Born in New Zealand and then raised and educated in Cambridge, England, Callum is an experienced entrepreneur and business professional who understands how to establish and grow business enterprises on a global basis. He is also an experienced public presenter who often speaks at events across the Asia Pacific on various subjects. He is featured regularly on broadcast and in print media across the region and beyond.
Callum’s first business success was with ‘Network-IT’ – a Netherlands based specialist consultancy and recruitment company that he co-founded in 2000 and which he later went on to sell.
In 2002, Callum moved from the UK to Asia and over the next 10 years established various successful enterprises that included mobile technology, customer relationship management and sporting/lifestyle events.
Along the way, he also created Networking for Success, a business networking company that he grew to cover 36 networks in 7 countries before selling the company in 2010.
In 2008, Callum brought together a personal and business interest in sport by taking ownership of the Samui International Yacht Regatta – a major event on the Asia competitive sailing scene that attracts global sponsors and participants.
In 2011, Callum launched Fitness-Buffet – a company that was inspired by the desire to help people rediscover the ‘fun’ in getting fit.
Fitness-Buffet connects businesses in the sport, fitness and health areas with individuals looking to try new activities. Fitness-Buffet has now expanded to 11 countries around the world and focuses primarily on businesses that are looking to encourage fitness participation with their staff.
In 2014 Callum became a Director of Entrevo Singapore, which is best known for its Business Accelerator program, ‘Key Person of Influence’ from the best selling book of the same name.
Later that year he launched the “Callum Connects” series of daily interviews with leaders in Asia.
Callum publishes a daily interview with Leaders in Asia, he publishes the bi-annual “Asia Snapshots” a ‘mashup of trends, insights and insiders’ from around the region and he writes about entrepreneurship for top websites including TheNextWeb.com and The Asian Entrepreneur.
In this interview we talk about the reasons he moved east, how he implements systems in his businesses. Be sure to catch our interview here or below.