Stephan Shakespeare is CEO and Co-Founder of YouGovplc. One of the pioneers of Internet research, Stephan has been the driving force behind YouGov's innovation-led strategy. Following the company's floatation on AIM in 2005, Stephan has driven YouGovforward into a number of new international markets. Today, the YouGovGroup operates in over 30 countries worldwide. Stephan is a regular commentator on current affairs and business issues. He writes a weekly column for City A.M. and is regular contributor to Daily Politics.