Maxime Yao (Max) is the Founder of the Self-Empowerment Leadership Institute, an education business dedicated to helping corporate executives and entrepreneurs across the world develop their leadership skills and grow their career and business.
Max is an experienced CFO and Business Leader with a unique career that began 23 years ago with PricewaterhouseCoopers and grew consistently through various Finance roles with increasing levels of responsibility within leading companies including General Electric, Honeywell, United Technologies and Otis. He worked and lived in the Ivory Coast, France, Switzerland and the UK, and travelled across Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia and North America.
Max is passionate about leadership and high performance. He developed the Self-Empowerment Leadership framework and wrote several articles on Leadership. He is a powerful motivational speaker and an active supporter of children's education charities in the UK and in the Ivory Coast.
Max and his wife Edwige are the proud parents of one daughter and two sons. They all currently live in London, England.