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PY Gerbeau

Decisions must be firm and consistent - not based on a popularity contest - according to PY Gerbeau. A serial entrepreneur, PY has accomplished successful turnarounds and created a £600m property portfolio as CEO of X-Leisure. He explains how the prevailing economic climate requires each and every tier of management to be agile, accountable and better at balancing risk.

If you are interested in booking PY Gerbeau for your live event or require any additional information regarding PY Gerbeau then please fill in the enquiry form and one of the Speakers Corner booking agents will contact you within 24 hours.

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PY Gerbeau Biography

Normally it takes at least 10 years to become a corporate business icon. It took Richard Branson a decade and we are still not sure when we hear “Sir Richard” if it refers to the Virgin King.  Yet the letters 'PY' can only be one person.

PY Gerbeau’s speeches can be structured to involve relevant commercial issues to your business (brand management, leisure facility management, corporate rescue, corporate finance, media relations, employee motivation, politics & business) in the context of PY’s commercial experience.  PY is also available for endorsement, non-exec & consulting activities.

PY’s career to date has included Captain of the French Olympic Ice Hockey team, Vice President of Park Operations (including the toilets!) at Disneyland Paris, Chief Executive of the Dome and today, he runs the largest Leisure Property group in the...

Normally it takes at least 10 years to become a corporate business icon. It took Richard Branson a decade and we are still not sure when we hear “Sir Richard” if it refers to the Virgin King.  Yet the letters 'PY' can only be one person.

PY Gerbeau’s speeches can be structured to involve relevant commercial issues to your business (brand management, leisure facility management, corporate rescue, corporate finance, media relations, employee motivation, politics & business) in the context of PY’s commercial experience.  PY is also available for endorsement, non-exec & consulting activities.

PY’s career to date has included Captain of the French Olympic Ice Hockey team, Vice President of Park Operations (including the toilets!) at Disneyland Paris, Chief Executive of the Dome and today, he runs the largest Leisure Property group in the UK……and he’s a scratch golfer too!

After successfully turning Euro Disney into Europe’s biggest visitor attraction, Disney CEO Michael Eisner recommended him to Tony Blair and PY was appointed Chief Executive of the Dome in February 2000.

Today, moving on from his “corporate rescuer” career and successes, PY is Chief Executive of X-Leisure, the UK’s fastest growing premier leisure brand with a portfolio of 16 exciting and innovative entertainment and leisure destinations strategically located around the UK, making it the largest leisure property group in the UK.

The flagship brand X-scape is the ultimate entertainment destination with the largest real snow slope in the UK, climbing walls, air parks and ice walls. They also include bowling, water parks, bars, restaurants, clubs, health and fitness, bingo, casinos, extreme sport retailers and coffee shops. This concept is regarded as the most successful innovation for the leisure/retail/attraction industry in the last 20 years.

PY is today regarded as one of the 'gurus' of the leisure/retail/entertainment industry, acknowledged by his election as Leisure Personality of the Year 2003.

PY has an MBA from one of France’s leading business schools, teaches on the MBA programme of the London Business School where he  lectures on the Experienced Economy.

For further information or to book PY Gerbeau, call us at Speakers Corner on +44 (0)20 7607 7070 or email info@speakerscorner.co.uk

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