Kriss is famous for his achievements
in athletics where his greatest individual triumph was his Gold Medal in the
1990 European Championships when he also beat David Hemery's 22 year old British
He began his international athletic
career in 1983 as a member of the 4x400 metre relay squad and will probably
always be remembered for helping Britain clinch the Gold and beat the Americans
in the World Championships 4x400 metre relay in Tokyo in 1991.
In 1992 as 3 x Olympic medallist,
World, European and Commonwealth Champion, Kriss was awarded the MBE by Her
Majesty The Queen in her Birthday Honours List in recognition of his services to
the country through athletics.
His start into television and
entertainment began when he presented THE BIG BREAKFAST. This was followed by a
full time position as co-presenter with BBC'S RECORD BREAKERS. He has presented
various children's programmes and appears regularly on game and chat
Kriss is currently the CEO of The
Akabusi Company, a corporate communications and training company where his
personality and reputation as a fantastic public speaker has made him a very
popular and attractive advocate.
Kriss began his motivational speaking
career over 10 years ago and is now one of Britain's most recognised and
respected motivational speakers. His infectious enthusiasm ensures that any
messages hit home and motivate.
He is also an accredited personal
coach, having qualified at the Hudson Institute of Santa Barbara. He is one of
only 4 qualified Hudson Institute coaches in the UK.
Kriss was born in London in 1958 of
Nigerian parents is married to Monika with whom he has two children, Ashanti and
Shakira. He is currently living in Buckinghamshire where he can be found teeing
off at the local Golf Clubs and participating in various sports including
basketball, tennis and football. As a Christian he regularly attends his local
Be enthused and inspired!