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The Great Mind Series are videos of blue-chip company leaders and are aimed at inspiring students and promoting debate on education, employability, entrepreneurship and the economy.

Amongst the business leaders that have already participated are Keven Mathers, UK Sales Director at Google UK; Jonathan Ruffer, Chairman, Ruffler LLP; Tim Davie, CEO at BBC Worldwide; Timothy Richards, CEO, Vue Entertainment; Eric Salama, CEO, Kantar Group, and Iain Jacobs, President, Dynamic Markets, Starcom Mediavest Group

The video series started in 2011 with a conversation with former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, followed by an interview with former Education Secretary Lord Kenneth Baker. In 2012, entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson, founder and chairman of the Virgin Group, was interviewed by LSBF and said that universities worldwide should become hubs to boost entrepreneurship and inspire self-starters to develop their own businesses. Early 2014, LSBF spoke to Guy Hayward-Cole from Nomura Bank International about the investment banking sector and with former British Prime Minister Sir John Major.

Richard Branson on Education & Entrepreneurship
Great Minds Series

Richard Branson on Education & Entrepreneurship

Tim Davie, CEO, BBC Worldwide
Great Minds Series

Tim Davie, CEO, BBC Worldwide

Kevin Mathers, UK Sales Director, Google UK

Kevin Mathers, UK Sales Director, Google UK

In an interview with London School of Business and Finance (LSBF), Google’s UK Sales Director, Kevin Mathers, revealed his belief in the idea that leadership is a quality which can be taught. Participating in LSBF’s Great Minds series, Mr Mathers, who has worked at Google for eight years, made it clear that the teaching of leadership skills is something he is passionate about.

LSBF Great Minds Compilation

LSBF Great Minds Compilation

LSBF Great Minds Series is aimed at inspiring students and promoting debate on education, employability, entrepreneurship, and the economy.

Mark Wood, former CEO, JLT Employee Benefits

Mark Wood, former CEO, JLT Employee Benefits

Former CEO of JLT Employee Benefits, Mark Wood, has said that the development of innovation and technology has completely transformed the insurance sector over the last ten years.

Anne-Marie Martin ton Gender Balance in Managerial Roles

Anne-Marie Martin ton Gender Balance in Managerial Roles

Anne-Marie Martin, Director of Global Business Networks at the British Chambers of Commerce, talks to LSBF about the need to create a better gender balance in managerial roles.

David Blunkett interviews broadcaster Jon Snow

David Blunkett interviews broadcaster Jon Snow

“Life is more than just earning a penny or two” – at least according to 2015 BAFTA Television awards-winning journalist Jon Snow. The long-time broadcaster, who was presented with the prestigious Fellowship Award by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts last week, was interviewed by former British Education Secretary, David Blunkett, as part of the London School of Business and Finance’s Great Minds Series of videos.

Guy Hayward-Cole on Investment Banking

Guy Hayward-Cole on Investment Banking

Guy Hayward-Cole, Managing Director at Nomura International, sat down for an exclusive interview with LSBF to discuss the investment banking industry and what tips he had for students aspiring to work in this sector.

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