Tue 7th May 2019
Former Porsche GB and BMW GB CEO to share insights with local businesses
Kevin Gaskell, former CEO of major automotive brands including Porsche GB and BMW GB will be the keynote speaker at the Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s Growing Something Brilliant (GSB) event, in partnership with Electric Ireland, which will take place in the Titanic Belfast on Tuesday 14th May.
As keynote speaker, Kevin will speak about what it takes to build an elite brand in the modern era and how companies can stand apart in a crowded market. He will also explore digitalisation within the marketplace today and the types of leadership that fuel success in companies who need an injection of energy. Kevin has led global corporations, start-ups, private equity portfolio companies and organisations large and small to create shareholder value in excess of $5 Billion today.
The GSB series seeks to inspire local business people focusing on the importance of inspirational leadership with the aim of boosting productivity, performance and success and will represent the first event of its kind in 2019.
Kevin will share insights into his own business journey throughout a dynamic and distinguished career path that saw him, at the age of 32, recognised as one of the most capable leaders of his generation. He delivered the turnaround of Porsche, from close to bankruptcy to market leader and consolidated that recognition with four years as Managing Director of BMW (GB) during which he led the business to record growth and a 500% improvement in profitability.
Commenting on the event, Dermot McArdle, Head of Business Markets at Electric Ireland said, “We’re very proud to support the Growing Something Brilliant Leadership series again for 2019. Through it we aim to support local businesses to think differently, disrupt and innovate within their sectors. Our partnership underpins our commitment to support our customers by providing smart solutions for every aspect of their business and we look forward to the insights and learnings Kevin will share with us.”
Also commenting on the event, Ann McGregor, Chief Executive of NI Chamber, said: “Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry is delighted that Kevin Gaskell is able to join us for our next Growing Something Brilliant Leadership event with Electric Ireland. This event will provide our members with an opportunity to hear first-hand from the CEO of a global leader in innovations such as mobile networks, digital health and phones.
“The aim of the Growing Something Brilliant events is to show how exceptional management and leadership can transform a company – and there are few better examples than Kevin who has changed how businesses operate and seen some significant changes over the past number of years.”
The event, which takes place in Titanic Belfast on Tuesday 14th May 2019 from 08:30 – 10:15am, forms part of NI Chamber’s ‘Growing Something Brilliant’ leadership series of events, in partnership with Electric Ireland, aimed at inspiring business confidence and growth through outstanding leadership.