“I want the voice of Gen Z to have a voice at the table to help a generation of leaders hear beyond their echo chamber and find solutions to complex problems through a new perspective and lens.”

Derek Browne, CEO and Founder

Meet Our Founder

Derek is an award-winning entrepreneur and has extensive experience of working closely with senior executives and fellow entrepreneurs to help them achieve their goals.

As CEO of Entrepreneurs in Action, he works with a cross-section of global groups spanning engineering, investment banking, investment management, technology and retail in the UK, Africa, Asia, Europe and the Caribbean.

Derek connects CEOs and business leaders with Gen Z talent, unlocking insights that challenge and transform their assumptions and help them form a closer partnership to drive their business forward.

He is also a business mentor for Merryck, an executive coaching, mentoring and leadership business.

Previously, Derek was an international athlete, winning medals in both UK and European competitions (and retired 27th on the UK all-time list for Triple Jump). He then spent two decades in senior investment and private banking roles. Derek was a trusted adviser to high profile sporting and media personalities, entrepreneurs featured in the Sunday Times Rich List and CEOs from a range of listed companies. Derek left the City to pursue his passion for working with young people by setting up Entrepreneurs in Action (EiA). Derek was awarded the Queen’s Award for Enterprise Promotion and was an ambassador for UK Innovate.