Kriss is famous for his achievements in athletics where his greatest individual triumph was his Gold Medal in the 1990 European Championships when he also beat David Hemery’s 22 year old British Record.
He began his international athletic 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 3 x Olympic medallist, World, European and Commonwealth Champion Kriss was awarded the MBE by Her Majesty The Queen in her Birthday Honours List in recognition of his services to the country through athletics.
His start into television and entertainment began when he presented THE BIG BREAKFAST. This was followed with a full time position as co-presenter with BBC’s RECORD BREAKERS. He has presented various children’s programmes and appears regularly on game and chat shows where the brief is “fun and entertainment”
Kriss is currently the CEO of The Akabusi Company, a corporate communications and training company where his marvellous personality and reputation as a fantastic public speaker has made him a very popular and attractive advocate.
He is also an accredited personal coach, having qualified at the Hudson Institute of Santa Barbara. He is one of only four qualified Hudson Institute coaches in the UK.
“Absolutely brilliant! We still receive compliments about the evening, in particular Kriss’s speech. It was very motivational and key messages about the aim of our awards were incorporated into his speech perfectly” Learning and Skills Council, Essex
“The power and impact of this event continues to grow in my mind. You were indeed inspirational in your speech and great fun, energetic and positive in your presence. It wa a privilege to share the stage with you. You gave us a great lift. I was very taken with how much you were able to tailor your words to our organisation’s work and our fundamental purpose. This is a belated, but reflected “Thank You”, for having come to Torbay to do this.” Anthony, Torbay Care Trust
” Kriss did a great job for us. His anticipated energy and charisma came across in spades. His presentation was polished and followed a logical progression … Kriss turned our awards presentation into a real celebration. Comments I heard afterwards were all very positive.” Don Rudge, Vice President & Managing Director ServiceMaster Ltd