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Jeremy Schwarz

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International leadership speaker, Jeremy Schwarz, has had a distinguished career spanning several iconic global companies such as Coca-Cola, L’Oréal, The Body Shop, and Pandora.  He has established himself as an authority of informed leadership and empirical wisdom in the business world. The breadth of his experience provides a unique vantage point, offering a panoramic view of business dynamics across different sectors. Jeremy’s foresight led him to champion the integration of digital trends, recognizing the transformative power of e-commerce, AI and digital landscapes long before they became industry staples.

Background

Jeremy’s association with global brands lends credence to his insights. From unveiling the innovation behind products his team created such as Coke Zero, which enjoys revenues exceeding $5bn, to sharing the transformative journeys of brands like Pandora and Sainsbury’s, each adding over €5bn in shareholder value within two years, he provides a comprehensive view of the mechanics behind these monumental successes.  Jeremy and his team pioneered the Sainsbury’s Active Kids programme which has since imbued 56m kids in the UK with the habit of exercise.

Outside of work Jeremy Schwartz is an accomplished mountaineer where he pushes the boundaries of courage, determination and resilience which can be included in speeches on request. Additionally, his dedication to societal betterment is evident in his role as a founding trustee for the Against Malaria Foundation which has raised $500m.

Leadership and AI

Jeremy’s emphasis on digital realms is rooted in his first-hand experiences with evolving business models and aligning corporate culture with emerging technological paradigms. His approach transcends mere digital presence; as he advocates for a holistic transformation that encompasses technology, business strategies, and corporate purpose led ethos. He explains how to create a strong digital strategy, making the most of big data and AI, while fostering an agile, innovation-centric corporate culture that empowers rather than controls employees.

Sustainability

Of equal importance, Jeremy Schwartz’s commitment to sustainability is unwavering. As the CEO of The Body Shop and as Chairman of Kantar’s Sustainability and Diversity Transformation practice, he dives deep into sustainable business practices. Jeremy lays out practical roadmaps for engaging stakeholders, innovating sustainable products and delivering ambitious environmental goals without compromising profitability. He navigates the tension between immediate financial goals and our sustainable obligations. Jeremy runs the popular podcast, Saving Tomorrow’s Planet

Leadership speaker

Jeremy’s speaking sessions are packed with insights, strategies and forward- thinking approaches. Drawing from his leadership roles and the challenges he navigated, he demystifies the processes behind purpose-driven goals, rapid decision-making, and the nuances of digital transformation. Audiences are not only presented with learnings from his successes and his failures but are also equipped through his interactive approach with strategies and frameworks to thrive in the ever-evolving business landscape.

In the ever-evolving digital age, Jeremy Schwartz stands as a testament to informed authority, blending traditional business acumen with a forward-thinking approach, ensuring businesses are relevant today and into the future.

Feedback includes:

“Thanks to Jeremy’s wake-up call we upgraded our merchandising expertise and he gave us the good kick we needed to launch a new range of sustainable packaging – not at the pace Jeremy would expect but he inspired us to get moving.”  Craig Spafford, Vice President Global Frontline, Wella

“Thank you for your brilliant sustainability presentation which really struck a chord, as you could tell from the lively discussion. You balanced high-level views with practical insights to perfection, and obviously you did lots of homework in advance.”  Christian Toennesen, Managing Partner, Carnstone

“Jeremy made our clients and my team braver together to create successful new digital campaigns.”  Juliet Timms, Founder Cheetah Digital

“Jeremy was very and concrete at the same time. He it very clear that for some brands, purpose is core, for others it is reflected in the way the brand behaves. Following this all our key brands embraced a clear purpose!”  Yves Schladenhaufen, Marketing Transformation & Portfolio Director, Pernod Ricard

Brilliant presentation.”  Jean-Pierre Clericin, Managing Director Singapore

 

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