Peter Fisk is a global thought leader in strategy, innovation and marketing. He is a bestselling author, expert consultant and keynote speaker, helping business leaders to develop innovative strategies for business and brands.
He is a thinker, advisor and practical entrepreneur. He is Professor of Strategy, Innovation and Marketing at IE Business School, one of the world’s top ranked business schools, whilst also founder and CEO of GeniusWorks, a boutique consulting firm, helping clients around the world to make sense of fast-changing markets, and find new ways to think, compete and win.
He is Director of Thinkers50 Global which brings together the best ideas in business by working with the world’s top academics and business leaders, and hosts the European Business Forum each year. He also features on the Thinkers 50 “Guru Radar” as one of the world’s top business experts.
Having trained as a nuclear physicist, Peter moved to managing brands like Concorde at British Airways, helping Microsoft to adopt a value-based marketing model, and Virgin to launch into new markets. He has worked in every sector and region of the world. As CEO of the world’s largest marketing organisation, the Chartered Institute of Marketing, he became a global authority on what’s best and next in business and markets.
Finding his own space, he founded GeniusWorks, with offices in London and Istanbul. He works with businesses in every sector, food to fashion, skincare to stock exchanges – brands as diverse as Aeroflot and Coca Cola, DSM and GSK, Mars and M&S, Philosophy and Red Bull, Sabre and Santander, Tata and Turkcell, Virgin and Visa, Vodafone and Yapi Kredi – to think bigger and smarter, develop innovative strategies, bolder brands, and accelerate growth.
Peter’s new book “Gamechangers: Are you ready to change the world?” explores the next generation of brands, shaking up markets, innovating and winning in new ways. Based on 100 global case studies, it explores the challenges of new markets, changing customers, brand building, new business models, real-time marketing, harnessing social media, inspiring leadership and positive impact. It has been nominated for Marketing Book of the Year 2015.
His other books include “Marketing Genius” explores the left and right-brain challenges of success, and is translated into 35 languages. It was followed by five others – “Business Genius” on leadership and strategy, “Customer Genius” on building a customer-centric business, “People Planet Profit” on sustainable innovation – and most recently “Creative Genius” defining what it takes to be Leonardo da Vinci in the 21st Century.
Growing up in rural Northumberland, in the north of England, Peter has a love of running that has taken him from a youthful mile champion to still running every day, 30 years later. He now lives in Teddington, to the west of London, surrounded by the Royal Parks of King Henry VI and his hunting deer. He is married with two teenage daughters, who keep him real and in touch with the Snapchat, Netflix lifestyles of Gen Z.
Inspired by his first job in the airline world, he loves to travel far and wide, indulge in Asian food, together with a very cold Sauvignon Blanc. His favourite brands range from Ashmei running gear to Rapha cycle club, Paul Smith’s fashion design and House Café in Istanbul, New York’s MOMA to New Zealand’s great Moa Beer. And not forgetting, of course, Apple and Nespresso, Nike and Tesla!
Peter was described by Business Strategy Journal as “one of the best new business thinkers”. His advice is sought after by business leaders around the world, he adds specialist expertise to key projects, combining new ideas with practical action, inspiration and impact. Helping you to find your own space, to be leaders of change – to be bold, brave and brilliant.