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GIFT works to support the freedom to cultivate and promote original ideas in response to the forces of globalisation, technological progress, the rising economic influence of Asia, and the need for new models for leadership and business.

December 8, 2017

Honest Inquiry Interview: Po Chung (Part 1 of 2)

November 12, 2017

Learning Places: Esfahan, Iran (v.1, ch.2)

September 14, 2017

Behaviour Before Brand and The Essence of Ethical Leadership

August 23, 2017

Honest Inquiry Interview: Jean-Pierre Lehmann (Part 2 of 2)

August 1, 2017

Generation-defining Issues Make for Powerful Experiential Learning

July 13, 2017

Honest Inquiry Interview: Jean-Pierre Lehmann (Part 1 of 2)

June 29, 2017

Learning Places: Kerala, India (v.1, ch.4)

June 22, 2017

The PRISM of High Performance

June 15, 2017

5 Questions to Ask of Any Experiential Learning Programme

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.