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Kevin Gaskell is a renowned serial entrepreneur and former CEO of prestigious companies such as BMW, Porsche, Lamborghini y Cars Direct. Gaskell is also the author of Inspired Leadership.
Kevin Gaskell’s energy and leadership have helped companies including Porsche, BMW, Lamborghini, epyx and EurotaxGlass’s to achieve world class levels of customer service and financial performance. Gaskell passionately believes that ordinary people can deliver extraordinary results given the invitation to believe in the goal and the opportunity to contribute towards its achievement.
As CEO of four successful world class brands and as a serial entrepreneur who has built international companies from ‘a good idea’, Kevin Gaskell has created over £3 billion in shareholder value – and yet has still found time to climb the world’s highest mountains, walk to both North and South Poles, compete in international sport and play in a rock band.
Kevin Gaskell has a passion for actions that get results in everything he does. He has led businesses in sectors including automotive, branded goods, technology, data, professional services, marine and landscape gardening. Today he actively chairs, invests and partners with a small number of companies helping them to achieve market leading growth and to manage change successfully.
Kevin Gaskell is a natural communicator with the ability to lead, build and motivate a management team and to engage the team throughout an organisation. His drive and passion were apparent from an early age when he qualified as an engineer, then as an accountant and completed his MBA before pursuing a career that took him through the construction industry, the chemical industry and then into the automotive sector, where he was appointed UK Managing Director of Porsche at the age of 32 and BMW GB at the age of 37. Gaskell has been widely recognized as one of the outstanding leaders of his generation.
Despite the demands of his professional career, Kevin Gaskell celebrated his 40th birthday by climbing on Mount Everest. He has subsequently climbed, and continues to climb, some of the world’s highest mountains. Gaskell has also walked with his son, unsupported, to both the North and South Poles to raise money for Cancer Research and to support the personal development of special needs students.