Sophie Devonshire

Sophie Devonshire

CEO, The Marketing Society
United Kingdom
Author of ‘Superfast: Lead at Speed’, shortlisted in the Business Book Awards & reached No.1 on Amazon Business Book Bestsellers in Change Management.
Sophie Devonshire is the Chief Executive Officer of The Marketing Society an organisation founded in 1959 which has hubs in the UK, the UAE, the US, India, Singapore and Hong Kong. She is an experienced business leader, entrepreneur, marketer and bestselling author who has worked in and with multinational companies, successful start-ups and agencies. An ‘acceleration addict' she is constantly curious about how to speed up success. Her book on leadership ‘Superfast: Lead at Speed' was shortlisted for Business Book of the Year as well as getting to a no.1 spot on Amazon. Sophie is an acclaimed keynote speaker, talking to organisations and at events regularly. Her highly creative and commercial approach comes from a career which began with classic management training at Procter & Gamble and then Coca-Cola. She later moved agency-side with Leo Burnett in the Middle East and Interbrand in London. She has personal experience of being a successful entrepreneur, setting up her own award-winning e-commerce business in the middle of the recession which she sold before running a luxury gifts business. Prior to The Marketing Society, Sophie was CEO of The Caffeine Partnership, an award-winning business consultancy which helps leaders to work with purpose and pace.

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