Adrian Hayes is a British record-breaking adventurer, author, keynote speaker, business coach, documentary presenter and sustainability campaigner.
An Arabic and Nepalese speaking former British Army Gurkha Officer, who also spent two years in the Special Forces, he has conquered Everest, K2, the North and South Poles, the length of Greenland by kite-ski and the Arabian Desert by camel amidst a lifetime of adventure, setting two Guinness World Records, writing two books, and featuring in three documentaries to date.
One of the few extreme adventurers in the world with a senior corporate background – including six years as an Airbus Middle East Sales Director – Adrian is now an internationally acclaimed keynote / motivational speaker and professional leadership, team, and executive coach & consultant, delivering speeches, seminars, and programs worldwide. He is also a present advisor to the European Mars One project.
He is an ambassador on economic, social & environmental sustainability – the ‘triple bottom line’ of People, Planet and Profit – and a patron of the Population Matters and CHASE Africa charities. As a former qualified Paramedic, he is additionally involved in an ongoing project providing medical treatment and health & hygiene education in the remote areas of the Himalayas.
Adrian has featured in three documentaries: The Greenland Quest in 2011 for the National Geographic Channel, Footsteps of Thesiger in 2013 and In Inner Mongolia in 2017 for the Discovery Channel, and is now an establishing television and documentary presenter. His first book, Footsteps of Thesiger, an account of his 44-day journey across the Arabian Desert, was published in 2013. His second book, One Man’s Climb: A Journey of Trauma, Tragedy and Triumph on K2, detailing his attempts on the world’s notorious second-highest mountain, was published in 2019.
Dr Bicky Bhangu is President – South East Asia, Pacific and South Korea at Rolls-Royce where he is responsible for the regional strategy, external relations, and governance of the operational activities across the company’s key business sectors in the region – Civil Aerospace, Defence and Power Systems.
Bicky is the President of the British Chamber of Commerce Singapore. Actively involved in the advancement of Singapore’s aerospace, marine and high value manufacturing industries, Bicky is member of the Future Economy Council (FEC) Manufacturing Sub-committee. Bicky is the Council Member for Singapore National Employers Federation (SNEF) and is also the Vice President of Singapore Manufacturing Federation (SMF) connecting and promoting SME business opportunities with the region and beyond. Supporting regional growth, Bicky is serving as the Board of Director for Malaysian Industry-Government Group for High Technology (MIGHT).
Bicky is an Adjunct Professor at the Nanyang Technological University, He has a BEng in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the University of Nottingham, an MSc in Control Systems, PhD in Advanced Machines and Drives from the University of Sheffield and an MBA in Technology Management. He is a Chartered Engineer and Fellow of the Institution of Engineering Technology (IET) and Fellow of Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS).