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Chris Roebuck      

Global Head of Leadership at UBS & Transformational Leadership Expert

Chris Roebuck has a unique experience and approach that help leaders, teams and organizations understand how they can reach their full potential and be successful in just two steps. His innovative and inspiring approach shows everyone that they already know what delivers success but just don’t recognise it as such. Once they discover the secret by using simple actions they can quickly transform performance. This adds investor value, serves customers better, builds the brand and boosts bottom line by 10% + at no cost and even supports effective risk management and cost efficiency.

To develop this new approach to success Chris unique experience has been built up over 35 years during which he has been a successful :

• Corporate leader : Developing leaders and leadership in major global organisations and SMEs to enable both personal and organisational success. Eg His work in UBS as Global Head of Talent & Leadership is part of a Harvard Case Study. • Governmental leader : Working in Government and public sectors on major change and leadership projects from UK National Health Service and local Government to London Underground PFI.
• Thought leader : being regularly on the list of HR Most Influential Thinkers and Visiting Professor of Transformational Leadership at Cass Business School in London researching what delivers success. • Military leader : Serving as a military officer leading and inspiring people in challenging environments via a “serve to lead” ethos. • Executive mentor & confidant : helping senior executives be more successful across as range of different sectors and interviewing top CEOs to hear their secrets of success

This unique experience has enabled Chris develop an innovative, entrepreneurial and highly effective new approach for leaders and organisations to achieve their full potential and deliver bottom line success: I CARE Leadership. Chris shows how simple, practical day to day actions can be taken to quickly deliver real improvements at all levels; individual, team and organization. Those attending can then immediately make a real difference implementing simple actions based on their own experience they will have identified working with Chris. For example one organisation who implemented I CARE Leadership increased the number of staff happy to recommend it as “a great place to work” to friends or family in 2 years from 40% to 82%, and increased revenue by 40%.

Chris is an economist so fully understands the financial success that can be delivered via inspiring leaders. He has great breadth of experience across function, sector, culture and geography, from having held senior roles in UBS, HSBC, KPMG & London Underground to advising legal firms and construction, from the UK National Health Service of 1.4m staff and UK Government to the Red Cross in Myanmar, from Investment banks in London to Middle East Telecoms, from the Chinese Space Programme to retail in USA. From Project Managers to HR Directors, from Risk & Legal Officers to Finance Directors, from Beijing, New York, Dubai, Rome, Singapore, Athens, Stockholm, Zurich, Kuala Lumpur, Calcutta, Oman to Hong Kong.

When Global Head of Leadership at UBS, 70,000 staff & 100 countries, his team helped the bank transform organisational performance to increase profitability by 235% and market capitalisation by 50% and win many awards.

Chris has been quoted as a leadership expert globally in the Harvard Business Review China, Financial Times, Wall Street Journal, Le Monde, New York Times, Business Week, Time Magazine, Washington Post, Times of India, Straits & Gulf Times and many other titles. He has done over 350 TV interviews on leadership and business issues on BBC channels, Sky, Bloomberg, Al Zazeera, ITV, CNBC & CNN. Chris has been recognised as one of the Most Influential HR Thinkers regularly since 2010 by the HR profession and invited to be a Companion of the Chartered Institute of Management in recognition of this development of leaders and leadership around the world. For more information please see his website : and his books and podcasts.

Speech Topics

In the New World of work of the 21st Century fewer people have to do more with less.

Yet we know that up to 70% of people in organisations could give up to 30% more effort if they wanted. This extra effort can be delivered quickly, simply and effectively via 2 practical steps – leading to succeed. Mach 2 leadership will help you and your organisation become more entrepreneurial and:

-Inspire and motivate your people

-Maximise customer service and the value of your brand

-Manage risk effectively

-Boost innovation and creativity

-Optimise your costs and revenue to maximise bottom line

No matter where in the world you are, what the organisation does, which leaders are in the audience, what they want to achieve Mach 2 leadership will deliver success.

Lead to Succeed

Helping you and your organisations be more successful via a new innovative approach to getting things done effectively - I CARE Leadership. Examples

• ""How to add 10%+ to your bottom line at no cost using things you already know."" • ""How to be an inspiring leader for your people in just 2 simple steps."" • ""I CARE Leadership - the holistic solution to all business challenges."" • ""Optimising customer service through an I CARE culture."" • ""Transforming leadership into entrepreneurial leadership to deliver success."" • ""I CARE - Making every employee a proactive brand ambassador.""


Hear what Chris Roebuck has to say at the 4th Annual MICE Arabia Congress 2016

Given the current challenging economic environment, organisations now understand how critical it is to get the best from their people and so try to use innovative ways to engage and motivate them. Leaders are now focused on the use of motivational tools like incentives trips and events to increase employee knowledge and performance and give them the edge over the competition. The emphasis at leading corporate organisations on utilising these platforms to drive better employee performance has never been higher.

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