Dean Forbes is one of the UK’s most unusual and successful business leaders.

Dean Forbes is one of the UK’s most unusual and successful business leaders.

Dean has had a phenomenal 20-year career as a Tech Leader and has orchestrated exit deals in excess of 1 billion dollars over the course of his impressive career. A trailblazer with the enviable moniker of a ‘Tech CEO Unicorn’, he has the respect and accolades of both his professional industry peers and the wider the Black African and Caribbean community and has been named twice as one of the UK’s most influential Black people, by JP Morgan sponsored Powerlist.

“If people like me aren’t playing their part in lifting up, elevating and pushing forward the next generation of people from similar backgrounds to me, then who will do it? Enjoying success and gaining wealth and never elevating the next person is not how I want to be thought of or remembered."

– Dean Forbes

“If people like me aren’t playing their part in lifting up, elevating and pushing forward the next generation of people from similar backgrounds to me, then who will do it? Enjoying success and gaining wealth and never elevating the next person is not how I want to be thought of or remembered."

– Dean Forbes

From humble beginnings in South-East London, Dean’s career has been universally and internationally impressive. He has strived to be an example of how success can be achieved outside of and in spite of, negative stereo-types often attributed to those from specific backgrounds or experience social-economic disadvantages in the UK. He is an inspiring leader and a huge believer in the power and reward of work ethic, commitment and dedication along with approaching every opportunity with a mindset of success.

In March of 2020, Dean became the CEO of Forterro, a firm that delivers ERP software solutions to the manufacturing and production industries globally. In this new role, he is responsible for all elements of the company’s growth on behalf of its 1,200 employees.

Dean and his wife of nearly 20 years, Danielle have developed Forbes Family Group from a successful personal property and investment portfolio to an organisation whose objective is to support the entrepreneurs and individuals that the Group backs and invests in. Taking this to the next level of developing social programs and working with charities has been an natural and unsurprising step from this philanthropic and passionate team.

Dean takes pride as mentor and is a big believer in social mobility and helping people from comparable backgrounds. He is also member of the Board of Directors for the ACLT and active supporter of various other charity organisations.

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