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GIFT cultivates and promotes original ideas in response to the forces of globalisation, technological progress, the rising economic influence of Asia, and the need for new models for business, policy and leadership amongst other topics.

March 31, 2021

Revisit Lai Chi Wo – A Model For Village Revitalisation

March 6, 2021

5 leadership lessons from the pandemic you shouldn’t miss

November 5, 2020

“Farmers are businesspeople”: an interview with Chetna Sinha of Mann Deshi Bank

October 11, 2020

Unleashing Your Potential, Pt. 1: The Power of Individual Mindsets

September 9, 2020

How To Think About Hidden Costs in the Pandemic

August 28, 2020

New Models for a New World: Vietnam (2016)

August 21, 2020

Thinking More Deeply About Technological Transformations

August 13, 2020

New Models for a New World: Hong Kong (2017)

August 6, 2020

Growing Beyond Growth

March 6, 2021

5 leadership lessons from the pandemic you shouldn’t miss

November 5, 2020

“Farmers are businesspeople”: an interview with Chetna Sinha of Mann Deshi Bank

October 11, 2020

Unleashing Your Potential, Pt. 1: The Power of Individual Mindsets

September 9, 2020

How To Think About Hidden Costs in the Pandemic

August 21, 2020

Thinking More Deeply About Technological Transformations

June 19, 2020

Broadening Globalisation’s History Beyond the Anglo-Saxons

May 27, 2020

Explaining Hong Kong’s Coronavirus Response

June 28, 2019

Globalisation: More Than Just Economics

May 24, 2019

GIFT Reads — May 2019

March 31, 2021

Revisit Lai Chi Wo – A Model For Village Revitalisation

March 6, 2021

5 leadership lessons from the pandemic you shouldn’t miss

August 21, 2020

Thinking More Deeply About Technological Transformations

August 6, 2020

Growing Beyond Growth

May 27, 2020

Explaining Hong Kong’s Coronavirus Response

June 28, 2019

Globalisation: More Than Just Economics

March 4, 2019

Creating Employment for Over 200 Thousand in Jakarta

May 25, 2017

We Asked “What is The Role of Business in Society?”

March 31, 2021

Revisit Lai Chi Wo – A Model For Village Revitalisation

November 5, 2020

“Farmers are businesspeople”: an interview with Chetna Sinha of Mann Deshi Bank

August 28, 2020

New Models for a New World: Vietnam (2016)

August 13, 2020

New Models for a New World: Hong Kong (2017)

July 31, 2020

New Models for a New World: Myanmar (2018)

July 7, 2020

New Models for a New World: Vietnam (2019)

June 23, 2020

New Models for a New World: Jakarta

February 13, 2020

Fostering Business Insights: Sarawak’s Indigenous Culture

February 12, 2020

Fostering Business Insights: Myanmar’s Opening Economy

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.