Wolfgang Riebe

Owner, Internationaler Keynote Speaker & Illusionist, Wolfgang Riebe

Frankfurt am Main, Germany


Professional experience for Wolfgang Riebe

  • Current , since Jan 1988

    Internationaler Keynote Speaker & Illusionist

    Wolfgang Riebe

    Imagine, if you can… a powerful inspirational speaker coupled with an unbelievable illusionist, and add in a humorist! Blend this into a professional corporate & conference environment - and you have a magical strategic communication specialist, that will assist your organisation through strategic insight and creative excellence to actualise targeted messages in purposeful, relevant and unforgettable ways!

  • 7 years, Jan 2010 - Dec 2016

    Owner & Managing Director

    The Magic Manor

    As an international Keynote Speaker, Trainer and Illusionist, Wolfgang has inspired more than one million people worldwide ! Appearances in over 125 countries, from Hollywood to Singapore, star of numerous of his own prime time TV series, and 25 years of experience in the industry, make him a leader in Attitude Change Management and Inspiration. Fluent in English, German & Afrikaans.

  • 3 years and 1 month, Mar 2012 - Mar 2015

    Professional Member

    German Speakers Association

  • 15 years, Jan 2000 - Dec 2014

    Owner & Managing Director

    The Riebe Institute

    Established a corporate communications company focusing on global corporate events and conferences where prestidigitation was included in events as an added medium to reinforce corporate branding and messaging. Scales down and now use experience an expertise in an individual capacity as a freelancer.

  • 2 years, Apr 2010 - Mar 2012

    National President

    Professional Speakers Association of SA

    - First & only two-term consecutive national president. - Responsibilities included complete responsibility for managing entire association with regard to future panning, finances, staff, welfare of members and appearances at chapter meetings and global events. - Represent the Southern African professional speakers at world-wide conferences and speak at Global Speakers summits.

  • 8 years, Jan 2003 - Dec 2010

    Owner & Managing Director

    Barndoor TV Productions

    - Launched full service production company. Produced and directed numerous TV shows and corporate promo, training and identity videos. - Responsible for tender processes, budgeting & planning on entire 13 episode TV programs, including hire of freelancers and managing productions casts with high pressure time schedules of up to 45 people. - Full involvement in pre and post production, editing, sound to final mix. - Kept some equipment for personal use as a hobby.

  • 7 years, Jan 2000 - Dec 2006

    Television Personality

    Wolfgang Riebe

    - Started with guest appearances on popular national talk and magazine programs. - Focused on youth edutainment and conceptualised numerous mini series on ETV between 2001 an 2004. - 2003 - Awarded first personal prime-time TV series (Abracadabra) with 26 episodes & 2 seasons, followed Master Magician and achieved record viewership ratings.

  • 4 years and 11 months, Jan 1984 - Nov 1988

    Personnel officer

    SA Navy

    - On completion of officers training received Highest academic Achievement on course and warfare trophy. - Completed Admin for Officers and Nuclear Biological & Chemical Warfare courses. - Personnel officer of Naval Base Simon’s Town with compliment of around 5000 staff. In charge of all HR, personnel and training matter for the base.

Educational background for Wolfgang Riebe

  • 1 year and 8 months, Mar 2014 - Oct 2015

    Strategic Leadership

    York St John University

    Culture & Innovation Essence of Leadership Strategic Thinking & Leadership Leading Innovation & Change Dissertation: Does complexity thinking inhibit innovation amongst leadership in multi national companies


  • English

    First language

  • German


  • Dutch


  • Afrikaans


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