Global Institute For Tomorrow is an independent pan Asian think tank

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




Honest Inquiry · Ideas To Action · Asia's Worldview

Our proprietary curriculum and output-driven methodology puts leadership to the test, instead of obscuring it with jargon and buzzwords. Free from management theories and rich with real-world insights, we foster mindset shifts and leadership behaviours that give meaning to “high performance” and “thinking outside the box”.



Making sense of the seismic shifts shaping our future.

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

GIFT is rooted in the realities of a global Asia, with offices in Hong Kong and Kuala Lumpur.

We are dedicated to advancing a deeper understanding of today’s most critical drivers of change from the emergence of a post Western world to the reshaping of global capitalism and the dynamic relationship between business, society, and the state.

Our Vision

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Unrivalled


Iconic, trusted and internationally recognised institution. Renowned for our independence, content and methodology, and able to attract the highest calibre talent, clients and partners.

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Shaping new narratives

A platform for honest inquiry, committed to raising bold original ideas and under represented insights onto the world stage.

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Influencing leadership

Embracing new realities; Enabling a shift in mindsets and behaviours; Igniting a sense of purpose and affecting change at the individual, group and organisational level.

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Redesign society for the 21st Century

Redefining progress and prosperity, rethinking the role of the state and reshaping the rules of global capitalism in order to contribute to an ever advancing civilisation.

 

Milestones

Since our inception in 2004, we’ve worked with thousands of leaders from almost 100 countries. Our clients include Fortune 500s, Asian MNCs, government agencies and NGOs. From Iran to Japan, Mongolia to Indonesia, we’ve helped solve business, policy and leadership challenges across a broad spectrum of sectors and industries.

SPEAK TO US

  • KARIM RUSHDY
    MANAGING DIRECTOR – ASEAN

    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.