Mike is the 2017-18 Vice Chair, and provides counsel to the Chair on direction and progress of the region, such as the strategic plan, and managing the EMENA Leadership Institute in 2017. He will automatically succeed Alex as Chair. Mike is the Principal of Changing The Terms, a communication practice focused on identifying, connecting and mobilising informal leaders at all levels of organisations. Based in Delft in the Netherlands, Mike has worked with large global organisations on internal communication issues for nearly 20 years – including VimpelCom, Cargill, Shell, easyJet, Barclays and the United States Department of Transportation – and is a also a former political campaign consultant. He is a graduate of London Business School and the University of Wisconsin, and is passionate about tribes, travel, Tottenham Hotspur FC and is the author of From Lincoln to Linked In, the 55 Minute Guide to Social Communication.