In The Press

March 14, 2021

‘Vaccine apartheid’: how white privilege is woven into the fabric of globalisation

March 13, 2021

The real problem with Hong Kong’s flailing smart city plans is not the technology

March 10, 2021

The challenge of wiping out racism from 21st century Malaysia

February 16, 2021

Vaccine rollout: A chance to build trust and transform the country

December 20, 2020

Hong Kong’s Young People Can Be Trusted With the City’s Future. Give Them a Stake, and a Chance

November 20, 2020

Singles’ Day Past Its Sell-by Date

November 11, 2020

The Us Should Seize Opportunity for a New China Doctrine

October 3, 2020

The Us Fears Competition. Its Status as Head of the Global Order Must Now Be Rethought

September 25, 2020

Why Resilience – Not Technology – Is the Answer to Our Biggest Challenges

September 8, 2020

Big tech failed us during Covid. It’s time for a re-think.

August 28, 2020

Megacities Are Not the Future. They Are Inhumane and Unsustainable

August 23, 2020

This constant mistrust of Chinese science and technology must be countered



    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.