Global Speaker Series
Inspirational business leaders share their vision

The Hult Global Speaker Series is an annual forum that links up all of our campuses across the globe. Previous speakers include Arianna Huffington, Bill Clinton, Steve Wozniak, Biz Stone, Sir Bob Geldof, and Robin Chase, to name a few.

Listen to and network with some of the world's greatest minds as they share what it takes to turn an idea into reality and bring about breakthrough innovation. Which skills do you need to become a global leader? What are today's top companies and organizations looking for in their future employees? What makes a visionary thinker?

Previous Speakers

Ellis Watson

CEO of DC Thomson Media Group
Hult's Executive Speaker Series went to Dubai, where we were delighted to host Ellis Watson. The Hult audience was inspired by an enthusiastic leader who has proved the value of reinventing corporate culture and injected dynamism across leading companies, such as the Greyhound bus company and Mirror newspaper group.

Jack Perkowski

"Mr. China" Entrepreneur, Author & Wall Street Veteran
Jack Perkowski appeared live at Hult Shanghai and shared his experiences venturing into the Chinese market. After graduating top of his class at Harvard Business School, Jack gained extensive experience on Wall Street helping boost revenues at financial services firm Paine Webber & Co.

Jessica Jackley

Co-founder of Kiva
Hult’s Executive Speaker Series heads to Boston, February 13th for an inspiring story of how one simple idea can transform the lives of others, from the pioneering co-founder of KIVA, the world’s first online lending platform.

Sir Bob Geldof

Nobel Man of Peace
As part of Hult International Business School’s commitment to connecting students with leading business executives, we were delighted to welcome Sir Bob Geldof, the famed Irish pop musician, humanitarian, broadcaster, and business executive to share his leadership experience with the Hult community on January 31st 2013.

Biz Stone

Co-founder of Twitter
Hult proudly hosted Biz Stone, co-founder of Twitter, a network that has changed the way people communicate around the world, as part of the Executive Speaker Series.

Nayla Al-Khaja

CEO of D-SEVEN Motion Pictures
Hult International Business School Dubai was honored to host its Executive Speaker Series in Dubai with multi-award winning filmmaker and entrepreneur, Nayla Al Khaja.

Azran Osman-Rani

CEO of Air Asia X
Speaking at Hult's Shanghai campus, AirAsia X CEO Azran Osman-Rani told an audience of over 300 executives, students and academics how the airline he started with just one plane four years ago is now worth US$600 million – even though experts at the time told him he was crazy.

Richard Reed

Co-founder of innocent
Speaking to over 300 people in London, Entrepreneur Richard Reed’s amusing story of the beginnings of his company, Innocent, explained the need for perseverance and creative thinking, as well as social responsibility in business.

Tom Mercer

Founder of MOMA Foods
Master of MOMA Tom Mercer charmed more than 300 people in London with his wry tales of the challenges facing any business start-up. Tom also emphasized the importance of social responsibility and the need for businesses to listen to consumers.

Jimmy Wales

Founder of Wikipedia
Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales delivered an inspirational speech to 600 attendees at Hult's San Francisco campus on February 2, 2012, revealing how companies around the world are adopting the open-source technology that made his free encyclopedia a global success.

Steve Forbes

Chairman and Editor-in-Chief of Forbes Media
Forbes Media Chairman, Steve Forbes, spoke on October 19, 2011. He discussed his book, Power, Ambition, Glory: The Stunning Parallels between Great Leaders of the Ancient World and Today, and the Lessons You Can Learn.

Jim Rogers

Co-Founder of Quantum Funds with George Soros
Jim Rogers, founder of the Quantum Fund with George Soros and creator of the Rogers International Commodity Index (RICI), gave a speech at Hult’s Grand Opening in Shanghai. He shared his perspectives on life, business school, running a hedge fund, and his time as the first hedge fund manager to drive around the world through 116 countries.

John Sculley

Former CEO, Apple Inc. and former CEO, PepsiCo
John Sculley spoke at Hult International Business School's London campus on June 15, 2011 where he discussed his time at Apple and provided the audience with keen insights on today's business climate.

Steve Wozniak

Co-founder, Apple Inc.
Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak shared his views on ethics with MBA students at the Hult International Business School in San Francisco. Wozniak discussed his early years at HP and what he learned about social responsibility while working as an engineer at the technology company.