Kevin Gaskell

Former CEO of BMW & Porsche & Author of Inspired Leadership

  • Author of Best Selling Book – Inspired Leadership
  • Former Managing Director of Porsche
  • Former Group CEO of BMW

Discover Kevin Gaskell’s biography of published work below.

Inspired Leadership

To hold the position of CEO at a global company is impressive, to do it at three different ones is almost unheard of but that’s exactly what Kevin Gaskell has achieved. Over the last three decades, Kevin has been the CEO of Porsche, Lamborghini, and BMW not to mention his achievements with Epyx and EurotaxGlass. Over the course of his career, there isn’t a business challenge that he’s yet to come across and as a virtual speaker, he can share his expertise with audiences on many corporate topics.

One of Kevin’s first professional roles came in 1987 when he joined Porsche and by 1992, he was the firm’s Managing Director. Before his appointment, the company was struggling in the UK market but within five years he’d completely transformed its fortunes helping to grow the business. With the business now the UK’s most profitable car company he caught the eye of supercar giants Lamborghini and was brought on board to work with them as well as his role with Porsche. It wasn’t long until he also led BMW’s operations leading them to three consecutive years of record growth and exceeding their sales by £1bn per year. As a virtual speaker, Kevin can explain to audiences how he achieved these turnarounds and his approach to building a world-class company.

Kevin hasn’t limited himself to achieving business goals either. Over the years he’s proved himself to be an avid adventurer joining England’s historic 2003 World Cup winners on an expedition to the North Pole and scaling Mount Everest. Having worked at such a high level of business for so many years, as well as challenging himself with some extreme expeditions, Kevin can blow audiences always with his fascinating anecdotes. During his virtual speaking events, he provides invaluable insights into what is needed to make a business flourish while ensuring they’re engaged thanks to his energised presentation skills.

Official Testimonials

Kevin Gaskell is regularly booked to engage audiences at virtual events, read their latest feedback below:

“I have had the pleasure this week of listening to you speak to a St James Place audience in Portugal. It was fantastic – the best I have seen in my 24 years in the financial services industry. I am going to implement everything you said and hope it will have the same impact on my business as it has had on your business and life.” 

St James's Place

“Kevin Gaskell’s talk was a success yesterday and we’ve had lots of positive feedback. We also raised £4000 for charity which is amazing.”

Androulla, Baker Tilly

“On behalf of BSI if you could pass on my thanks to Kevin I would be very grateful.  His presentation at our event yesterday was extremely well received, and a wonderful way to bring some aspiration and inspiration to our guests, everyone enjoyed the session – BSI staff and guests included.”  

Charlotte Broady, BSI Group

“Kevin’s ability to explain the achievement of exceptional business outcomes in such a down to earthly and inspiring manner was highly motivational.”

Paul Reavey, Managing Director Brilliant Red Ltd

“We want to stress that overall, the feedback was incredibly positive, and that Kevin was inspiring. We also loved that he wanted to stay on and be part of the discussion groups.”

Baker Tilly International

To enquire about Kevin Gaskell for your next virtual event or webinar, simply contact The Online Speakers Agency via or call a booking agent on 0203 9317 391.