Sir Paul Judge – Innovation Forum 2016 – Leaders Conference Speakers

Dr Marek Tyl Written by Dr Marek Tyl
Published on 12 September 2016
3 min. read

We are delighted to announce our speakers line-up for the Innovation Forum 2016 conference. Follow us to keep up to date as we introduce our eminent speakers. 

Sir Paul Judge
Photo: Sir Paul Judge, Business leader and philanthropist

Sir Paul Judge has wide international experience in the commercial, public, political and not-for-profit sectors.

He is an Alderman of the City of London, the President of the Association of MBAs, the Chairman of the British-Serbian Chamber of Commerce, of the Museum of Brands and of St Dunstan’s College, a Director of the United Kingdom Accreditation Service, a Member of the Council of the Crown Agents, a Special Adviser at Chatham House and the Foundation Master for the City of London Guild of Entrepreneurs. He has honorary degrees from Cambridge, Westminster, City and London South Bank universities. 

Internationally he has been a Director on boards in the USA, Dubai, Johannesburg and Kenya. His honorary offices include being a Member of the Togolese President’s Investment Advisory Council, Chairman of the Advisory Board for the School of Management at Zhejiang University in Hangzhou and for RANEPA in Moscow and a Member of the Advisory Boards for the UK-India Business Council, for HEC in Paris and for the Athens University of Economics and Business. 

Following his education at Cambridge University and at the Wharton Business School, Sir Paul worked for Cadbury Schweppes and then led the buyout of their food interests to form Premier Brands which was successfully sold in 1989. He was subsequently in the 1990’s Chairman of Food from Britain, Director General of the Conservative Party, a Ministerial Adviser at the Cabinet Office and a director of WPP Group plc, Boddington Group plc and Grosvenor Development Capital plc.

He has more recently been President of the Chartered Management Institute (2004-5) and the Chartered Institute of Marketing (2008-14), Chairman of the British-North American Committee (2001-14) and Royal Society of Arts (2003-6), Master of the Worshipful Company of Marketors (2005-6), Chairman of Teachers TV (2005-8) and of the North American Advisory Council at the Royal Institute of International Affairs at Chatham House (2008-13), a Member of the Higher Education Funding Council for England (2008-10), Trustee and then Deputy Chairman of the American Management Association based in New York (2000-12), Chairman of Schroder Income Growth Fund plc (2005-13), a Director of Standard Bank Group Ltd of Johannesburg (2003-12), of ENRC plc (2007-13), of Abraaj Capital of Dubai (2009-2015) and of Tempur-Sealy International of Kentucky (2004-16) and Sheriff of the City of London (2013-14). He was the key benefactor of the Judge Business School at the University of Cambridge.

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