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EVENTS

JOHANNESBURG

28 SEPTEMBER 2022

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CAPE TOWN

4 OCTOBER 2022

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Ian Russell is a speaker, author, independent freelance business advisor and professional non-executive director.

Number of people who have worked for me
Over 20000
Number of jobs I've had
18
Number of books sold
Over 5000
Number of Boards I have sat on
14
Number of speeches last year
32
Number of kids at Christel House
860

Ian Russell is currently an independent, freelance business advisor, speaker and professional non-executive director. Ian currently chairs 5 organisations and sits on the Boards of several others, mainly in the Private Equity space.


Ian’s last corporate role was in 2018 as CEO of BCX, Africa’s largest technology company, with a turnover of $2bn and a workforce of over 10,000.Ian is a bestselling author, with The Other End of the Telescope being published in 2018, and The Upside of Being Myself and Other Leadership Stories published in 2022. Both books leverage and distil Ian’s experience from around the globe into bite-sized, accessible lessons and ideas for your own development.


During the past few years, Ian addressed well over 20,000 people in Europe, Asia, and Africa on topics from the books, such as “Fuzzy Logic”, “The Past is a Foreign Country: they do things differently there” and “The Upside of Being Myself”.


Over the years, Ian has shared the stage with the likes of Dion Chang, Malcolm Gladwell, will.I.am, Richard Mulholland, Rapelang Rabana, John Sanei, Mark Sham, Scott Synder, and Bronwyn Williams and revels in the multi-faceted aspects of on-stage, live debate. Ian also works as an independent business advisor and coach to Boards and CEOs looking for support and guidance on turning around business performance, and especially focuses on how established businesses can use their assets to fight off digitally native disruptors.

    South Africa | United Kingdom | Middle East

    For all booking enquiries, please email: bookings@ianmrussell.com

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      South Africa | United Kingdom | Middle East

      For all booking enquiries, please email: bookings@ianmrussell.com

      Proudly Designed & Developed by Salt&Candy