Kriss Akabusi – Keynote Speaker

Former sprint and hurdling track and field athlete, Gold Medal winner in the 1990 European Championships

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Specialist Subjects

  • Achieving Goals
  • Teamwork
  • Focus and Determination


  • English


Kriss Akabusi 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 4x400m relay squad and will probably always be remembered for helping Britain clinch the Gold and beat the Americans in the World Championships 4x400m relay in Tokyo in 1991.

In 1992 as 3 x Olympic medallist, World, European and Commonwealth Champion Akabusi 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.

Akabusi is consulted today on a variety of radio programmes to discuss topics ranging from sport to business and is a regular contributor to Sky News Paper Reviews.

Akabusi 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.

Akabusi is also an accredited personal coach, having qualified at the Hudson Institute of Santa Barbara. He works with executives and senior managers to help them identify, clarify and achieve their personal and business goals.


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