Christopher Hafner

Christopher Hafner
  • Grovelands
  • Company: Grovelands

Chris is an Ambassador for the GIANT Health Event, advocating for the formation of a nascent Wellness Industry. Chris is keenly focused on the economic and societal imperatives for a Wellness industry and passionate about the intersection of Artificial Intelligence, Wearables, IoT, Fashion, Fintech, and Insurtech as architectural components in the Wellness Industry.


Chris is a successful entrepreneur, venture investor, innovator, speaker and author.  Chris has successfully started, managed, and sold businesses in technology, services, and consulting. Chris has worked within Biotech, Pharma, Medical Device, High Tech, Financial Services and Advanced Materials industries as well as Venture Capital and Management Consulting.


Chris is the Lead Examiner for the Director’s Role in Strategy at the U.K. Institute of Directors, where he is a Fellow. Chris is also a Fellow at the Strategic Planning Society where he serves as Chairman of the Board of Trustees. Chris is also a Non-Executive Director at the Association for Strategic Planning.  Chris recently served as a member of University of Oxford, Saïd Business School’s Diploma & Accredited Programmes Committee for Strategy & Innovation.

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