Alex Balfour

Chief Digital Officer at The Engine Group


Alex Balfour’s speciality is creating, managing and growing world-class digital businesses and assets. As a motivational speaker, he is perfectly placed to present to directors, CEOs, business owners, senior management and other key figures in the sector exactly what tools are needed to build, lead and inspire teams of employees so that they become outstanding in their field.

Alex’s background includes his time at Emerging Media (which he co-founded), where he dreamt up the world’s first international Twenty20 cricket tournament. As co-founder and chairman of (which was eventually sold to ESPN), he took the start-up company to £2m in profits and 20m customers around the world.

Other prestigious positions the motivational speaker has also held are as the chief digital officer and head of new media for the London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (managing 77 digital channels), as a member of the British government’s digital advisory board and as a key figure in the team that created the website for the Guardian broadsheet newspaper. Alex Balfour has also been responsible for developing Britain’s first general election website.

Currently chief digital officer at Haymon Boxing Management, Alex excels in so many areas in the digital world, including business development and sales, strategy and planning, online media, mobile technology and apps.

To book Alex Balfour as the speaker at your event, contact Champions Motivational Speakers by completing the online form or calling +44 1509 85 29 27.

  • Business Speaker
  • Technology Speaker
  • Digital Business
  • Online Presence
  • Web Marketing


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