Ranked in the global top 100 most influential people in the telecommunications industry three years in a row by Global Telecoms Business and acknowledged as the pioneer of cross-border mobile commerce in Africa, Chris Gabriel is an MBA qualified, internationally applauded business entrepreneur with a formal education spanning strategy, finance, marketing, law and technology. He has over 25 years board leadership experience heading up commercial, corporate, strategy, finance and technology divisions as well as major group wide transformation programs for global industry leading icons such as SingTel Optus and the Zain Group.
Chris is an entrusted advisor to private equity funds and banks such as Macquarie Bank; having amassed a library of international M&A, business turnaround, transformation and growth experience. Giving full credit to the passion, drive and professionalism of his people, Chris has been accredited by industry and country leaders alike for achieving near impossible business feats - such as rolling out mobile telecommunications across Africa - leading and growing a business that was recently sold for US$10.7 billion.
Chris has developed extensive cross-cultural leadership expertise having worked across Africa, US, UK, Asia, Europe and the Middle East traversing industries from telecommunications, consulting and manufacturing to logistics, energy and investment banking.
Called upon by country leaders in recognition of his competitive spirit and intellect to spearhead major regional economic and business stretch visions requiring complex strategy and near faultless execution, Chris is recognised by industry for his talent and 'rare-sixth sense' for catapulting revenue, turning around businesses, seizing market share, identifying and opening up new and emerging markets and integrating and restructuring businesses for stretch and sustained growth.
With an amiable and 'growth-centric' leadership style that is inclusive yet decisive, Chris attacks challenges with passion and vigour - focusing on growth opportunities and building customer loyalty, uniqueness of brand and value propositions that ensure sustainable competitive advantage.
Chris Gabriel travels from New South Wales Australia
- Business Process Engineering, Outsourcing and Management
- Delivering Results
- Driving Accountability
- Financial Management
- Leadership in a Changing Environment
- Managing Change
- Managing Cultural Diversity
- Personal Effectiveness - Control and Influence
- Program and Project Management
- Time Management
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