Michael Kouly, a World Bank Fellow, senior international executive, writer, journalist & a PhD scholar who has studied and researched Global Leadership at Harvard, Princeton, Maastricht and Michigan-Ann Arbor universities. Michael has spoken on Leadership, Strategy and policy-making to thousands of top government, education, NGO and business executives in dozens of countries stretching from the United States to Asia. His practical knowledge comes from a 17-year international career with Reuters where he worked in 22 countries leading people from 47 nationalities. His last responsibilities were Managing Director of Reuters Middle East Ltd. and executive board member of Reuters Continental Europe, Middle East and Africa. Michael is currently the President of Cambridge Institute for Global Leadership (CIGL), a leadership Think-Tank that generates knowledge on the subject of leadership and builds the leadership capacity of people and organizations worldwide. He is the Founding President of Leaders Across Borders LAB, a non-profit international body that promotes leadership initiatives across national, racial, religious, social, ethic and cultural boundaries.