International Speaker and Business Author



When you want your organisation to thrive, when you want your brand to become iconic, when you insist on owning your industry, there is no alternative: Douglas Kruger helps you to position yourself so that the business comes to you.


Douglas Kruger is a leading professional keynote speaker on the business circuit, and author of multiple business books published by Penguin Random House SA. His most recent title is: ‘They’re Your Rules, Break Them! 50 Ways to Smash Silos, Bust Bureaucracy, and Create a High-Performance Culture.’


He is the only person ever to have won the Southern African Championships for Public Speaking, hosted by Toastmasters International, a record five times.


In 2016, in honour of excellence in his craft, he was inducted into the Speakers Hall of Fame, by the Professional Speakers Association of Southern Africa.


Douglas speaks on disruptive innovation, and expert positioning. He specializes in helping businesses and brands to become more memorable than their competitors.


Douglas’ past clients include senior management at a range of leading brands.


His articles and interviews have been featured in Forbes magazine, Classic fm, Expresso, Business Day, Entrepreneur magazine and more.


For true breakthrough thinking and outstanding insights into the levers behind real business innovation, choose one of South Africa’s premiere professional speakers.

Relentlessly Relevant! How to Innovate

Own Your Industry! How to Position Yourself as an Expert

They’re Your Rules, Break Them! Strategic Rule-Breaking for Innovation


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Douglas has all the qualities of a superb speaker:

credibility, integrity and obviously a very good presentation.


Clem Sunter

Douglas Kruger

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Douglas answers this important question: ‘What is the difference between businesses that blend into the background, and brands that ‘own’ their industry?’


When CEO’s of leading brands want guidance and advice on business innovation, and when progressive organisations see the need for cultural change, Douglas helps them to unpack how Elon Musk outperforms NASA, how 10x organisations exponentially out-earn industry dinosaurs, and why remaining ‘relentlessly relevant' to a market does not depend on past legacy, but current-day innovation.


Every presentation is delivered with tailored care and outstanding stagecraft. So successful were his national roadshows with clients like Stanlib and MultiChoice that, in each case, he was booked again the following year over any other thought-leader - an anomaly in the speaking circuit.