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  • Confronting hard truths

  • Embracing new realities

  • Global perspectives rooted in Asia

Slide Unleash Potential Learn about our leadership programmes

  • Proprietary methodology, curriculum, and tools

  • Through knowledge, communication, and empathy

  • Connecting purpose to global issues

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  • Independent insights

  • Frontline experience

  • Business, policy, and sustainability projects spanning the continent

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  • Hone personal effectiveness

  • Cultivate fresh thinking

  • Build resilience to face current challenges


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How Can We Help You?

Making sense of the seismic shifts shaping our future.

We are committed to purposeful leadership learning, and to partnering with our clients to help them unlearn conventional wisdom and unleash potential to redesign society.

Our practical insights, internationally acclaimed leadership learning, and outcome-driven facilitation help our clients anticipate and navigate a turbulent 21st century.

Through all our work, we are dedicated to advancing a deeper understanding of today’s most critical drivers of change.

GIFT is rooted in the realities of Asia, with offices in Hong Kong and Kuala Lumpur that cover the entire region.

Please contact us to learn more about how our team can be of service.

Our Core Offerings

CUSTOMISED
LEADERSHIP PROGRAMMES

PUBLIC
LEADERSHIP
PROGRAMMES

OUTCOME
DRIVEN
FACILITATION

SUSTAINABILITY
ADVISORY

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Honest Inquiry

Our ideas are our ideas. Thought provoking and practical, GIFT’s original content covers leadership learning, business models for the future, and our vision for redesigning society.

Our books, reports, and articles are published and presented globally, and our library of sustainability driven business models uncover exciting opportunities to address global challenges.

GIFT In The Press

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  • KARIM RUSHDY
    FACILITATOR

    Karim joined GIFT in 2010 after participating in the Global Leaders Programme and has since designed and facilitated dozens of experiential programmes for high potential executives and government officials. In his current role Karim leads the ASEAN office and is responsible for GIFT’s regional activities and programmes across Southeast Asia. Prior to GIFT Karim spent a decade in Mainland China where he was a partner in a successful nationwide food and beverage business. Karim’s articles on insights gathered through GIFT programmes have appeared in a range of publications. He has an MBA from the Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business in Beijing and is a proficient Mandarin speaker.


  • ERIC STRYSON
    MANAGING DIRECTOR – GLOBAL SERVICES

    In addition to leading GIFT’s dynamic team and business, since 2008, Eric has facilitated more than 50 experiential leadership programmes in fifteen countries. He is well versed in introducing new ideas on governance, business and sustainability and coaching participants to think critically about their role as leaders. Before joining GIFT, Eric spent several years managing multi-stakeholder partnerships between global brands and civil society groups in the United States and China. He writes and speaks regularly on topics related to leadership development and the changing role of business in society. Eric is an alumnus of Standford University and holds a Masters from Hong Kong University.


  • CHANDRAN NAIR
    FOUNDER & CEO

    For more than three decades, Chandran has advised governments and MNCs on strategic management, leadership issues and sustainability, and is often invited to facilitate for top corporate education providers including Duke CE, INSEAD and NUS. He was previously Chairman of ERM in Asia Pacific, helping establish it as the world’s leading environmental consultancy. Chandran is on the Executive Committee of the Club of Rome and is a member of WEF’s Global Agenda Council on Governance for Sustainability and Experts Forum, where his thought leadership is sought for its fresh insights and intellectual honesty. He is the author of the best-seller – Consumptionomics: Asia’s Role in Reshaping Capitalism and Saving the Planet, and The Sustainable State: The Future of Government, Economy and Society.