Irish singer-songwriter | Author | Actor | Political Activist
Who Am I
After making his
name as a pop star, Bob Geldof was so moved by a BBC news report on the famine in
Ethiopia that it changed his life overnight. As a direct response he organized
Band Aid – soon followed by Live Aid.
later, Bob used his contacts and in?uence again to orchestrate Live 8,
coinciding with the G8 summit in Gleneagles. His perseverance has spawned
hundreds of practical projects and ensured Africa’s plight does not slip off
the international agenda.
campaigning, for which he has been knighted and named European Hero of the Year
by Time Magazine, Bob runs a burgeoning media empire. He is strongly
pro-enterprise, as much at home with business leaders and balance sheets as he
is in the company of Prime Ministers and Presidents.
Bob shows how to lead from the front. He argues that we are de?ned by what we
do, not by what we say: everyone in every organization genuinely can make a
difference. He also explain why it is in the business interest to nurture and
support Africa - not least as an increasingly important source of oil.
When Speaking Minds was founded in 2007 in New Zealand, little did we envisage that this would grow into an international brand with offices in India and London in less than a decade. We set up the business to share what we had learnt, from the privileges we have had in our jobs – of access to knowledge.
Bringing India to the rest of the world was our driving force.
The dna of our business is genuinely about sharing knowledge with the
world, from thought leaders and experts who are notable achievers in
their field. Raga D'silva quit her highly successful corporate career in
New Zealand in 2007, to set up a dream business of connecting
knowledge, insights, motivation from exceptional talent with the
corporate world, globally.