Kevin Gaskell

FORMER CEO OF PORSCHE, BMW AND LAMBORGHINI

Leading the turnaround of Porsche from close to bankruptcy to market leader saw Kevin Gaskell, at the age of 32, recognised as one of the most capable leaders of his generation. He consolidated that recognition with four years as Managing Director of BMW (GB) during which he led the business to record growth and a 500% improvement in profitability. He is a corporate trailblazer who has changed the way that businesses operate.

Since leaving the automotive sector he has led businesses to massive success in the digital, technology, data, brand marketing, market research, construction, retail, professional services and manufacturing sectors. Such flexibility and adaptability has confirmed his position as an extraordinary and inspirational leader.

A highly motivational and engaging speaker, he believes that ordinary people can achieve extraordinary results – and he has the experiences to prove it. He has led global corporations, start-ups, private equity portfolio companies and organisations large and small to create shareholder value in excess of $5 Billion. He has also found the time to play international sport and to walk to both the north and south poles and climb the world’s highest mountains to fund the construction of a cancer treatment unit.

Using an energetic and inclusive style he shares the tools and techniques which have enabled his teams to deliver results which even they considered impossible – until they achieved them. His approach of Inspired Leadership at every level in the organisation has been demonstrated to achieve extraordinary success again and again.

He demonstrates that leadership is an adaptable and transferable skill and is a key enabler of successful teamwork in any situation. Drawing upon his deep experience and his current leadership roles in a number of growing companies Kevin provides audiences with practical lessons of how people can be inspired to achieve extraordinary results. He offers the audience practical tools that they can take and immediately apply to their own business.

Few people have led three of the world’s iconic brands to new levels of success and managed successful turnarounds of failing international companies. Even fewer have created market leading businesses from an idea. Include experience of playing international sport and walking to both the North and South poles and climbing the world’s highest mountains and you have someone with a unique set of skills.

To book Kevin Gaskell as the business speaker for your corporate event, function or conference, simply contact the Champions Speakers agency by emailing agent@championsukplc.com or by calling a booking agent directly on 0207 1010 553.

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

  • Building A World Class Company
  • Leading Teams To Extraordinary Performance
  • Practical Leadership In A Challenging Market
  • Creativity In The Face Of Digital Chaos
  • Building A World Class Brand
  • Extreme Leadership For High Performance Teams
  • Inspiring & Re-Energising Your Organisation

“They were very pleased. I attended the event and thought he was excellent.” – Spicers Brilliant Partners Conference

“I have had the pleasure this week of listening to you speak to a St James Place audience in Portugal. It was fantastic – the best I have seen in my 24 years in the financial services industry. I am going to implement everything you said and hope it will have the same impact on my business as it has had on your business and life.” – St James’s Place

“On behalf of BSI if you could pass on my thanks to Kevin I would be very grateful.  His presentation at our event yesterday was extremely well received, and a wonderful way to bring some aspiration and inspiration to our guests, everyone enjoyed the session – BSI staff and guests included.”  – Charlotte Broady, BSI Group

“Can I just say thank you very much for yesterday.  Can you pass on my thanks to everyone involved. To have a speaker of his calibre and credibility was superb.”  – William Stockdale, Optomise

“Speaker was excellent and inspirational.” – Tom Fairbairn, Ecodepo

“Kevin’s ability to explain the achievement of exceptional business outcomes in such a down to earthly and inspiring manner was highly motivational.” – Paul Reavey, Managing Director Brilliant Red Ltd