Researcher Profiles
René Carayol
Business Leadership Guru

René Carayol is one of the world’s leading business gurus specializing in leadership and culture, drawing from his own unique experiences on the boards of the biggest British and American organizations; from Marks & Spencer and Pepsi to IPC Media and the Inland Revenue.

He is the bestselling author of the leadership and culture bible, Corporate Voodoo, and has had the privilege of working closely with some of the world’s best leaders; from former US President Bill Clinton to the seventh Secretary-General of the United Nations Kofi Annan, and from former US Secretary of State Colin Powell to Sir Richard Branson.

René is a regular broadcaster for the BBC and has presented the influential Pay Off Your Mortgage In 2 Years series, BBC2’s flagship business offering The Money Programme, and the critically acclaimed Mind Of A Millionaire and Man From The Met documentaries.  He is a broadsheet columnist, a frequent voice on Radio 5 Live, and a regular expert commentator on Sky News and BBC Breakfast.

He has provided leadership support to the likes of the Prime Minister's Strategy Unit, the United Nations and the World Bank, and is now an accomplished Visiting Professor at Cass Business School.  In 2004, he was awarded an MBE for outstanding service to the business community.

It is this unrivalled business acumen that has seen René facilitate and host conferences all over the world and provide board level mentoring and master classes to some of the world's largest corporations; establishing a plethora of globally renowned names in his client portfolio in the process.