Current CEO of the UK’s top retailer, Sir Terry Leahy, will be addressing the London Business Forum (LBF) in a week’s time.
On October 7th the Tesco boss will address a room of around 1,000 industry figures, presenting a lecture on the issue of leadership.
Leahy is the first of the LBF’s autumn and winter season of guest speakers, each picked for their potential to offer expert insight.
Amelia Reddin, LBF’s Events Director, said: “In these tough times people don’t want to take time out of the office to hear the musings of a celebrity – they want to learn about how they can improve their business acumen.
“Our line-up features heavyweight speakers at the top of their game and this programme will give delegates something both relevant and inspirational to take back to their desks.”
After 14 years in charge of the only company he has ever worked for, Leahy will step down from his role and retire in March next year.
Often seen as the most powerful figure in retail, he was heavily involved in the establishment of the Clubcard scheme that now has 16 million users.
Speakers later in the year at the LBF include Karren Brady, Vice Chairman of West Ham United FC, and former New Zealand rugby player Sean Fitzpatrick.