Led iconic brands Porsche, BMW and Lamborghini to success International corporate Trailblazer

Keynote | Global 

Examining Kevin Gaskell’s track record surprises some people. As CEO of four successful world class brands and as a serial entrepreneur who has built international companies from ‘a good idea’ Kevin has created over £3 billion in shareholder value – and yet has still found time to climb the world’s highest mountains, walk to both North and South Poles, compete in international sport and play in a rock band.

Kevin has a passion for actions that get results – in everything he does. He has led businesses in sectors including automotive, branded goods, technology, data, professional services, marine and landscape gardening! His energy and leadership has helped companies including Porsche, BMW, Lamborghini, epyx and EurotaxGlass’s to achieve world class levels of customer service and financial performance. He passionately believes that ordinary people can deliver extraordinary results given the invitation to believe in the goal and the opportunity to contribute towards its achievement. He has always built success with the team developed inside the company. Today he actively chairs, invests and partners with a small number of companies helping them to achieve market leading growth and to manage change successfully.

Kevin is a natural communicator with the ability to lead, build and motivate a management team and to engage the team throughout an organisation. His drive and passion were apparent from an early age when he qualified as an engineer, then as an accountant and completed his MBA before pursuing a career that took him through the construction industry, the chemical industry and then into the automotive sector, where he was appointed UK Managing Director of Porsche at the age of 32 and BMW GB at the age of 37. He has been widely recognised as one of the outstanding leaders of his generation.


Kevin’s speaking style is lively, energetic and involving with a gentle layer of self-deprecating humour. He shares with the audience the methods and techniques that drive success. Using his personal achievements and translating those into a business action plan gives listeners the answer to the question ‘What should I do on Monday morning?’

Presentations and masterclasses are individually designed to meet the specific requirements of clients. Typical topics include:

Building a world class company
Leading teams to extraordinary performance
Practical leadership in a challenging market
Creativity in the face of digital chaos
Building a world class brand
Extreme leadership for high performance teams
Inspiring and re-energising your organisation

These topics can be presented as a key note speech (20-60 minutes) or as a practical masterclass (90-180 minutes) or as a combination of both.

Content is highly topical and pragmatic and based on 25 years’ experience of managing significant companies and achieving extraordinary results. Using an involving style, real examples, humour and practical advice are combined to share with the audience how they can apply the tools and techniques to their own business. The emphasis is on the real world need for the audience to understand ‘How to really make a difference from Monday’.

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