The 125 Senior Executive Forum

Following in-depth consultation with the UK’s most influential business leaders, the FT saw a need to challenge senior executives by providing a wider understanding of the political, economic, social and technological developments that will affect businesses in years to come.

Monthly events are designed to explore and dissect the latest trends and ideas disrupting the world of business. Drawing on the expertise and contacts of the FT’s leading columnists and specialists, our aim is to provide a stimulating professional learning environment, which promotes knowledge-sharing. Past speakers have included Microsoft founder Bill Gates, former General Secretary of the UN Kofi Annan and Executive Chairman of Santander Group, Ana Botín.

Members of the forum form an exclusive network providing the opportunity to connect leaders, hear expertise from a wide range of business sectors, and build a new community of professional contacts.

What do our members think?

“Insightful, thought-provoking and a good opportunity to network and share ideas with like-minded individuals.”

“Everything you would expect from the FT - first class speakers and engaging topics.”

“Listening to insights from very senior leaders and networking which has led to ideas that will greatly benefit my business.”


Our ongoing dialogue with top business leaders and policy-makers puts the FT at a distinct advantage when it comes to understanding the key issues that businesses face.


Events last two hours. This includes the discussion, questions, and time with other members.


Held in central London as breakfasts (07:30-09:30) or evening events (18:30-20:30), to enable executives to fit them around a busy working day.


FT journalists ensure the audience has plenty of opportunity to directly question our guest speakers and experts.


Our leading journalists can cut to the key elements of a problem, challenge expert thinking, encourage debate and engage with our well-informed audience.