Sir Bob Geldof

London, January 31st.
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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.

 “If there's a problem, you have to go out and solve it.” Sir Bob Geldof.

Hult London has hosted many inspirational figures as part of the Executive Speaker Series, and this time our event will be no different. A born leader, Geldof has shown entrepreneurial spirit, innovation, and commitment in all he has done; in his musical career, humanitarian action, media work, and business ventures.

A successful pop star in the ‘70s, earning two UK No.1 singles with his band The Boomtown Rats, Geldof went on to exhibit extraordinary leadership, bringing together over 20 different musicians to sing on one of the best-selling singles of all time “Do They Know It’s Christmas?”. Geldof’s inspirational humanitarian work also includes organizing Live Aid, one of the most ambitious concert series’ ever staged, raising over £100 million to fight hunger in Africa in 1985 alone. Lesser known but no less impressive is Geldof’s success in broadcasting and business. His entrepreneurial drive led him to found the multimedia company Ten Alps and the online travel agent Deckchair.com. A desire to change the world is nothing new, but while others discuss, Geldof acts; channelling his energies into positive, innovative action.

Musician

  • Bob, Lead singer of "The Boomtown Rats" punk rock band, 2 UK No. 1 singles in '78 & ’79

  • Co-wrote “Do They Know It’s Christmas”, one of the bestselling singles of all time, raising £8 million for famine charities

  • Released album “How to Compose Popular Songs That Will Sell” in 2011

Humanitarian

  • Set up charity supergroup Band Aid and organized the hugely successful Live Aid and Live 8 charity concerts.

  • Named Time magazine’s 2005 European Hero

  • Nominated 7 times for a Nobel Peace Award and named Nobel Man of Peace in 2007

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Broadcaster

  • Co-founded the hugely successful Ten Alps Communications media company in 1999

  • Presenter of the BBC1 TV series “Geldof in Africa” and author of an accompanying book

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Entrepreneur

  • Founded the online travel agent Deckchair.com in late ‘90s

 
 

Named Time magazine’s 2005 European Hero.
Nominated 7 times for a Nobel Peace Award and named Nobel Man of Peace in 2007.