Creative, aka Serial Entrepreneur Michael Jacobsen took the live version of Dirty Dancing across Europe, recreating it as a billion-dollar live entertainment brand. Michael Jacobsen is an Australian Business Mentor to small and large businesses as well as governments. He is a well-known public speaker, author and expert in his field, interviewing some of the world’s top entrepreneurs. He is a master of his trade, specifically within the creative/digital economy and enterprise sectors. Touring the UK, Eastern Europe and Australia for public speaking, live interviews and business coaching. He also holds a financial diploma from the Australian Securities Institute. He is Chairman of European Leisure Management Group, a leading Entertainment Venue Management company. He has also Mentored at the Peter Jones Enterprise Academy and was instrumental in the ‘UK StartUp Britain Campaign’. Michael is also mentoring at Techstars London and is an Ambassador for the UK’s Building Creative Nation Campaign. He also lectures at universities and business schools including London Metropolitan University and LSE, York St John Business School and University of Technology Sydney. He is the Founder of Global Entrepreneurs Agency. which is a Social Business and specialises in operating Start-Up and innovation programs in conjunction with Government, Government Agencies and/or Corporates in the UK and Central and Eastern Europe. Recently Michael served as an Adviser to the Boards of several companies and entities including Eclipse Entertainment Ltd (media production), Transatlantic Ltd (brand & media), the Australian Centre for Event Management (University of Technology Sydney). He served in the past on the Advisory Board advising the Slovak Minister for Economy innovation and entrepreneurialism. Michael is currently advising the Vice President of the European Investment Bank. What Is A Non-Executive Director And Why Are They Important? Non-executive Directors such as Michael bring a fresh perspective to the companies they support.