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13 June 2018 Interview

Reflections from the outgoing CBI President

After three years as CBI President, Paul Drechsler, is stepping down. We asked him to share his views on his time in the role

During his time at the CBI, Paul Drechsler has brought an umatched warmth and passion to the role of President, representing all CBI members, from entrepreneurs to multinationals, with conviction and pride at the very highest levels - not just in the UK but around the world.

In his interview with Business Voice, above, Paul reflects on the state of business and his CBI Presidency.

Below you can watch clips of Paul Drechsler's interview.

On his time as CBI President: from the people to the members, and the chance to make a difference

On his biggest learning: how listening can help to influence government policy of the future

On the importance of education: why it's "the most powerful weapon to change the world"

On the top priorities for UK business: what CBI members say they need for growth

On business as a force for good: why business trust is like a game of Snakes and Ladders 

On why business needs the CBI: the importance of a coherent business point of view

On the privilege of meeting members: how understanding them is critical to giving business a voice