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John Karagounis
 
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"He truly knows what is top of mind and what it takes to be a successful leader in today’s global marketplace."

About John Karagounis

John Karagounis is a passionate thought leader, author and keynote speaker, participating and engaging with some of the world’s brightest minds in hundreds of exclusive, confidential forums around the country. He truly knows what is top of mind and what it takes to be a successful leader in today’s global marketplace.

John started his career in the financial services industry, winning numerous State and National awards. He eventually found his niche in private wealth management and held a number of senior executive roles in two of Australia’s leading financial institutions and in a Global Wealth Management business. During his twenty-year career in financial services, he held a number of board positions and was a true advocate for the industry.

His ability to connect and engage with people, his commitment and determination to help make a difference, led John to The CEO Circle, Australia’s leading exclusive peer group forum for business leaders. John purchased The CEO Circle in February 2008 and has never looked back. As a high achieving visionary, continuously striving for personal and professional excellence, he has already left his mark on this exclusive organisation.

For the sixth year running, John is on the judging panel of The CEO Magazine’s 2017 Executive of the Year awards, Australia’s most prestigious business awards event, recognising the individual excellence of senior executives.

A dedicated supporter of numerous charities and causes throughout Australia and overseas, John takes great pride in continuing to support those most in need.

Inspiring your workforce amid business as usual, hitting financial metrics and focusing heavily on internal toing and froing, can be difficult. Sometimes the very basics in life and in business can be forgotten because you assume knowledge and practices, that whilst simple in theory, are difficult in application. When John Karagounis gave up his own personal time to address the people of Western Union recently, he helped inspire our people with his take on The Art of Connecting. John’s message was delivered with clarity, sincerity and full engagement, and has inspired our people to remember the important part of “people first” in business and life.
— Justin Logan, Country Manager Australia, Western Union Business Solutions
John so selflessly provides his time to our BMW Associates, speaking to our Managers was the most wonderful experience for me and all. Your deep inspiration and talent to develop people and support them to develop their full potential is felt by everybody and winning all our hearts. I also personally very much honour our contact and all your deep insights and great advice.
— Renate Fritz-Reymann, Managing Director, BMW Australia Finance Ltd

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