Christopher Hafner

Christopher Hafner

Grovelands / Executive Director

Chris is an internationally recognised speaker on Strategy, Leadership and Innovation. Chris is a BBC News Contributor on the economic impact of an ageing population and the role technology can play in improving lives and reducing the financial burden of care. He is an experienced Executive, Non-Executive Director, Management Consultant, Venture Capitalist and Entrepreneur with demonstrable success across a wide range of roles and industries including Pharma, Medical Device, Healthcare, Health-tech/Med-tech and Wellness. Chris has successfully launched, grew and exited several digital businesses.  Chris both invests in and helps commercialise technology in the health-tech / med-tech sectors.   

Chris is passionate about the use of Artificial Intelligence and digitalization to enhance our humanity and improve our lives.   

Chris is a Fellow of the Strategic Planning Society where he serves as Chairman of the Board. Chris is the head of the Editorial Review Board for Strategy Magazine. Additionally, he is a Fellow at the UK Institute of Directors where he also serves as the Lead Examiner for Strategy. Chris recently served on the University of Oxford, Saïd Business School’s Diploma & Accredited Programmes Committee for Strategy & Innovation. Chris sits on the Advisory Boards of GIANT Health and LatentBridge, an AI Platform start-up.  Originally from Chicago, Chris now resides in London.

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