Announced: Luke Johnson

Posted on the 13th January 2014 by Christian


We're pleased to announce that Luke Johnson will be speaking on the Sunday of the Summit.

A high-profile businessman, Johnson's business ventures started with taking control of Pizza Express, and expanding it from 12 to 250 restaurants before selling it. After that he started Strada and currently part-owns Giraffe, Patisserie Valerie and Gail’s.

Johnson’s business interests go far beyond restaurants. He owns an online cruise holiday operator and started the UK's largest chain of dental surgeries, with over 500 dentists. From 2004 to 2010, he was the chairman of Channel 4 television and significantly increased viewership.

Johnson now takes stakes in fast-growing businesses through his private equity house, Risk Capital Partners. In addition, he is the chairman of the Institute of Cancer Research and formerly of the Royal Society of Arts.

As well as writing a weekly column in the FT on entrepreneurship, Luke recently founded a think-tank aimed at promoting entrepreneurship to the general public.

To read Luke's full biography please visit our Speakers Page.

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