Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship
London Business School


I regularly give keynote speeches at business conferences but specifically also at company meetings, for instance a firm’s annual Top 100 meeting. I do not have a standard talk that I roll out but, instead, adapt the keynote to the specific interest of the audience. It usually concerns issues related to strategic transformation, strategy execution, managing innovation, or organisational culture.

speaking by Frank Vermeulen



Keynote Speeches (sample)

  • Five Reasons Why Management Myths Persist – Innotown
  • Strategy & Leadership – Credit Suisse
  • Shaping Your Future – PwC HR Forum
  • Making Strategy in Times of Uncertainty – OTP Bank
  • Making a Big Shift (and why that is easier said than done) – Cordys
  • Disrupt to Create – iGATE
  • Trends in Business Strategy – Ernst and Young
  • How Bad Practice Prevails – Danish Centre for Leadership
  • How to Spot a Management Myth – Goldman Sachs
  • Strategy under Uncertainty – Swissotel
  • Strategy, Entrepreneurship and Innovation – DMGT
  • Communicating Strategy – Lundbeck
  • “Lean and Mean” instead of “Lean and Lame” – Aedes
  • The Challenge of Change – PwC
  • Entrepreneurialism – Q-Med
  • Unconventional Strategy – Benchmark for Business
  • Strategy under Uncertainty – UFI Global CEO Forum  
  • Strategic Innovation and Corporate Entrepreneurship – Lufthansa
  • Business Exposed – Textile Services Association
  • New Solutions for Strategic Problems – PerCapita (CEO Forum)
  • What Really Goes on in the World of Business? – PwC
  • Why Good Business Can Go Bad – Swedbank
  • The Challenge of Change – Penna
  • Surviving Profitable Growth – Galderma
  • Strategic Management of Services – European Textile Services Association
  • Making Strategy Happen – ReedElsevier
  • Entrepreneurialism – The Man Group
  • The Success Trap – Nordea
  • Change for Change’s Sake – Implement

Freek Vermeulen - speaking samples