Sir Richard Branson
Business Leader, Entrepreneur
Sir Richard Branson is the founder and president of Virgin Group. Virgin is one of the world’s most recognised and respected brands with more than 200 companies worldwide.
Richard was awarded a knighthood for services to entrepreneurship. Richard keeps his adrenaline level high, setting personal and world record challenges. He continues to break records, crossing both the Atlantic Ocean and the Pacifi c Ocean in epic hot air balloon missions and participating in other around-the-world-attempts.
In the summer of 2004, Richard launched Virgin Unite as a vehicle to pull together all the resources of the Virgin Group internationally and, most importantly, Virgin’s best asset – its people – to tackle some of the tougher challenges facing the world today. He and on-the-ground partners participate in a number of efforts, including the creation of sustainable health clinics in Africa and fostering new entrepreneurs through the Branson School of Entrepreneurship in South Africa.