About Conor Neill

Conor Neill (short intro)

Conor is a sought-after keynote speaker on resilient leadership. He is President of Vistage Spain, part of the worlds leading CEO organisation.  As an entrepreneur, he has founded 4 companies, selling 16 private jets and building the 3rd largest fleet of private jets in Spain. He teaches leadership at IESE Business School, and is a visiting professor at University College Dublin.  Conor can help you sell a private jet, or how to get the resources to build anything else that you truly believe in.

Conor Neill (long intro)

Conor Neill is President of Vistage Spain and a Professor of Leadership at IESE Business School, one of the world’s leading MBA schools.  He has taught over 30,000 senior leaders the skills of powerful persuasive communication over the last 15 years.

Conor Neill is President of Vistage Spain.  Vistage is the world’s leading organisation for CEOs.  The mission of Vistage is to improve the effectiveness and enhance the lives of CEOs and key executives.  The 4 core values of Vistage are Trust, Caring, Challenge and Growth.

Conor has delivered keynote addresses to many global conferences over the last 10 years.  Conor was the Closing Keynote on Leadership for the 2014 Entrepreneurs’ Organisation Global Leadership Conference, the main Keynote speaker at the Leadership Concert in Bucharest, regularly keynotes HR Director Summit Europe and major business events such as Mobile World Congress, IBM global leadership meeting, ADP global partner congress.

Conor has been teaching Leadership Communication programs for over 15 years.  He is Lecturer at IESE Business School in Barcelona.  Conor runs the IESE Leaderships Communications courses for MBA and Executive MBAs and many senior director programs.  He is a regular guest Lecturer at UCD Smurfit Business School in Dublin and at IEEM in Montevideo, Uruguay. He has worked with organisations such as Accenture, Applus, Barcelona Activa, The UK Labour Party, Microsoft, Novartis, IBM, ISDIN, Partido Popular, Puig and Santander Bank delivering seminars on Leadership through Communication.

Conor is a serial entrepreneur. He has founded 4 companies, raising capital, hiring teams and reaching over €10M in sales.  He spent 6 years creating a revolution in private jet travel with his company Taxijet.  He has invested in 2 start-ups. He is Past-European Area Director for Entrepreneurs’ Organization the world’s leading community of entrepreneurs. He is the proud father of two wonderful daughters, Alexandra and Sofia.

Conor has a degree in Psychology and Artificial Intelligence and an MBA from IESE Business School.  Conor was a manager in the Change Management division of Accenture for 8 years.  He has worked with corporate leaders in Europe, USA and Australia helping drive systematic change in their organizations. His hobbies include kicking footballs (the round ones), running long distances, tennis, mountain biking up steep forest slopes, blogging at www.conorneill.com, travel to historic places and breaking out of his personal comfort zone at least once a month.

Conor is from Dublin, Ireland.  He has lived in Barcelona, Spain since 2002.


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