Kriss Akabusi Former Olympic Medallist and CEO of The Akabusi Company; started his career in Her Majesty’s forces where he spent 9 years in the physical training corps. It was during this time that Kriss developed his athletic career, which led to major Olympic and world class success. He is now a world class speaker.
Kriss Akabusi: Speaker
With his enthusiasm, his powerful messages and his character; Kriss Akabusi captivates his audience often beyond the highest of expectations. Kriss is famous for his achievements in Athletics; where his greatest triumph was his Gold Medal in the 1990 European Championships. When he beat David Hemery’s 22 year old British Record.
Kriss Akabusi began his International career in 1983 as a member of the 4×400 metre relay squad; and will probably always be remembered for helping Britain clinch the Gold and beat the Americans. In the World Championships 4×400 metre relay in Tokyo in 1991. In 1992 as three times Olympic medallist, World, European and Commonwealth Champion; Kriss was awarded the MBE by Her Majesty The Queen.
Kriss In Retirement
After his retirement from top athletics almost 10 years ago Kriss put his energies into public speaking. His start in TV began when he presented the Big Breakfast; this was followed by a full time position as co-presenter of BBC’S Record Breakers. He has presented various children’s shows and appears often on game and chat shows; where the brief is “fun and entertainment”.
Drawing from his wealth of experience as a world class athlete and TV presenter; he is now considered to be one of the country’s top business speakers and hosts. Kriss speaks at over 120 corporate events each year to FTSE 100 companies, training organisations, conferences and seminars. His message tailored for you is: in your arena, focus, innovation and teamwork are the route to success.
Kriss was born in London in 1958 to Nigerian parents and is married to Monika; with whom he has two children, Ashanti and Shakira. When not speaking in public, Kriss can be found teeing off at his local golf club; and still participates in various sports such as basketball, tennis and football.
Kriss Akabusi MBE
1992 Kriss was awarded the MBE by Her Majesty The Queen in her Birthday Honours List; for his services to the country through athletics.
What He Offers You
Internationally recognised and respected guest speaker; Kriss offers guests advice on becoming an achiever in any chosen field. He also shows the importance of teamwork and self belief. He engages with high energy, inspirational messages from the conference platform; or creating exciting, workshops and awards presentations.
How Kriss Akabusi Presents
Sportsman and TV personality, Kriss’s inspirational and high energy presentations; are guaranteed to leave audiences feeling energised and ready to achieve their ambitions.
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Matthew Willetts MA is the Director of Comicus who has over 35 years experience in television, film, theatre, and comedy club/cabaret entertainment, working as a performer, screenwriter, producer and agent. He lectured at Southampton Solent University in Comedy, Screenwriting, Television, Theatre & Radio. Matthew can sometimes be seen and heard on TV & Radio and often quoted in the national press and media publications. As well as speaking regularly at festivals and industry conferences, he has been a judge at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and the Montreux Television Festival.
Some reviews of Kriss Akabusi
I just wanted to say what an amazing conference we had last week. Ending the day with Kriss was the absolute highlight and made a major difference to a number of people. The night was full of people talking about Kriss and how they have now looked at themselves in a new light, people were buzzing! My thanks again for an amazing session and the effort that had gone into making sure it was relevant and tailored to my messages. Kriss certainly is in a class of his own!
We are really grateful to Kriss for stepping in so last minute and for the absolutely fantastic job he did on the night. He was truly inspirational – I don’t think I’ve ever witnessed a speaker fire an audience up as much as Kriss did! We really cannot thank him enough.
Kriss went down a storm
Kriss went down a storm, was very personable and down-to-earth whilst funny and inspiring in equal measures. It was really fantastic to watch him in action and made the day extra special. In my direct dealings, I found him so personable and a pleasure to deal with. I will have no hesitation recommending him to colleagues and peers.