The Leading Speakers Bureau

Apr 23 2014

Dave Crane

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Trainer, Motivational Speaker, Hynotherapist, Life Designer and Master Practitioner

Dave Crane SpeakerDave Crane is one of the freshest and highly requested trainers and motivational speakers in the corporate market. Something of a Dubai phenomenon, Dave is one of the best-known entertainers and performers working within the Arabian Gulf region and is the driving force behind the Dubai Rugby Sevens, now the best in the world (120,000 attendance plus the biggest audience watching worldwide for any sevens event).

“My guys were bouncing off the walls with enthusiasm and energy” Wal-Mart Global Procurement


In detail

Dave Crane, who performed his first show in Las Vegas in 2003, received his training from the late Ormond McGill, who was regarded as the undisputed Godfather of hypnosis. He has many credits including having been the Entertainments Director and host at the Dubai Rugby Sevens for eight years, worked with many major names in the music business, famously opened Planet Hollywood Dubai with Bruce Willis, Sylvester Stallone, Patrick Swayze, Cindy Crawford Amitabh Bachchan, and Tia Carrera and hosted the Legends Rock Dubai Tennis Masters Championship and also the Speedcar Series Motor Racing.


What he offers you

Dave is a Dubai based motivational speaker, certified hypnotherapist and NLP Master Practitioner and Life Designer whose work is integrating NLP & hypnotherapy techniques alongside coaching, mentoring and business management to create Life Design. Whether you are looking to create an unbeatable experience to remember, inspire, entertain and impress your guests or brand and embed your client’s ‘WOW’ factor, Dave has what you are searching for. Dave is constantly associated with his audiences’ future success, creating a buzz about the potential of self-development and its direct relationship with sales, career and earnings.


How he presents

The charismatic Dave Crane entertains, motivates and energizes his worldwide audiences in his hilarious, immensely powerful and highly popular style. Simply a breath of fresh air.

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Apr 20 2014

Jamie Oliver

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Celebrity Chef and TV Personality

Jamie Oliver SpeakerJamie Oliver, the Naked Chef, was named the most influential person in the UK hospitality industry when he topped the inaugural CatererSearch 100 in 2005. He has also written columns for The Times newspaper, GQ, Marie Claire and Delicious magazines. In 2003, he was appointed an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List. His television programmes include The Naked Chef, Jamie’s Kitchen, Jamie’s Kitchen Australia, Jamie’s School Dinners, Jamie’s Great Italian Escape and Jamie’s Ministry of Food (2008).

The first man on the GH cover since King George V in 1937


In detail

Jamie grew up surrounded by good food: his parents ran the Cricketers pub in Essex and, from the age of eight, he started cooking and helping the chefs. The first series that featured Jamie’s cooking was the Naked Chef, an overnight success, attracting the kind of audience that wouldn’t normally watch food programmes. The book that accompanied the series became a bestseller and the young chef, always fully clothed, was catapulted into the limelight. Wanting to create something positive using his wealth and fame, Jamie conceived and established the Fifteen charity restaurant where he trained 15 disadvantaged young people to work in the hospitality industry. Following the success of the original restaurant in London, more Fifteens have opened around the globe.


What he offers you

A great proponent of fresh organic foods, Jamie believes it’s crucial to get people excited about cooking good food again and to pass it on to as many friends, colleagues and family as possible. Having been the public face of the Sainsbury’s supermarket chain in the UK since 1998, appearing on television and radio advertisements and in-store promotional material he is known both in the UK and internationally, having starred as one of the judges in the 2008 US series The Big Give hosted by Oprah Winfrey on ABC among other appearances.


How he presents

Jamie’s natural charisma, charm and down-to-earth style in front of live audiences make him a highly sought-after personality at any event, wowing all generations of food lovers with his fresh, no-nonsense cooking style and his inspiring recipes.

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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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