Leonardo DiCaprio announced as Keynote for Scottish Business Awards

Leonardo DiCaprio

Oscar winning actor and environmental activist Leonardo DiCaprio is to feature as the keynote speaker for the 2016 Scottish Business Awards on 17 November.

Mr. DiCaprio will join Scottish Business Awards chairman Sir Tom Hunter in addressing an audience of over 2,000 people at the UK’s largest business awards dinner. Past keynote speakers have included actor George Clooney, Sir Richard Branson and former U.S. President Bill Clinton.

Scottish Business Awards chairman Sir Tom Hunter said, “Leonardo is not only a famous actor, he is a pioneering environmentalist and committed philanthropist whose charitable work is making a global impact. To have him address our nation’s premier businesses and entrepreneurs is incredibly exciting.”

“That the Scottish Business Awards is the largest awards dinner of its kind in the whole of the UK says a lot about the strength and ambition of Scotland’s entrepreneurial community, and 17 November is set to be another very special night,” continued Sir Hunter.

The Scottish Business Awards was founded by Josh Littlejohn and chaired is by Scottish businessman, entrepreneur and philanthropist, Sir Tom Hunter.

Held at Edinburgh’s EICC in front of a 2,000 capacity audience made up of Scottish entrepreneurs and business leaders, the awards have featured keynote speeches from Sir Bob Geldof, US President Bill Clinton, Sir Richard Branson, and George Clooney in recent years, raising over £4m for good causes since its inception.