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Costas Markides

Costas Markides is one of the most sought-after keynote business and strategy speakers in the world today.  A native of Cyprus, he is Professor of Strategic and International Management and holds the Robert P. Bauman Chair in Strategic Leadership at the London Business School.  He received his BA (Distinction) and MA in Economics from Boston University, and his MBA and DBA from the Harvard Business School, and has worked as an Associate with the Cyprus Development Bank and as a Research Associate at the Harvard Business School. He is a member of the Academy of Management and the Strategic Management Society and a Fellow of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. In 2009 and 2007 ‘Thinkers 50’, the global ranking of management gurus, listed him as one of the most influential thinkers.
Prof. Markides has done research and published on the topics of strategic innovation, corporate restructuring, refocusing, international acquisitions, management of diversified firms and the use of innovation and creativity to achieve strategic breakthroughs. His work has been published in a wide range of highly respected journals and his most recent book, Fast Second, examines how big, established companies can create radical new markets. He is the Associate Editor of the European Management Journal and sits on the Editorial Board of the Strategic Management Journal and the Sloan Management Review. He is currently working on the topic of strategic innovation - how companies can break the rules in their existing businesses.
Having taught on numerous in-company programmes (including Unilever, Boeing, Pirelli and Honeywell), Prof. Markides is without doubt one of Europe's most experienced and respected global business strategists.  He is a captivating and engaging speaker whose presentations are ideal for decision makers keen to sustain and develop superior competitive performance by implementing and understanding new business strategies.

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