Adjiedj Bakas is a highly acclaimed trendwatcher, author and speaker, living in The Netherlands with roots in India, Latin-America and Europe. He researches financial, social, cultural, economic, technological and spiritual trends and interprets these for an array of clients. Bakas is a much sought-after speaker for conferences, strategy sessions and other business gatherings.
He delivers inspiring and engaging lectures about 200 times annually for clients including Samsung, Apple, Credit Suisse, Philips, Air France KLM, DSM, Google, Microsoft, Shell, JPMorgan, ING Bank, Nike, Aegon, Canara-Robeco, Rabobank, ABN AMRO Bank, PWC, KPMG, Deloitte, E&Y and BMW. He was voted ‘Trendwatcher of the Year 2009’ and ‘Immigrant Entrepreneur of the Year 2008’ in The Netherlands. His books about the future have been published in countries ranging from Brazil and China to Norway and Germany and have sold more than 700,000 copies worldwide.
According to Mark Rutte, prime minister of the Netherlands: “Adjiedj Bakas is a creative and original thinker”. He is captivating, stimulating, visionary, humorous, inspirational, challenging and accessible. Provocative but always positive, even in times of economic decline.
Hence a favorite phrase is: “A kite rises highest when it flies against the wind.”
Bakas is owner of Trend Office Bakas, based in Amsterdam.