Jack Romero


Due to a fierce determination to reach the highest level of success, Jack Romero turned the £90 in his pocket when he arrived on UK shores in his teens, into the fortune he built with BMED, which he later sold to BMI for £30 million.

Romero has delivered two TEDx talks; the first came in 2017 when Romero gave a speech entitled Success is in your hands, make it possible and defy the impossible, sharing his dramatic journey with guests at the University of Warwick. His second came in 2019 as he delivered a speech entitled, Human capital vs. artificial intelligence – let the battle begin. His rags to riches story has since been covered by the BBC as part of their My Story series.

The spirit of ambition and never giving up lies at the heart of Romero’s aspirations being fulfilled. Having lived rough when he journeyed from Beirut to Britain at the age of 17, back in 1979, he would admit that: “The dream was alive in my mind all the time.”

Romero worked to afford pilot lessons, originally spending a week’s wages on a lesson. Five years later he achieved his pilot license. The next decade would see Romero struggle to get a job as a pilot and work in various roles as a waiter and aerial photographer. He invested what he learned and searched all hours of the day for the information he craved. By 1994 he had gained the investment he required and his first flight took off for his home city of Beirut, a moment of sheer elation for him.

Romero’s experience of starting an airline from scratch has proven that the biggest of obstacles can be overcome. His astonishing desire and “never say die” attitude was key to his remarkable rise. In 2004 he was awarded the Queen’s Award for Business Enterprise.

An inspirational speaker and business speaker who offers a highly-influential presentation. Motivating workforces to go further in pursuit of their ambitions and supporting businesses with operational advice, Romero has appeared as a speaker at institutions that include Newham College London and the University of Leeds. A must-have motivational business speaker, Jack Romero is ideal for corporate clientele and student audiences.

To book Jack Romero as the business management speaker for your corporate event, function or conference, simply contact the Champions Speakers agency using the contact details below:

When at corporate events, Jack is known to cover the following topics:

  • Rags To Riches
  • Drive & Determination
  • Mental Resilience
  • Business & Management
  • Leadership
  • Entrepreneurship

Take a look at Jack speaking at an event at Newham College London, below:

See what people had to say about Jack, when he appeared at their corporate events:

“As an organisation who have to organise a myriad of different events for our exclusive members, we look to book exceptional speakers who make an impact with their presentation and leave a lasting effect on the audience. Jack Romero is that man. Every time I hear Jack speak it truly inspires me and I can’t wait to share his unique story with colleagues, friends and business associates alike. A true rags to riches story that gives you the belief that anything is possible when you set your mind to it!”
Josh, Bizpedia UK Limited

“I have had the joy to have Jack Romero as a business colleague for a number of years now.  When he recounts his amazing personal story he has the power to move his audience to tears, to take us on a powerful emotional journey and apply it to business and to our place in the world. He is an incredibly engaging and inspiring speaker with an ability to communicate with such humanity and respect for all. Jack is a unique voice in an often overcrowded business arena and I’d urge anyone to hear him given the opportunity.”
Tricia, Published Author and film producer

“Jack consistently delivers enthusiastic, inspiring talks and is able to build a rapport with a diverse audience. He uses his (very successful) entrepreneurial background to support delivery of theory with real-world stories in a way that is very captivating for the group. He is confident and articulate in his delivery and the feedback we get following one of Jack’s talks shows people feel they can relate and how much they can learn from hearing about his experiences.”
Sarah, Centre for Enterprise & Entrepreneurship Studies

“The silence in the room is the first sense you get when Jack is taking the stage. As a tutor or a speaker, Jack inspires all those that are privileged to listen and participate. Having worked alongside Jack on numerous occasions I can confirm that his tenacity, charm and entrepreneurial spirit are heady ingredients for success.”
Martin, Managing Director, Invest Dorset

“Jack Romero is an exceptional motivator and leader. He gets his listeners to dig deeper and accomplish more than they deemed possible. And despite his considerable accomplishments, he remains a humble and perfect gentleman.”
Jack, CFA International Management & Finance, Deggendorf Institute of Technology

“A fantastic story. A great inspirational testimony. Jack’s story will help me with my determination. The Jack Romero story – truly inspirational.”

“Thank you for arranging Jack. He was inspiring and my team really enjoyed having him at the kickoff. Please pass on our thanks.”

“I’d like to say a huge thanks to you and your team to help us booking Jack Romero to our event last night. Jack is amazing! Such an inspiration and his talk was absolutely incredible last night, everyone loved it. We are very happy to have the chance to meet him and hear his story. We are very pleased with his speech at our event. Also, thank you for your great support, we are happy with the service you’ve provided.”
Judit, Numatis

“It went really well thank you. People really enjoyed Jack’s presentation. Thanks so much with your help. I hope to work with you in the future!”
East Midlands Chamber

“I just wanted to say that I found your life story (so far) absolutely incredible and you are so inspiring. Today I started a new role for the charity I work for and to hear of your shear persistence to become a pilot and then have your own airline was just so motivating and out of this world. I can’t believe that there isn’t a movie about it?!”
Canal River trust