Vitali Klitschko Keynote Speaker
- Mayor of Kyiv and Hero of Ukraine
- Founder of Ukrainian Democratic Alliance for Reform (UDAR)
- Former World Boxing Heavy Weight Champion (1999-2000) (2008-13)
Vitali Klitschko's Biography
Vitali Klitschko is a Ukrainian politician, renowned public speaker and former heavyweight boxing champion. As a public speaker, Vitali has given speeches worldwide and is known for connecting with audiences and sharing his unique insights on various topics. He has a unique perspective on success in any field and is an advocate for human rights and democracy, using his voice to promote change in countries that need it most.
Since 2006, Vitali has expressed an interest in politics and founded the Ukrainian Democratic Alliance for Reform (UDAR) in 2010. He currently sits as the longest-serving Mayor of Kyiv and has been at the front line of the Russian invasion of Ukraine that began in February 2022. Vitali and his brother Wladimir have spoken out and vowed to take up arms to protect the country during this invasion. Vitali has held other positions in his political career, including Head of Kyiv City State Administration and Party Leader and Chairman of European Solidarity.
As a World Boxing Heavyweight Champion, Vitali competed in 47 fights, suffering only two defeats, and retained the World Boxing Council heavyweight title from 2008 until his retirement in 2013. Vitali and Wladimir have gone down in history as some of the greatest boxers of their generation and hold the Guinness Worl Record for most world heavyweight title fights between a pair of brothers.
Vitali is no stranger to the media and has made numerous television appearances in his political and athletic career. Each of his boxing matches amassed millions of views, with his 2012 bout with Dereck Chisora garnering half a billion views worldwide. Vitali and Wladimir also star in Klitschko, a documentary detailing their upbringing from humble beginnings to international boxing champions.
Vitali has received several awards and honours, recognising his services to political and social engagements. He was elected as an honorary member of the European Committee of the Regions, presented the Presidential Order of Excellence by the Georgia government and awarded the Cross of the Order of Merit by the German government. For services to professional boxing, the World Boxing Council named him Eternal World Heavyweight Champion.
Vitali is a member of the International Republican Institute’s International Advisory Council.
Vitali is a sought-after speaker on leadership, motivation, conflict resolution, government and politics. His speeches are always insightful and engaging, leaving audiences with a new perspective on the world.