Startup CEO, International Business Advisor, Board Member and Keynote Speaker
Over the last 25 years I have developed an extensive global network of corporate and government leaders. Whether operating as an international business consultant, a CEO or on the Board of Directors, I bring people and corporations together to achieve something greater than they could have imagined on their own. Due to my global business experience, in 2022 I was appointed by President Biden to the US Commission for the Preservation of America’s Heritage Abroad.
Expanding and growing a business internationally can be exceptionally challenging, but with over two decades’ experience of doing business across the US, Asia and Europe, I provide counsel to all of my clients looking to negotiate the hyper-competitive global marketplace. I advise on areas including cultural competence, corporate governance, risk mitigation, global compliance and international business development.
As an international business keynote speaker, I specialize in inspiring audiences of senior business leaders on how to be successful engaging in cross-cultural business relationships. I provide context for effectively doing business internationally in a digital world, supported by a deep understanding of challenges that face corporate leaders around the globe, from mergers and acquisitions to digital transformation.
Over the last 25 years I have served on the Board of Directors of seven companies across Asia, Europe and the US. I create organizational alignment among diverse boards, optimizing the contributions of individual members and creating effective systems to implement change throughout organizations.
I am a huge believer in giving back and helping society wherever possible. After my first wife died of cancer I became involved in one of the largest cancer research and support organisations in the world, the American Cancer Society. In 2022 I was elected as Chairman of the Board of Directors, a role I am extremely proud to serve in.