Jean-Marie van der Elst Themes delivered by Jean-Marie van der Elst
Major Themes
Ten Lessons from the Future
What our clients say
"Breathtaking presentation. Great insight into future and how you can try and shape it. The future is nearby and we have to deal with that. We must spend at least 10% of our time understanding the future!"
London Business School, Senior Executive Programme, February 2009

"An excellent presentation and a completely new way of thinking about the world. You provided vision and encouraged us to leave our comfort zones."
Feedback from delegates to the SA√ŹD Business School Programme for the Deloitte M&A EMEA team, Athens, October 2008

"FutureWorld - yours is a truly visionary and amazing enterprise! (The open letter to Thabo Mbeki) is the most exciting solution to an economic crisis that the world has ever seen!"
Tanya van der Spuy - Senior lecturer in tax at the University of Pretoria

"An excellent presentation on what the future could be for us, and a relevant insight for us to define our critical 'Must Win Battles'"
Olivier Desponds, Head, Nestle Nutrition Africa

"Wow! That was great! I loved listening to your ideas! That was the most important set of concepts that I've heard anyone talk about in a long time."
Greg Homan, Director, Emerging Technologies, Nextel Communications

 
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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