard you talk at our conference on Saturday and would like to thank you for a totally inspirational speech. I was fascinated. - Barclays Global Investors
René’s presentation made it all worthwhile! - FLA Credit Risk Conference
Thanks for having done a great job in Paris with our clients. - IBM – SAP