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The Chiefs

Tyler Brûlé is joined by an array of C-suite leaders – including the CEOs of major airlines, broadsheets, institutions and retail operations – for in-depth discussions about business and entrepreneurship. Do you want to know how the finest global businesses are successfully navigating through times of crisis? Then join Monocle’s editorial director – himself a champion of entrepreneurialism – and a stellar cast of leading chief executives for practical advice on steering companies towards secure and profitable futures.

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Jim Hagemann Snabe:

Monocle’s editorial director Tyler Brûlé is joined by the chairman of Siemens AG, Jim Hagemann Snabe, at the company’s Munich HQ. They discuss where a firm so intertwined in the critical infrastructure of our daily lives is heading next.

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493 May 2022

Jim Hagemann Snabe: 

Monocle’s editorial director Tyler Brûlé is joined by the chairman of Siemens AG, Jim Hagemann Snabe, at the company’s Munich HQ. They discuss where a firm so intertwined in the critical infrastructure of our daily lives is heading next.

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4811 Jan 2022

Marc Walder: 

Monocle’s editorial director Tyler Brûlé joins the CEO of Ringier AG, Marc Walder. They discuss where media is heading next and what our constantly evolving relationship with news means for consumers and business-owners alike.

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4728 Dec 2021
27 min

Thomas Ahrenkiel : 

Monocle’s editorial director Tyler Brûlé joins the former head of the Danish intelligence service and head of Macro Advisory Partners, Thomas Ahrenkiel. From cyber security to Russia, terrorism and beyond we analyse the risks that face Europe as we head into 2022.

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4621 Dec 2021
30 min

Matthew Whitman Lazenby: 

Monocle’s editorial director Tyler Brûlé joins the CEO of Miami’s Bal Harbour shops, Matthew Whitman Lazenby. Bal Harbour is a family-run retail mammoth with almost 60 years of history. Whitman Lazenby discusses how it will maintain its charm as it prepares for major expansion to its premises, and why footfall is booming, now more than ever.

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4514 Dec 2021
30 min

Turkka Kuusisto: 

In this week’s episode of ‘The Chiefs’, Monocle’s editorial director Tyler Brûlé is joined by the CEO of Finland’s Posti, Turkka Kuusisto. As Christmas looms, we ask one of the leading players in logistics whether we’ll be getting our gifts in time. Plus: how an innovative new flagship is designed to reinvigorate the post office as a physical space.

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4426 Oct 2021
28 min

Marco Bizzarri: 

In this week’s episode of ‘The Chiefs’, Monocle’s editorial director Tyler Brûlé is joined by the CEO of Gucci, Marco Bizzarri. As the brand turns 100, we look at its evolution – and why embracing change is key to its future.

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4328 Sep 2021

Ola Källenius: 

Monocle’s editorial director, Tyler Brûlé, joins Ola Källenius, who leads both Daimler and Mercedes-Benz, to discuss why the original inventor of the four-wheeler is at the forefront of sustainable change.

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4221 Sep 2021

Prime Minister Kaja Kallas: 

In this week’s episode of The Chiefs, Monocle's editorial director Tyler Brûlé joins Estonian Prime Minister Kaja Kallas on leading in times of crisis and the future of Estonia and its national identity.

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4127 Jul 2021
30 min

Mark Carney: 

In this week’s episode of ‘The Chiefs’, Monocle’s editorial director Tyler Brûlé joins economist Mark Carney to get a macro view on global economic recovery as the world gets back on its feet.

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4022 Jun 2021
30 min

Henrik Wenders: 

In this week’s episode of ‘The Chiefs’, Monocle’s editorial director Tyler Brûlé joins the senior vice president of Audi brand, Henrik Wenders. They discuss the essence of “Made in Germany” and why brand consistency is key.

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398 Jun 2021
30 min

Michael Peter: 

In this week’s episode of ‘The Chiefs’, Monocle’s editorial director Tyler Brûlé speaks with CEO of Siemens Mobility, Michael Peter. They discuss the future of train travel, how to balance a human and digital touch and the innovation that we should be getting excited about.

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384 May 2021
30 min

Mayor Jan Vapaavuori: 

In this week’s episode, Monocle’s editorial director, Tyler Brûlé, joins the outgoing mayor of Helsinki, Jan Vapaavuori. They discuss the path to realising Helsinki’s potential – and why functionality is sexier than it sounds.

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3727 Apr 2021
30 min

General Esa Pulkkinen: 

Tyler Brûlé is joined by the director-general of the Finnish defence policy department, General Esa Pulkkinen, to discuss the benefits of conscription and the task of maintaining peace across Finland’s vast archipelago.

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3620 Apr 2021
30 min

Pälvi Pulli: 

Monocle’s editorial director Tyler Brûlé meets the head of security policy at Switzerland’s Federal Department of Defence, Civil Protection and Sport, ambassador Pälvi Pulli. They tackle the challenges facing conscription, cyber warfare and the country’s crisis management strategy.

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3513 Apr 2021
30 min

Vas Narasimhan: 

Monocle’s editorial director, Tyler Brûlé, is joined by Vas Narasimhan, CEO of Swiss pharmaceutical giant Novartis. One year on from their first discussion on ‘The Chiefs’, they assess the roadmap ahead, from vaccine rollout to reimagining medicine.

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