Felipe Gomez Arbelaez is a Business Administrator from the University of Los Andes in Bogota, Colombia with an MBA from IMD, Lausanne, Switzerland. Throughout his career, he has always been an entrepreneur.
With more than 1,000 performances in 23 countries, Felipe has dazzled audiences at corporate events, association conventions, and global leadership conferences. His bold ideas, flawless delivery, and thought-provoking sessions consistently bring audiences to their feet in spirited standing ovations. He is the author of the best-selling book, Attitude-E: The Method for Being Entrepreneurial and Fulfilling Your Dreams. He also hosts “Thinking Out Loud,” a weekly interview program with global thinkers.
His renowned success as a speaker is built on extensive global management experience, unique storytelling skills, and the use of music as a metaphor for life – with help from a grand piano on stage. Felipe is a frequent speaker at some of the world’s most prestigious management and leadership conferences – such as WOBI Management Week and the World Business Forum in New York, Madrid, Milan, and Mexico City.
In 1995, Felipe Gomez founded Ink., a pioneering company in Multimedia, Interactivity and Internet. After several years of success, growth and expansion into Ecuador and Costa Rica, he attracted investors and up-scaled the operation, becoming the first and most successful e-business consultancy in Latin America, with offices in 7 different countries. He was Director for the Central American and the Caribbean region and a Member of the Board of Directors.
Between 2009 and 2014, he was the President of Compass Group Colombia, a leading global company in food services and later became Director of Innovation and Business Development for the Latin American region.
He is currently dedicated to promoting entrepreneurship, innovation and virtuosity with his keynote presentations and his upcoming book Attitude-E.
Felipe Gomez has participated in various conferences speaking about entrepreneurship and the application of new technologies in businesses, including Standford University, Darden School of Business, CESA and the University of the Los Andes as well as other international events in New York, Los Angeles, Miami, Mexico, Argentina, Central America, Austria and Colombia. He also holds an MBA from the Institute for Management Development (IMD) in Switzerland.
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