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Gihan Perera Travels from Perth, WA

Gihan Perera


  • Change Management
  • Creativity / Innovation
  • Disruption
  • Futurist
  • Leadership
  • Strategy and Planning
  • Technology
  • Top Speakers

Gihan Perera is a futurist, conference speaker, author and consultant who gives you a glimpse into what’s ahead – and how you can become fit for the future, in your professional and personal life.

Since 1997, he has worked with business leaders, thought leaders, entrepreneurs, and other change agents – helping them with their strategy for thriving in a fast-changing world. He has clients throughout Australia, as well as in New Zealand, South Africa, the United Kingdom, Singapore, the USA and Canada.

He is the author of “The Future of Leadership”, “Disruption By Design”, and 10 other books.

He has always taken the lead in embracing emerging technologies and trends, from his university thesis in robotics and artificial intelligence, to leading a software development team building the infrastructure for the early Internet, founding one of Australia’s first Web development companies in 1996, teaching thought leaders how to engage in e-learning platforms, and helping business leaders build their personal brand and online influence.

Because innovation is everybody’s business, and the best ideas can come from anywhere, he has worked with a number of industries – including healthcare, financial services, mining and resources, property, local government, education, and technology.

Forbes magazine rated him the #5 social media influencer in the world (and #1 in Australia) in his area of expertise.

He is a Certified Speaking Professional (CSP), the only internationally recognised designation for professional speakers. His formal background is in science and technology, with a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Western Australia. But he’s always been interested in people and the way they communicate – and how to become ft for the future, so they embrace change, act on opportunities, and live happier lives.

Keynote Titles

  • Reimagining the Workplace
  • Fit for the Future: Thriving, not just surviving, in a disrupted world
  • Accelerating Digital Transformation: High-Tech Meets High-Touch
  • Reimagining the Workplace: A New Vision for The Future of Work
  • Customers On Your Side: The Post-Pandemic Customer
  • Disruption By Design: Business as Unusual in a Post-Pandemic World
  • The Future of Leadership: Leading The Change in a Post-Pandemic World


Gihan’s professional, thorough and collaborative approach were evident in all our dealings with him. His relevant knowledge of key issues in local and global context, practical tips and tools for the workplace, and his understanding of emerging trends resonated with the group and contributed to our leadership conference’s success. Overwhelmingly positive feedback and light-bulb moments from delegates.

Wesfarmers Chemicals, Energy & Fertilisers

Gihan’s candid style and humour won over the packed house from the moment he began speaking. It came as no surprise when he received the highest rating of all the guest speakers we had on the day. If you get a chance to bring him into your organisation or conference, I strongly recommend you do so before someone else books him.

JLL Australia

“A great closing session to our leadership forum. Delivered with thought, humour and energy, Gihan shared challenging insights about the pace of change in a disrupted world. One of the most engaging and interesting speakers I’ve had the pleasure of working with.




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