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Kevin Gaskell

Former Group CEO of BMW GB, Porsche GB, & Lamborghini GB
  • Former CEO of four successful world-class brands, serial entrepreneur
  • Recognised for driving the turnaround for Porsche GB, leading the company from last to first in the customer satisfaction league, and from close to failure to the market’s most profitable brand
  • He has created $5 billion in shareholder value to date
  • Broke world record for the fastest five-member team to row across the Atlantic Ocean, along with his son, Matt, and 3 other members

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Recognised as “the man who fixes businesses” Kevin Gaskell has an impressive track record in building and leading successful companies. As CEO of Porsche, Lamborghini, and BMW, Gaskell led hugely successful turnarounds that are pointed to as examples of how to successfully transform companies and position them for long-term success. His energy and leadership have helped companies to achieve world-class levels of customer service and financial performance, and he speaks with electricity about using inspired leadership to achieve incredible results.

Exclusively represented in North America by Leading Authorities speakers bureau, Gaskell is a highly motivational and engaging speaker who passionately believes that ordinary people can deliver extraordinary results given the invitation to believe in the goal and the opportunity to contribute towards its achievement. As someone who has always built success with the team developed inside the company, he demonstrates that leadership is an adaptable and transferable skill and is a key enabler of successful teamwork in any situation. In addition to drawing upon extensive experience as the CEO of multiple global brands and compelling business cases, Gaskell is engaging, energetic, and thought-provoking and his presentations are designed to provide practical insights and actionable strategies that audiences can implement immediately to drive business success. He has delivered keynote speeches and masterclasses at some of the world's most prestigious conferences and for some of the world’s leading brands, including Google, Shell, Oracle, Volkswagen, Close Brothers, and Proctor & Gamble.

Today, he remains actively involved in numerous companies worldwide as both an investor and founder, including the UK’s fastest-growing alternative fibre network provider. Gaskell's entrepreneurial approach to business has earned him numerous accolades. He was recognised as one of the UK’s Top 40 leaders reflecting his exceptional ability to inspire teams to transform companies and achieve extraordinary results. His focus on developing innovative strategies and building high-performance cultures has been instrumental in driving business growth and success, and has been featured on the TV show Millionaire Minds, which reaches more than 250 million viewers globally.

Alongside his business successes, Gaskell has climbed the world’s highest mountains, walked to the North and South Poles, and in 2020, was a member of the crew setting a new world record for the fastest row across the Atlantic Ocean. His most recent book, Catching Giants, was a Business Book of the Year nominee in 2023.

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Kevin Gaskell: Most Limitations Are Self-Imposed

Kevin Gaskell: Leadership to Achieve Extraordinary Performance

Kevin Gaskell: How to Transform Any 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. Add in 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.

Using an energetic and inclusive style, Kevin shares the tools and techniques which have enabled his teams to deliver extraordinary results. Drawing upon his experience and his ongoing leadership roles in a number of growing companies, Kevin shares practical lessons of how individuals in businesses from 7 to 7,000 employees can be inspired to form teams which transform organisations and build world-class performance. 

Frequently Addressed Topics Include:

  • Leading ordinary people to extraordinary success
  • Business transformation—inspiring and delivering
  • Forming a world-class team—being a genius creator
  • Leading in times of turbulence—and enjoying it
  • Building a world-class brand—creating the experience
  • Heroic customer service—achieving world class
  • Dealing with digital challenges—there is no choice

In addition to keynote speaking, Kevin offers highly-interactive masterclass sessions. The masterclass provides an introduction to a series of practical tools developed to support each delegate’s development as an Inspiring Leader able to engage their workforce in building a world class future.

This highly practical masterclass will support those with a significant need to influence others, inside or outside of their sphere of control. The sessions support the delegates to apply the process of business review and regeneration. The content is designed to encourage the delegate to achieve a clarity of vision and to define a prioritised activity plan.

Key Features of The Masterclass Include:

  • Full day, half day, or quarter-day session
  • Highly practical and inclusive
  • Emphasis on development of World-Class Performance
  • Offers tools and processes to take away and implement
  • Builds a personal and business action plan
  • Improves leadership skill and team building processes

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