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Biography: Kell Ryan

Kell Ryan

 

Others say

"it was a pleasure to have you speak at the event. I believe we have asked you to come and speak at another Yorkshire Forward event in Yorkshire in May so I may well see you again there."
Yorkshire Forward

"It was a pleasure meeting you in November. Many thanks for making it convenient to address our colleagues at the Forum. I am really impressed with your leadership in building a world-class company. There are lots of lessons to be learnt from your success story. I look forward to the opportunity of meeting you again in the future."
Satyam - India

"Many thanks Kell it was really great to have you there & to meet Glen All those I spoke to found the insight you provided into starting up Ryan Air absolutely fascinating - & Im sure they took away a lot of points to think about! So thanks again, & certainly if you come to Stamford let us know. In the meantime good luck with what I see the Times calls an audacious bid"
East Midlands Awards

"Thank you so much for giving so generously of your time to come and speak to our Enterprise Tuesday attendees. We had a great evening and have received very positive feedback regarding the talk. You may be interested to know that we broke a record in terms of number of attendees with around 420 coming to hear your talk."
Judge Business School

Kell Ryan has over forty years of extensive airline experience with a comprehensive knowledge that spans the aviation field including operations, customer service training, marketing, sales public relations and media communications. One of the founding members of Ryanair, Kell is much in demand as a keynote speaker.

Kell spent 24 years working for the Irish national airline Aer lingus where he was responsible for all operations, passenger and other airline handling contracts at London Heathrow Airport. 

He then joined in Ryanair in its embryonic stage. The company was conceptualised and financed by Dr T.A.Ryan, Kell's older brother. Working unrelentingly to revolutionise and change air travel within Europe, Ryanair's business model has made air travel affordable to all and changed the way people fly and even the way society works.
 
Kell headed the major and crucial transfer of establishing the airline to, the then little known airport Stansted and has spent the last few years primarily promoting and marketing Ryanair within Europe and North Africa. He has been extensively involved in tourism and travel, developing new and unexplored regions to visit. 

"I must say thank you very much for your contribution to the awards dinner last night Ive received many very positive comments from my client and attendees this morning and want to pass on my gratitude to you."
Absolute Corporate Events Ltd.

Kell is proud  to be a member of the pioneering team that has changed travel within Europe. In 1985 Ryanair carried 5000 passengers, and is now the largest low cost airline in Europe, expecting to carry 60 million passengers in 2008. 

Kell has chaired and is involved with many tourism forums within Ireland, England, Wales the Channel Islands and mainland Europe. Kell is a strong advocate of higher education, and is currently involved with universities in Ireland, England, Germany and in the United States of America where he is also on the advisory board for the Embry Riddle Aeronautical University.

Spreading the Message

Kell takes great delight in passing on his knowledge, enthusiasm and love of Aviation and Tourism. He provides an insight into Ryanairs success and the changing nature of aviation in Europe, company culture, leadership, motivation and most importantly of all for any company the unrelenting control of costs.  This of course can be applied to any business.
 
Kell has the ability, the wit, the stories and the anecdotes of the industry to captivate any audience, along with his passion for aviation.  
 
As an international speaker Kell has addressed companies in both formal and relaxed venues with numbers ranging from 25 to 1500 delegates. Tailoring his speech to any audience or requested theme.

For further information or to book Kell Ryan, call us on +44 (0)20 7607 7070 or email info@speakerscorner.co.uk

Interview with Kell Ryan

Question:

How did the corporate speaking start?

Answer:

I was spokesperson for Ryanair for many years and on retirement continued as Aviation /business speaker

Question:

Can you remember your first speaking engagement?

Answer:

NCR in Athens

Question:

And your last event?

Answer:

Cambridge University to MBA AND upcoming Entrepeneurs

Question:

Which event has been your favourite and why?

Answer:

Speaking to Mc Kinsey Group in Versailles to their Top Worldwide Customers

Question:

If you could speak at any event, past or future, what would it be?

Answer:

Future of the Airline Industry

Question:

Who would you most like to share a platform with?

Answer:

Have shared stage with Alan Greenspan and would like to share with Obama and Lance Armstrong

Question:

On average, how many times a year do you speak at corporate events?

Answer:

15/20 approx

Question:

Do you use powerpoint?

Answer:

No (Death by Powerpoint too common)

Question:

Are you as happy speaking to 50 as to 1,000 people?

Answer:

Have spoken to 1000 plus in USA

Question:

How do you like to be introduced?

Answer:

Part of the Founding team in Ryanair (founded by my Brother)

Question:

Do you always like to do a briefing call before the event?

Answer:

Yes,very much so so you fully understand the clients needs.

Question:

What are the most asked for topics?

Answer:

Survival, Success, Determination ,Business Model

Question:

Is your speech interactive with audience participation?

Answer:

Yes and I love the Q/A sessions

Question:

Do you have any funny/embarrassing speaking anecdotes you care to share?

Answer:

Yes but has to told verbally

Question:

Your favourite film?

Answer:

Saving Private Ryan!

Question:

Favourite book?

Answer:

Lance Armstong “Tour De Force”(battle for Ultimate supremacy)

Question:

Favourite holiday destination?

Answer:

The country I have not visited

Question:

What’s your tipple – wine, beer, champagne?

Answer:

Champagne or if not available Guinness

Question:

Country or townie?

Answer:

Country

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