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Julian Saipe


Julian Saipe


Professor, Master in Talent Development & Human Resources

Founder and Leadership Coach at JAA World


Master in Talent Development & Human Resources

Professional Skills


A former entrepreneur and business leader, Julian’s work now includes leadership coaching and executive education, with the aim of bringing new consciousness to human performance. Julian’s career spans 20 years of entrepreneurship, leadership, and humanistic psychology training and practice.

Julian began his career as an opera singer and performed at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden for 8 years. After a decision to give up professional singing, he founded “Zafferano” which became one of London’s highly acclaimed food and event management brands. The Company was acquired in 2018 and Julian exited the business.

Julian now coaches top performers, CEOs and executive teams, and runs leadership development training programmes internationally. He is a Forbes Contributor & Member of the Coaches Council, and is a speaker for Vistage International, a peer mentoring and coaching organisation for CEOs.

Julian sits on the advisory board for a range of technology businesses, and is a trustee for three charities in the fields of education, international and social development.

Corporate Experience
Founder and Leadership Coach, Julian Alexander & Associates, 2018 – Present
Executive Chairman, Zafferano Catering Limited, 2014 – 2018
Non-Executive Director, Zafferano Concessions Limited, 2011 – 2018
Founder & CEO, Zafferano Catering Limited, 2006 – 2014

Academic Experience
Adjunct Professor, Talent Development & Human Resources, IE University, Spain, 2020 – Present
Co-Founder/Facilitator, UK & Canada Emerging Leaders Programmes, 2020 – Present
Vistage International, Visiting Speaker, Business Strategy & Implementation

Academic Background
Practitioner’s Diploma, Academy of Executive Coaching, 2019
Bioenergetics Trainer, The Open Centre, 2014 – 2018
Post-Diploma Vocal Training, Guildhall School of Music & Drama, 1992 – 1996
BA English Literature and Language, Kings College London, 1987 – 1990