Bob Keiller CBE is one of the most highly regarded and well respected figures in Scottish and British Business.
He is the former Chief Executive of Wood Group, a multinational energy services company which generates in excess of $10 billion in revenue, employs more than 55 thousand people and operates in over 60 countries.
In December 2015 he assumed the role as Chairman of Scotland’s national economic development agency, Scottish Enterprise, a role which he served for three years, stepping down at the end of 2018.
He was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 2017, for services to business and entrepreneurship, and in addition to a host of previous accolades such as Entrepreneur of The Year, Scottish Businessman of the year, and being inducted into Entrepreneurial Scotland’s Hall of Fame, he was named as Scotland’s “icon of the year” in the 2018 Barclays Entrepreneur Awards.
He’s a TEDx speaker, a LinkedIn Influencer with more than 155,000 followers, Chief Storytelling Officer at The Lens, and he now acts as a Business Advisor through his consultancy firm, AB15, where he works with companies, ambitious leaders and social enterprises, with the focus of inspiring others to succeed.
01.50 Bob’s early life
05.30 Bob’s career path
11.50 How did Bob evolve from someone managing 2 people to managing over 40,000
13.50 How did Bob navigate his way to the position of CEO?
16.50 Who was Bob’s best boss?
18.10 Why are core values so important?
19.50 Do core values define culture?
20.30 Delineating and implementing a businesses values
23.00 Should people be dismissed if they don’t adhere to values?
24.00 How did Bob’s specialities become his specialities?
27.00 Helping people and businesses on a pro bono basis rather than taking a position on a board
28.20 Bob on not being driven by ego
29.50 How Bob became an Influencer on LinkedIn
32.40 First things a new business should do
35.00 Using technology to grow a business
36.30 Business in Scotland
39.00 Geography as a limitation to funding a startup
41.30 Bob on his personal values
43.20 Bob on his purpose
45.50 Bob’s approach to business storytelling
49.10 What does the future hold for Bob?
50.30 Bob on his legacy
51.30 How does Bob define success?
52.30 Best piece of advice
55.00 Speaking to 20 year old self
56.20 Changing the world
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