Niels Brabandt - CEO, Founder and Owner of The NB Networks Group

Today the NB Networks Group is an international enterprise with offices around the globe.
Locations include Berlin, London, Dublin and New York City.


The company is in the sole-ownership of CEO Niels Brabandt, who is still actively involved in the delivery of the all aspects of the business. 

He is a world-renowned expert in Sustainable Leadership. He speaks at business events and conferences around the world and works with business leaders on developing their own and their team’s leadership skills.


Born in Hamburg, Germany, Niels grew up in an environment driven by a family steeped in careers in local government and civil service officialdom, he quickly realised he wanted to follow a different path. Brabandt started his first business, NB Networks, in 1998, working as a speaker and trainer, before working within a multinational company.


When he returned to his own business full time, he was soon winning international contracts and the business started to grow. He became actively involved in scientific research and university teaching. He authored and co-authored numerous publications.


Niels Brabandt now spends the majority of his time delivering keynotes and workshops around the world, where he is widely recognised as an inspiring and motivating speaker. He has the ability to explain scientifically proven content in layman’s terms. He is also frequently asked to act as a coach or mentor to business leaders or to offer interim management. He applies exactly the same models and research that he speaks about to his hands-on work with clients, giving him huge experience and respect among his peers and audiences.


As a speaker and trainer, Niels has received many awards and citations. He is a Fellow of a number of international speaking associations and was one of the youngest Fellows ever created by. He was also the first German speaker to take the main stage at the annual meeting of the world’s leading speaking association, The National Speakers Association, in Washington DC in July 2015, speaking about the controversial topic of speaker fees.

Niels now lives in London, where he is involved in a number of charity and social projects. He is a Patron of Young Artists in London including links to The Soho Theatre and Phoenix Artist Club. Additionally, Niels coaches football (soccer) referees, after ending his own active career in the sport after 20 years.

Niels is well known for expressing clear and unambiguous points of view around economics and politics as well as for his charity work.


Niels also appears regularly in the German- and English-speaking media.


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