Fronting BBC2’s flagship personal turnaround project, Rene Carayol is an associate of Cass, a former Non-Executive Director of the Inland Revenue, a chair of Leaders in London and the author of Corporate Voodoo. His presentations focus on transformation and leadership – often addressing uncomfortable questions. Looking at the dangers of holding on too tightly to the past, René shakes up and inspires audiences.
Rene is an associate of Cass, a former Non-Executive Director of the Inland Revenue, chair of Leaders in London and author of Corporate Voodoo. He works as a broadcaster for the BBC and Sky News. His presentations focus on transformation and leadership with global perspective he inspires audiences with his dynamic presentations.
Rene's overall ambition is to tangibly assist traditional businesses to overcome their inherent fears and concerns about participating in the digital economy. An expert in entrepreneurialism, leadership and the future he is a great keynote speaker and conference facilitator.
Chairman of E-photomail.com, an e-business he set up in January 2000, René gained his wealth of experience by working in senior positions for a number of blue-chip companies, such as Marks & Spencer, Dixons, PepsiCo and IPC Magazines.
His global research means he is adept to discuss the latest initiatives with businesses, particularly in the digital sector.
He has provided leadership support to the UK Prime Minister’s Strategy Unit, The United Nations and The World Bank, and is now an accomplished visiting professor at Cass Business School. In 2004 he was awarded an MBE for outstanding service to the business community.
As well as teaching leadership and people management skills, Rene runs workshops on vision, strategy and delivery. He has also established a number of mentoring initiatives to assist the socially deprived in the needier parts of London. Furthermore, he works with the Institute of Public Policy and Research, a government think-tank advising on UK plcs’ approach to e-commerce.
Rene is a regular guest on various television and radio shows as a business commentator and also contributes to various national newspaper and magazine columns in the UK. His first book ‘Corporate Voodoo’ was considered a huge success for its challenging and dynamic research.
Able to speak about opportunities in eBusiness, leadership and diversity, the legacy of the internet and old world vs new world challenges, Rene is an ideal conference facilitator or keynote speaker for all kinds of events.