Jean-Marie van der Elst Themes delivered by Jean-Marie van der Elst
Major Themes
Ten Lessons from the Future
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"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

"I haven't seen the challenges and opportunities of future business, communities and people so powerfully presented before. Wolfgang's life cycles reminded me exactly of what went right and wrong in our business."
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"Without this process, Deloitte's own revenues would be R260m less."
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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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