Kriss Akabusi MBE

Former soldier with five gold medals to his name


With the aim of creating “world-class business athletes”, Kriss Akabusi MBE is an Olympic speaker who knows what it’s like to compete with the very best in the world and walk away with a gold medal.

Calling himself a “big-picture driven ambassador of now”, Akabusi is well-known for his infectious laugh and he shares this joy with audiences at private events or with delegates at corporate conferences. It is human nature to dream and to be inspired to do better and go further, he says, and his high energy presentations and workshops aim to turn dreams into reality.

A former officer in the British army, Kriss Akabusi has five gold medals to his name, two silvers and three bronzes. Perhaps this Olympic speaker’s most famous achievement was crossing the line first in the 1991 World Championships 4 x 400m relay. At the same Tokyo games he also won a bronze medal in the 400m hurdles. Four years previously, Kriss had won a silver medal in Rome in the relay.

In the Olympic Games, Akabusi’s relay team finished second in Los Angeles in 1984, and in Barcelona eight years later they came third. At the same games, Kriss won a second bronze medal in the 400m hurdles. However, his greatest successes have come in the European Championships where he has won three gold medals – one in Stuttgart in 1986 in the relay and two in 1990 in the relay and the hurdles. Akabusi also won a 400m hurdles gold at the 1990 Commonwealth Games.

To book Kriss Akabusi MBE as an Olympic speaker for your next private event, corporate event or conference, contact Champions Olympic Speakers via our online form or call us on +44 1509 85 29 27.

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