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Adam Kingl

Surrey, United Kingdom


Managing Director, Duke Corporate Education


Adam Kingl is Managing Director for Duke Corporate Education, based in London. He is a designer of transformative learning experiences, a teacher, author, facilitator and client partner.

As an MD, Adam looks after a portfolio of clients as their thinking partner to achieve business objectives through executive development.  He is the chief designer for learning engagements for these clients and facilitates engaging sessions, often using his theatrical background to maximise enjoyment in the learning.  Adam also manages Duke CE’s presence in the region of Switzerland, Germany and Austria.

Previously, Adam served in various executive education roles for London Business School (LBS). His most recent position was Executive Director of Thought Leadership. He was also an Associate of the Management Innovation eXchange and of Saatchi & Saatchi for two years. Adam served on the CLIP steering committee for the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD), which creates standards for and accredits corporate universities and learning functions.

Prior to LBS, Adam was a consultant in creativity, innovation, strategy, culture and leadership. He also worked in the media and entertainment industries for a number a years in both business and creative functions.

Adam has consulted, designed and taught courses in areas such as unleashing personal and team creativity, strategic innovation, management innovation, organisational culture, high performing teams, generational paradigms of work and leadership, and fulfilling organisational and personal purpose to organisations including ADNOC, Aldar, BBC, BP, Carlsberg, De Beers, Disney, GSK, HSBC, LVMH, Nestle, Oman Oil, Orica, Pixar, Suntory, Tesco, UKTV, William Hill and Zurich Insurance.

Adam has spoken at public conferences including the Global Leadership Summit, FT-Coca Cola Enterprises Future of Sustainability Summit, HR Directors Business Summit, Employee Benefits Connect, Strategic HR Network Leadership and Talent Conference, European HR Directors International Business Summit, HR Strategy Forum, CIPD Talent Engagement Conference, EMVA Business Conference, Business International, Changeboard, HR Magazine and TiE – the global entrepreneurs’ network. He has contributed to and been interviewed by publications including The Financial Times, Sunday Times, Forbes, Fortune, The Guardian and Fast Company, among many others.

Adam earned degrees from London Business School, UCLA and Yale. He is accredited in delivering personality and competency assessments by the British Psychological Society.  Adam was raised in Silicon Valley, California, and now lives in Surrey, UK. He is a dual British-American citizen.

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