Global Alumni Community


Expanding Network · Ideas to Action

Over the last 15 years of running transformational leadership programmes, GIFT’s professional alumni network has grown to nearly 3,000, and continues to expand. As each of you have unique talents and industry experiences to share, we are always thrilled to call upon our network whenever there is an opportunity to showcase your expertise.

Although the pandemic has temporarily paused our in-person programmes and events, our team sees this as an opportunity to forge stronger bonds within the GIFT community. In face of great adversity, we believe in the collective wisdom of supporting each other through the difficult periods in our professional and personal lives.

GIFTXchange is a virtual event dedicated to serve our community by spotlighting alumni ideas, projects, and learnings. We also aim to invite guest speakers on current topics to spark new directions in your leadership journeys. This is also a fun platform to reconnect with old friends and meet others from different cohorts spanning across 100 countries.

So, mark your calendars and get ready to exchange your knowledge, inspiration, and energy!


Upcoming Networking Events

June 4, 2021

Lin Huiyi – The Rise of Alternative Proteins



    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.


    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.


    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.