In The Press

March 3, 2020

Malaysia’s ‘Malay First’ Malaise

February 15, 2020

Why do Western environmental crises get more media attention than Asian ones?

January 16, 2020

Climate Change and Intellectual Dishonesty

November 7, 2019

The Global Debate on the World’s Major Divisions Misses the Elephant in the Room

September 26, 2019

The High Cost of Hong Kong’s Housing Inequality

September 21, 2019

American Exceptionalism is Dead

August 28, 2019

The Root Cause of Hong Kong’s Woes (Hint: It’s Not China)

August 20, 2019

ASEAN Should Emulate China’s GBA Eco-civilisation Concept

August 3, 2019

Ten steps to end Hong Kong’s crisis and avert the next one

July 30, 2019

China’s Rise Is Not a Gift of the West

June 28, 2019

Future of China

June 6, 2019

Religious Leaders Can Kickstart A Global Anti-plastic Movement



    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.