René Carayol joins World Credit Union Conference speakers lineup

The event is expected to attract over 2,000 credit union leaders and professionals

The World Council of Credit Unions (Woccu) has revealed the third keynote speaker at its annual conference.

Expected to attract over 3,000 credit union leaders and professionals from around the world, the World Credit Union Conference will be held on 21-24 July, at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center.

Earlier in the year Woccu announced innovation strategist Shawn Kanungo and author and management expert Erica Dhawan as two of the keynote speakers for the event. They will be joined by inclusive leadership speaker René Carayol, who will aim to inspire attendees with his expertise in fostering inclusive and successful organisational cultures.

Carayol will talk about his experience in a range of executive and non-executive roles, which include managing director at IPC Media and a variety of board seats including Pepsi and the Inland Revenue.

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An executive coach, Carayol is the author of the book Spike, which provides a formula for personal and business development, encouraging readers to discover their inner strength. Carayol has worked with a series of CEOs in the Fortune 500 and FTSE 100 and has advised a range of politicians, including David Cameron, Tony Blair, Sir Richard Branson and Nelson Mandela.

He currently serves as the executive vice president for ESG at Silicon Valley-based technology company, Medallia, where he also sits on the Global Executive Leadership Team.

“We are honoured to welcome Shawn, René and Erica to the 2024 World Credit Union Conference,” said Elissa McCarter LaBorde, Woccu president and CEO. “Their collective wisdom in innovation, leadership and empathy will inspire our attendees with the tools and insights needed to navigate today’s complex business landscape. This year’s conference is not just about facing our challenges; it’s about embracing new opportunities for transformation and growth in the credit union industry.”