Frans Johannson

Founder & CEO, The Medici Group


Frans Johansson has inspired audiences worldwide with his thought leadership and speaking on innovation, diversity and success based on core ideas from his international bestselling books. After years of inspirational talks, Johansson founded The Medici Group, an innovation and strategy consulting firm. The Group has an impressive portfolio-working with more than 30 percent of FORTUNE 500 companies, as well as NGOs and the public and education sectors around the world. Some of The Group's clients include: Nike, MetLife, Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson, Avon and Verizon.

Raised in Sweden by his African-American/Cherokee mother and Swedish father, Johansson has lived all his life at the intersection. He has founded a software company, an international healthcare firm, and a hedge fund. He has written articles on healthcare, information technology, and the science of sport fishing. Johansson holds a B.S. in Environmental Science from Brown University and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.