Gihan Perera

Gihan Perera

Futurist  |  Speaker  |  Author.
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About Gihan

“Forbes magazine rated him the #5 social media influencer in the world in his area of expertise....”

Gihan Perera is an outstanding futurist, thought-leader, author, and insightful conference speaker. Working with leading Australian business leaders and entrepreneurs, he helps to develop and facilitate strategies for positive change management, growth and sustainable success.

Since 1997, Gihan Perera has helped clients throughout Australia, as well as in New Zealand, South Africa, the United Kingdom, Singapore, the USA and Canada.

Gihan Perera has a formal background in science and technology, with a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Western Australia. He has always been interested in people and the way they communicate – and how to leverage technology to deliver messages, extend reach, and live happier lives.

Forbes magazine rated him the #5 social media influencer in the world in his area of expertise.

Gihan Perera is the author of books including The Future of Leadership, Fast, Flat and Free, Out of Office, and Webinar Smarts. He is a Gold Level author for the International Institute of Managers and Directors.

A thought-provoking educator, Gihan has been at the leading edge of presentation technology and online learning. He writes and presents for Citrix Global, a leading provider of online collaboration technology (such as GoToWebinar and GoToMeeting). He was one of a handful of invited guest contributors (along with Seth Godin and Nancy Duarte) to Garr Reynolds’ book Presentation Zen. He is one of a handful of Ambassadors for Thought Leaders Global and he hosts the eGurus Community, an online resource centre for speakers, trainers, consultants and thought leaders.

What people say about Gihan

Gihan was entertaining and on message. The audience loved everything about the presentation: the points being made, the way the points were made, the pace of the presentation, the take-aways, the humour.

– Gerry Simpson - St. Stephen's School

A great closing session to our leadership forum. Delivered with thought, humour and energy, Gihan shared challenging insights about the pace of change in a disrupted world. One of the most engaging and interesting speakers I’ve had the pleasure of working with.

– Simone Kilby - TAL

You have a lot of new fans in the Bendigo family. All I have heard about is how good the day was and how engaging and energetic your keynote was.

– Dennis Teale - Bendigo Bank

Gihan kept the audience riveted for 45 minutes straight over Zoom! And he was a pleasure to work with.

– Mim Ward - Regional Development Australia

“Gihan set a new standard for our members. Great value, his content was fresh and new, plus inspirational and aspirational all at the same time. From an organiser’s perspective he was extremely efficient and effective, delivered exceptional value and made my job of delivering excellence so much easier.”

– Society of Consumer Affairs Professionals (SOCAP)

“We were very appreciative of the work and preparation you invested in our National Summit. In the feedback, your presentation was listed as one of the most valuable features of the Summit.”

– Allianz Global Assistance

“Fantastic! Feedback was all positive and I heard that people were leaving to go and get their colleagues to come. This was the best attended non-mandatory company-wide briefing we have had in the 7 years I’ve been here.”

– MetLife