Speaker at TEDxLondonBusinessSchool 2018

Jasmine Whitbread

"Brexit and building London’s resilience as a global business capital”

Jasmine is CEO of BusinessLDN (previously London First), convening business leaders to keep the UK’s capital city globally competitive and working for the whole country. From 2005-2015, Jasmine was CEO of Save the Children and then Save the Children International where she brought together all 30 members of the federation, aligning 25,000 staff in 120 countries behind a single mission and growing the global budget to over US$2 billion. Jasmine was awarded a BA in English and an Honorary Doctorate of Laws from the University of Bristol and completed the Executive Program at the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Brexit and building London’s resilience as a global business capital

As the UK prepares to leave the EU, London is facing a moment of real jeopardy. Jasmine Whitbread, chief executive of business group, London First, will set out the key challenges facing the capital and what needs to happen to keep London top of the global charts - from staying open to talented people to building the homes and transport links they need.

With a background in business and a decade leading change for the world’s poorest children, Jasmine believes in the power of business leadership to make a positive difference. She’ll draw on her experience to explore how to bring people together to bring about change, including how she’s convening major employers to keep London thriving in a time of uncertainty.

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