Kriss is famous for his achievements in athletics where his greatest individual triumph was his Gold Medal in the 1990 European Championships when he also beat David Hemery's 22 year old British record.
He began his international athletic career in 1983 as a member of the 4x400 metre relay squad and will probably always be remembered for helping Britain clinch the Gold and beat the Americans in the World Championships 4x400 metre relay in Tokyo in 1991.
In 1992 as 3 x Olympic medallist, World, European and Commonwealth Champion Kriss was awarded the MBE by Her Majesty The Queen in her Birthday Honours List in recognition of his services to the country through athletics.
His break television and entertainment came when he presented The Big Breakfast. This was followed with a full time job as co-presenter with BBC'S 'Record Breakers'. He has presented various children's programmes and regularly appears on game shows and chat shows where the brief is "fun and entertainment".
Kriss is currently the CEO of The Akabusi Company, a corporate communications and training company where his marvellous personality and reputation as a fantastic public speaker has made him a very popular and attractive advocate.
He is also an accredited personal coach, having qualified at the Hudson Institute of Santa Barbara. Kriss is one of only 4 qualified Hudson Institute coaches in the UK, and as of January 2015, is completing an MBA.
Kriss Akabusi was born in London in 1958 of Nigerian parents. Currently living in Buckinghamshire he can be found Teeing off at the local Golf Clubs and participating in various sports including basketball, tennis and football.
Kriss supports West Ham United and can be seen regularly cheering on his team at Upton Park.
"He was fantastic - thank you!" Kriss spoke at Corus annual management conference
Former Athlete and renowned motivational speaker. Kriss's greatest individual triumph was his Gold Medal in the 1990 European Championships and he was a member of the triumphant 4x400 metre relay squad in Tokyo in 1991.
British middle distance runner from the Coe Ovett era who is now a commentator on BBC Sport and popular motivational speaker. Very good at relating sporting success to commercial success, and in particular developing teams working towards a shared goal. For my money, one of the best value Olympic speakers.
Sally has a special place in the nation's hearts as one of Britain's most popular female sportspeople. She is the only woman ever to hold four major track titles concurrently - Olympic, World, European and Commonwealth - and yet had to fight back from numerous injury setbacks. Does a lot of consultancy work with clients, setting up programmes to get their staff more engaged in physical activity and health.
In spite of retiring in 2003, Colin Jackson still holds the world record for the indoor 60m hurdles, He held the outdoor 110m hurdles (12.91 seconds set in the final of the 1993 World Championships) until it was finally bettered by Liu Xiang in 2006.
Olympic gold heptathlete, presenter, broadcaster, and President of Commonwealth Games England.
Denise Lewis OBE