Kevin Roberts has an international reputation for an uncompromisingly positive and inspirational leadership style. He is Chairman of Saatchi & Saatchi, one of the world’s leading creative companies, and Head Coach of Publicis Groupe, the global communications company.
Born and educated in Lancaster in the north of England, Kevin started work in the late 1960s with iconic London fashion house Mary Quant. He became a senior marketing executive for Gillette and Procter & Gamble in Europe and the Middle East. At 32, he was appointed CEO of Pepsi-Cola Middle East; and was then Pepsi’s CEO in Canada. Between 1997 and 2014 he was CEO Worldwide of Saatchi & Saatchi. His business books include the groundbreaking Lovemarks: The Future Beyond Brands, published in 18 languages, alongside further books on the power of emotional connections in business, and peak performance in sports.
An Honorary Professor in leadership, innovation, and creativity at universities in England, Canada, and New Zealand, Kevin advises national organizations and global brands across commerce, media, and sport.
Kevin is an acclaimed conference speaker in over 60 countries. One reviewer commented that “Kevin Roberts was arguably more entertain- ing and more informative than any other speaker, speaking about any subject, anywhere. During the hour of his speech, there was nowhere else in the world that I would have rather been than in his audience.”
Kevin lives in New York and Carefree Arizona USA, Auckland New Zealand, where he is a citizen, and Grasmere in England’s Lake District.
The conversation will be moderated by Alexis Glick, former television business anchor and Vice President of Fox Business News. She was an Executive Director at Morgan Stanley and began her career at Goldman Sachs. She is currently the CEO of GENYOUth. Glick is a graduate of Columbia College with a degree in political science.
Each attendee gets a first edition copy of the book.
“Leadership resists change because it’s about human nature. Leaders take people to a better place.” Leaders know themselves and understand others.”
“If you are an entrepreneur, you are in the action business. You are trying to sell people, move people, spend, pay, decide! There is no time for rational thinking. Make the big decisions with your heart, the little ones with your head.”
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