• THE RETAIL SUMMIT | 23-24 APRIL 2024 | ATLANTIS, THE PALM, DUBAI
  • THE RETAIL SUMMIT | 23-24 APRIL 2024 | ATLANTIS, THE PALM, DUBAI
  • THE RETAIL SUMMIT | 23-24 APRIL 2024 | ATLANTIS, THE PALM, DUBAI

Speakers

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SIR RICHARD BRANSON

SIR RICHARD BRANSON

Founder, Virgin Group
United Kingdom

VIRGINConceived in 1970 by Sir Richard Branson, the Virgin Group has gone on to grow successful businesses in sectors including mobile telephony, travel and transportation, financial services, leisure and entertainment and health and wellness.

Virgin is a leading international investment group and one of the world's most recognised and respected brands. 

Richard has also been an active investor in the technology sector and a number of innovative transport companies - including Virgin Galactic, Virgin Orbit and is currently chairman of Virgin Hyperloop One.

Since starting youth culture magazine “Student” at aged 16, Richard has found entrepreneurial ways to drive positive change in the world. In 2004 Richard established Virgin Unite, the non-profit foundation of the Virgin Group, which unites people and entrepreneurial ideas to create opportunities for a better world.

Most of his time is now spent building businesses that will make a positive difference in the world and working with Virgin Unite and organisations it has incubated, such as The Elders, The Carbon War Room, The B Team and Ocean Unite. He also serves on the Global Commission on Drug Policy and supports ocean conservation with the Ocean Elders.