The Leading Speakers Bureau

Apr 18 2014

Boman Irani

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Versatile Actor and Photographer

Boman Irani SpeakerBoman Irani is an Indian film and theater actor, voice artist and photographer. He started his acting career as a theatre artist and at the age of 44 made his Bollywood debut with a role in Shah Rukh Khan starrer Josh in 2000. After appearing in some films it was his role in the 2003 super-hit film Munna Bhai M.B.B.S. that brought him into limelight. He was recognised as an actor after this film and was seen in many films since then.

“The clicks of his camera, combined with his charisma, introduced him to the world of acting ”


In detail

Some of his notable films include Main Hoon Na, Veer Zara in 2004 and No Entry in 2005. In 2006 he was seen in Lage Raho Munna Bhai and this role earned him Nomination at the Filmfare Awards. His role in Rajkumar Hirani’s blockbuster film 3 Idiots is one of his most remembered roles and also earned him his first Filmfare Award. He is a graduate of Mithibai College in Mumbai. His love of acting was always present even during school and college. He trained under acting coach Hansraj Siddhia from 1981 to 1983 and adopted professional acting methods.


What he offers you

Boman is well placed to suitably rouse any event. He exudes warmth and spontaneous good humour and it’s always a delight to be entertained by him. He provides a seamless connection between the stage and the audience.


How he presents

A charismatic and charming speaker, Boman’s speeches are always cultured, entertaining and provocative. He is a relaxed performer who is in great demand at prestigious events.

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Apr 16 2014

Amish Tripathi

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Best Selling Author

Amish Tripathi SpeakerAmish Tripathi is an Indian author. He is known for his novels ‘The Immortals of Meluha’, ‘The Secret of the Nagas’ and ‘The Oath of the Vayuputras’. The three books collectively comprise the Shiva Trilogy. His debut work ‘The Immortals of Meluha’ was a surprise bestseller, breaking into the top seller charts within a week of its launch. The Shiva Trilogy has become the fastest selling book series in the history of Indian publishing, with 1.7 million copies in print and over Rs 40 crores in sales.

“Paulo Coelho of the East”
Business World


In detail

Amish Tripathi is an alumnus of Indian Institute of Management Calcutta. Although he originally wanted to be a historian, Amish initially chose a career in finance because he couldn’t afford the former. He worked for 14 years in the financial services industry, in companies such as Standard Chartered, DBS Bank and IDBI Federal Life Insurance, before starting his writing career. He is passionate about history, mythology and philosophy, finding beauty and meaning in all world religions.


What he offers you

He takes his audience on a journey of spirituality which leads to self-recognition. He highlights the aspects of life that need to be organised in such a way that each human gives a positive impact towards society building.


How he presents

Amish Tripathi is an outstanding storyteller with a captivating style. Filled with energy and wisdom, his keynote lectures inspire audiences all over the world.

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Apr 13 2014

Patrick Vien

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Former Chairman and CEO of Warner Music International

Patrick Vien SpeakerPatrick Vien is a media executive with 22 years of leadership experience in television, music and digital industries in the US and globally. He is currently working with LEPE Partners, a UK merchant bank focused on media, to acquire TV production groups around the globe. Mr. Vien was President and COO of Bankable, a high-growth branded entertainment company established by Tyra Banks. He was also Chairman and CEO of Warner Music International where he oversaw all strategic, commercial and general management aspects

“Patrick Vien is a leading digital entrepreneur”


In detail

Mr. Vien earned a Master’s Degree in Business Communications from the Annenberg School of Communications at the University of Southern California and Graduated from McGill University in Montreal, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics. Mr. Vien served as President of NBC Universal’s Global Networks Division since 2004 and was responsible for the division of NBC international recorded music activities, which wholly owns and operates 11 television channels in territories around the world.


What he offers you

An experienced keynote speaker Patrick provides international audiences with investment and strategic planning as well as operational implementation measures for traditional and new media companies. He offers invaluable advice to new media start ups as well as insights into the future of the global television landscape and talks about the importance of branding to generate money in the digital arena.


How he presents

Patrick has a charming, commonsense speaking style and a wealth of wisdom and stories from his many years in business that give his presentations immense practical value.

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Apr 11 2014

Gaurav Mishra

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Expert on Crowdsourcing and Social Innovation

Gaurav Mishra SpeakerGaurav Mishra is a thought leader on social innovation and crowdsourcing. He is Founder and CEO of FutureCrafting, an innovation lab that explores how early adopters are using technologies like quantification, gamification and augmentation for health and wellness. He has helped create a crowdsourcing, social analytics and social curation software as well as several crowdsourcing-driven social platforms for organisations worldwide.

