As the CEO of Sainsbury plc, Mike Coupe is considered to be an authority on business. Prior to retiring in 2020 to focus fully on his speaking career, he is credited for turning the company around, through top-level trading, marketing and online operations. As a business speaker, Mike Coupe instills in his corporate audiences the essential skills he used to lead a market, essential for staying ahead of the curve. Mike has enjoyed a truly incredible life, making him one of the most influential after dinner speakers for business clients all over the world. Knowledgeable and committed to his industry, an event featuring Mike benefits from his knowledge of profitable business leadership.
Coupe joined Sainsbury’s in 2004. Immediately making a positive impression on the company, he rose through the ranks and was appointed responsible for online operations, marketing, and trading in 2010. In 2014, Mike was named CEO of Sainsbury’s, following in the footsteps of Justin King. Using his expert knowledge, he quickly established a strategic review to stay ahead of the evolving retail market. The project was a huge success, and led him to take over Argos & Habitat, under the Home Retail Group, in 2016.
Noticing another phase in the retail industry, Mike Coupe pushed Sainsbury’s ahead of the competition through a complete digital transformation. From till-free stores to the digitisation of Nectar through a website and an app, he revolutionised the retail giant’s day to day practices. As a speaker, Mike employs business strategies influenced by his numerous different roles, greatly benefiting corporate audiences and their journey to industry leaders.