About Sir Bob Geldof

Sir Bob Geldof is best known for organising the 2005 Live 8 and 1985 Live Aid benefit concerts. Nominated seven times for The Nobel Peace Prize, Sir Bob is a passionate activist and humanitarian who has great insight into the socio-political arena, and how good leadership, social activism and investment can help combat global poverty issues.


Challenging orthodox thinking

As a passionate activist Sir Bob Geldof has led various political missions, including Band Aid / Live Aid and USA for Africa. He travelled across Africa with President George W Bush and has worked with the leaders and governments of nearly every African state – good and bad, both in terms of aid and, more recently, investment. In 2005 following the Live 8 benefit concerts he persuaded the G8 group of leaders to agree to double 2004 levels of aid to poor nations from US$25 billion to US$50 billion by the year 2010 and drop the debt imposed on Africa.

In this talk Bob discusses the impact that technology has had on society and the current social-political state that has emerged. Bob gives his view on the disruption caused by technological change, and the need for leaders who can foster consensus, compromise and cooperation, and the potential consequences if leaders fail to lead.


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