“Gaurav Mishra is a global expert on social innovation”


In detail

Gaurav studied at IIM Bangalore. He held senior marketing roles at Tata Group and taught Social Media at Georgetown University. He also launched the crowd-sourced election monitoring platform Vote Report India, co-founded the social business consulting firm 2020 Social (acquired by Publicis), and created global insights and innovation offerings for organisations around the globe. He was a 2008-09 Yahoo! Fellow, a 2009 SNCR Fellow, a 2009 TED Fellow and a 2013-14 THNK Research Fellow. Gaurav has written reports, op-eds, a weekly newspaper column, a quarterly magazine and an award-winning blog.


What he offers you

In his presentations Gaurav gives strategic insights on clients’ businesses which help them understand and manage issues on social media.


How he presents

Gaurav is an energetic speaker with a sound knowledge in his area of expertise. He interacts with the audience and keeps them engaged and focused. His presentations and workshops are challenging and highly thought provoking.

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Apr 09 2014

David Lim

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Leadership Coach & Mountaineer

David Lim SpeakerDavid Lim is best known for leading the landmark 1st Singapore Everest Expedition in 1998 (as well as the second in 2001). Partially disabled from a devastating rare nerve disorder since 1998, his comeback story of overcoming the odds made the cover of the Readers Digest magazine in 2001, and has since been translated into eight languages. He was in management at a publishing house for nearly a decade until 1998.

“…..your talk was very motivating, very moving and certainly inspiring”
Frankie Tan
President, Rotary Club of Raffles City


In detail

A past President of the Asia Professional Speakers (2007-8), his work included being an adjunct lecturer for INSEAD Business School (2000-2009). David hasn’t given up climbing, and is a veteran of over 60 alpine and expedition ascents around the world, and most recently returned from the Tien Shan ranges in Kyrgyzstan, having climbed three virgin peaks. David is also an Associate Meta-Coach, certified practitioner in Neuro-Semantics and Neuro-Linguistics Programming. His coaching practice has been widely profiled in The Wall Street Journal and Singapore’s The Straits Times newspaper.


What he offers you

David is a sought-after leadership coach, with expertise in negotiation skills, facilitating change, building high performing teams, and creating experiential learning programmes. These add value to any client event or sustainable change initiatives


How he presents

David’s presentation style is breezy with lots of humour, audience-interactive and backed not only by decades of leadership achievement, but also with the rigour of an understanding of how adults learn. This makes his solutions to a presentation or event programme so very different than just hiring an ‘achiever’ type of speaker who may lack a people-development background.

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Apr 04 2014

Jeffrey Robinson

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Best-selling Author ‘The Laundrymen’

Jeffrey Robinson Speaker Jeffrey Robinson is the American born British based international best-selling author of 23 books, and a recognised expert on organised crime and money laundering. A native New Yorker who has been living in Europe for 35 years, Robinson’s 1995 investigative tour de force, ‘The Laundrymen’, uncovered the true extent of global money laundering. It is considered the definitive book on the subject, and now used in universities and law schools as a text.

“Who benefits the most from globalisation? Coca-Cola? Microsoft? McDonalds? More likely the Mafia”


In detail

Robinson is a graduate of Temple University in Philadelphia, and a veteran of the United States Air Force during the Vietnam War. When his military obligation was completed at the end of 1970, Robinson took up residence in a small village in the south of France. Using that as his base, he vagabonded around the world, writing articles and short stories for leading North American and British periodicals. After more than 600 published stories and articles, Robinson moved to the UK in 1982 to concentrate on writing books. Robinson continues to write for radio and television, has scripted and hosted various projects in the UK. He conceived and wrote the pilot for the British crime drama series, Tightrope and also completed the pilot episode for a series on financial crime called Follow The Money.


What he offers you

In his gripping presentations Jeffrey Robinson exposes the shocking and disturbing lengths that transnational organised criminals go in order to build multi-national corporations, making them the major beneficiary of globalisation.


How he presents

Jeffrey’s eye-opening presentations are brilliantly delivered with humour and his trademark New York wit. They are always well received by audiences around the world.

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Apr 02 2014

Andy Müller-Maguhn

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Co-Founder of Chaos Computer Club

Andy Müller-Maguhn Speaker Andy Müller-Maguhn is a member of the Chaos Computer Club since 1986 and is researching the development of communication technology and their impact and interaction on social, cultural, economic and political processes as well as the so called “real live”. Since 2002 Andy operates an office building under the name “Datenreisebuero” (Data Travel Agency) that included spaces for projects, workshops and small conferences. Since 2004 he is also on the advisory board of the institute for Risk & Fraud Management of the private Steinbeiss University.

“One of the world’s leading experts in technological and social developments”


In detail

From 2000 till 2003 Andy was the European internet-users elected director on the board of ICANN. For a better enforcement of human rights in the digital age, he was one of the founding members of the EDRI-Organisation (European Digitals Rights) and worked as a member of the board. After many years in the CCC as a project manager, speaker and member of the board he globalised himself in the mid 90er for a decade on working on Internet Development and related issues.


What he offers you

Having achieved a long term experience in the handling of electronic networks, questions of infrastructure policies and technologies, security aspects and in-depth-studies of the digital ocean Andy consults and advises a variety of organisations, projects and entities from very different areas on the use of electronic communication tools and related questions.


How he presents

Informative, high content and engaging, Andy is in great demand as a speaker by businesses large and small eager to benefit from his understanding and expertise in the application of new technologies in any field.

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Mar 30 2014

Dr. Jagdish Parikh

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Leadership and Management Expert

Jagdish Parikh SpeakerJagdish Parikh is a Director of the Lemuir Group of Companies, a Director of the TechNova Group of Companies and Travel Corporation (India) Ltd. He is Co-founder of the World Business Academy (USA); Member, Board of Governors of the Asian Institute of Management (Manila); Founder President of the Centre for Executive Renewal (Switzerland) and Managing Trustee of the Education Foundation of India.

“Dr. Parikh combines clearly and convincingly modern western management-concepts and scientific ways of thinking with eastern philosophy”


In detail

Dr. Parikh has an MBA from Harvard and a PhD in Management. He has worked in several honorary capacities for the Government of India as Chairman of FFC, now National Film Development Corporation; Vice Chairman of the Indian Institute of Travel and Tourism and in other advisory roles.


What he offers you

As a Visiting Speaker at conferences including IMD (Switzerland), INSEAD (France), London Business School, Dr. Parikh shows how to bring together the often conflicting expectations managers have to face in business and in life and how to meet increasing demands. Dr. Parikh has mastered making managers think holistically.


How he presents

Through his presentations Jagdish Parikh changes the lives of individual managers, helping them to better handle day-to-day pressures and to nurture a healthy degree of work / life harmony.

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Mar 28 2014

Shiv Khera

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Educator & Business Consultant

Shiv Khera SpeakerShiv Khera is the founder of Qualified Learning Systems Inc. He has taken his dynamic personal message around the world. Shiv has been recognized as a “Louis Marchesi Fellow” by the Round Table Foundation. Shiv has appeared on various television and radio programmes and his numerous interviews have appeared in international newspapers and magazines.

“Winners don’t do different things. They do things differently”


In detail

Shiv left India and moved to the USA where he currently enjoys great success from very humble beginnings. His client list includes, among others, Lufthansa German Airlines, Bahamas Quality Council, Johnson & Johnson Ltd, Motorola, Nestle, Glaxo SmithKline Beecham, Tetrapak, HSBC Bank, Carrier, Deutsche Bank. Lions Club International honoured Shiv with ‘Lifetime Achievement Award for the cause of ‘Humanitarian Service to the Society’. The Rotary Club honoured him with the ‘Centennial Vocational Award for Excellence’.


What he offers you

Shiv is an educator, business consultant, a much sought after speaker and a successful entrepreneur, Shiv has many feathers in his cap. He works to inspire and inform people, helping them realise their true potential. His 25 years of research, understanding and experience help his audiences on the path of personal growth and fulfilment.


How he presents

Shiv is a dynamic, highly inspiring and motivated speaker who leaves audiences worldwide empowered and enlightened.

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Mar 26 2014

Anupam Kher

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Actor, Author and Speaker

Anupam Kher SpeakerAnupam Kher is an Indian actor who is considered one of the greatest actors of contemporary cinema. He has appeared in nearly 470 films and 100 plays. Though mainly appearing in Bollywood (Hindi) films, he has had roles in some films from other nations as well most notably the 2013 Oscar nominated Silver Linings Playbook. He has extended his genius into production of such national and international award winning films such as Bariwali and Maine Gandhi Ko Nahin Maara.

“Nothing is all wrong. Even a clock that has stopped running is correct twice a day”


In detail

Kher has held the post of Chairman of the Censor Board and the National School of Drama. He has been awarded the Dalai Lama Award for his work with underprivileged children. In 2008, he established The Anupam Kher Foundation to spread education among less privileged children and to provide palliative care to people with life-limiting. In 2005, he established his dream project Actor Prepares a premier acting school in the heart of Mumbai. In 2004, he was honoured with the Padma Shri by the Government of India for his contribution to Indian cinema. He is also widely regarded as an intellectual talk show participant.


What he offers you

After being much sought after as a motivational speaker in India, Anupam Kher has been increasingly sought out by business schools and corporates to lecture about the lessons that can be imbibed from acting in coping with the pressures of life and living.


How he presents

With the histrionics of an acting guru, the genius of a thespian, the combination of the flair of a producer and director, and the humanitarian aspect of a Dalai Lama award-winner for his contribution to cinema and social work, Anupam Kher never fails to leave anyone inspired.

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