Chris is an internationally recognised speaker on Strategy, Strategic Planning & Strategy Execution with an emphasis on Innovation & Digital. Chris is a sought-after contributor to news agencies including BBC World News, Al Jazeera, The Evening Standard, and CIO Magazine. He is an experienced Executive, Non-Executive Director, Management Consultant, Venture Capitalist and Entrepreneur with demonstrable success across a wide range of roles and industries.
Chris is a strategic advisor to NEOM Technology & Digital – where humanity and AI are at the heart of building the world’s most advanced cognitive as part of Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 programme..
Chris also serves as the Expert-in-Residence for Strategy & Transformation at the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund.
As an entrepreneur, Chris has successfully launched, grown and exited several digital businesses.
Chris is a Fellow at the UK Institute of Directors where he served as the Lead Examiner for Strategy. Chris recently served on the Board of Directors at the International Association for Strategy Professionals and the University of Oxford, Saïd Business School’s Diploma & Accredited Programmes Committee for Strategy & Innovation. Originally from Chicago, Chris now resides in London but spends much of his time in the Middle East and North Africa.
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