Jonas Ridderstrale

Dr. Jonas Ridderstrale is at the forefront of the new generation of European-based business gurus. With his uncompromising, imaginative and decidedly funky take on contemporary business life, Jonas has become one of today's most sought-after kenote speakers.

Dr. Jonas Ridderstråle is at the forefront of the new generation of European-based business gurus.

His uncompromising, imaginative and decidedly funky take on contemporary business life has made him one of today's most sought after speakers.

Jonas has made an enormous impact on all of the executives he has met in Sony Europe. He has opened our eyes to new ways of looking at the world and how we need to adapt to face the future. He is innovative, challenging and entertaining in his approach and engages with people at all levels. He will make a significant difference to the way you view the future.
Sony Europe

Ranked number 5 in the prestigious Thinkers50 in 2011, the passionate and energetic Jonas has spent over a decade imbuing his audiences with the courage and confidence to really make a difference in their personal lives and particularly within their business.

His book ‘Funky Business’ is one of the most respected industry best-sellers of a generation. Co-authored with Kjell Nordstrom, the publication has broken down barriers between traditional business thinking and a creative and innovative future.

The book has sold over 300,000 copies and was ranked number 16 in a Bloomsbury survey of the best business books of all time. The sequels, ‘Karaoke Capitalism: Management for Mankind’ and ‘Funky Business Forever: How to Enjoy Capitalism’ were also huge successes.

Jonas’ latest book, ‘Re-energizing the Corporation: How Leaders Make Change Happen’ explains the best way to make change.

Widely published and voted Outstanding Young Academic of the Year in Sweden, Jonas is the recipient of Italian Nobels Colloquia award for Leadership in Business and Economic Thinking, and has been appointed many visiting professorships.

With rigorous academic credentials (an MBA and a PhD in international business), Jonas’ presentation is designed to impress upon his audience that his values are really worth absorbing. He has spoken all over the world to clients as diverse as Fortune 500 companies, trade unions and schools.

Not only involved in the academic aspects of running a business, Jonas is co-owner and chairman of Mgruppen - one of Sweden’s top providers of management development and training.

As a keynote speaker and a consultant, he leads people to improve their practical skills and, more importantly, their desire and motivation to succeed.

For further information or to book Jonas Ridderstrale, call us on +44 (0)20 7607 7070 or email

What people said about Jonas Ridderstrale

Jonas brought new insights to the issues facing businesses and challenged the participants to think outside the box. The interactions were very useful and will help us to look at challenges facing us differently.
Infosys Technologies Ltd.

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