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Rob Lilwall CSP

If one could choose a middle name for Rob, it would likely be “Daring”. Or “Resilient”. Some may prefer “Crazy”.

How else would you describe an everyday geography high-school teacher who dropped everything to cycle from Siberia to London via China, Australia and Afghanistan? The journey took 3 years, covering over 50,000 km.

If that wasn’t enough, adventure beckoned again a few years later when Rob took on another expedition – this time from Mongolia to Hong Kong. 5,000 km on foot. In winter.

Two Nat Geo TV series and two books later, Rob is one of Asia Pacific’s most popular keynote speakers. He has inspired over 50,000 people in over 20 countries worldwide, weaving lessons from his adventures into today’s business world and making them relevant to you.

Rob is a passionate life-long learner and communicator. When Rob isn’t being chased by bandits in Papua New Guinea or trekking in sub zero Mongolian blizzards, he spends his time on charity work, writing, and learning new ways of living out the attitudes of adventure in everyday life.

Rob is a graduate of the Universities of Edinburgh and Oxford, and a member of the Global Speakers Federation.

For more details about Rob, please view his LinkedIn profile.

Client testimonials

In previous years, speakers at Asian Private Banker’s Family Office Summit have included Kenneth Taylor (“The real hero of Argo”) and Al Gore (45th Vice-President of the United States). This year we had Rob Lilwall, and he certainly did not let us down. Through a combination of endearing humility and granite determination, Rob delighted and motivated a riveted audience.

– Asian Private Banker

We had the privilege of hearing from Rob at a recent gathering of law firm leaders. Rob was amazing. His presentation was captivating, funny, motivational and relevant to our audience. A number of our guests have expressed interest in having Rob involved with their own events. I highly recommend him.

– Thomson Reuters

Rob gave an outstanding motivational talk to our team in London. The team were from 7 countries across Asia and he managed to connect with them all. His style is humble yet the passion shines through and he engaged you with his compelling story and the decisions he had to make. He drew a parallel between this and business life which I think hit home hard with our team. Great talk.


Rob brings a degree of authenticity that is difficult to find these days. His message is grounded in humble personal experience and connects some very real and essential elements of human nature to the business world. Refreshingly different!


For more client testimonials please visit Rob’s website

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