Jean-Marie van der Elst Themes delivered by Jean-Marie van der Elst
Major Themes
Ten Lessons from the Future
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"Dear Doug, I want to commend you on a brilliant presentation today at the Liberty Life East London Road Show. The things that you and your partners at FutureWorld are doing are truly inspiring. "
Chad Hayhoe

"I would just like to thank you most sincerely for the outstanding presentation yesterday. The feedback from the group was very positive and I think it helped many of the groups gain a new perspective on their Action Learning Projects."
Conrad Viedge WITS Business School

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Peter Muir, Denel Dynamics

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Leif Almö, CEO ScandNet AB (One of the Scandinavian pioneers of Internet commerce)

"As I wrote in the feedback mail, your part was the most interesting and valuable one in that week!"
Richard Wang CEO Wartsila, China

 
Jean-Marie van der Elst

Successful entrepreneur, corporate executive, part-time lecturer, inspiring speaker.

Jean-Marie has a passion for creating, communicating and motivating others to invest time and effort into the future.

He has had a successful international business career in many different countries and industries. He holds post graduate degrees in Economics and Finance, is an alumnus of Colombia University and the London Business School and has lectured in Economic Science.

Jean-Marie is both a successful entrepreneur and corporate executive who has earned his spurs heading up companies and functions around the world including the UK, Switzerland, Russia and Tanzania. His successful fractal career has relied on innovative outward thinking applied in different industries such as Packaging, IT, Motor industry, FMCG and Pharmaceuticals and many different cultures. He has served as Chairman, executive and non-executive director on a number of company boards. He is also a visiting lecturer at local Business Schools and serves on the Board of Governors of an educational institution.

Jean-Marie's personal interests include many active sports, including coaching rugby and athletics, scouting, and international travel.

As a FutureWorld Guru he applies his experiences into client specific challenges, focused at the future.

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