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Cultural Intelligence and Leadership Expert

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Anoushka Gungadin is an experienced CEO, Board Director, best-selling author with a career across four continents in the last 20 years. She works at the intersection of Cultural Intelligence and Leadership.

Recognising the shift in economic forces from the West to Asia and Africa, highly globalised societies and increasingly diverse talent and market, Anoushka set up GlobalCQ to help leaders build and benefit from cultural growth in the modern economy. GlobalCQ has been recognised for its innovative vision and is the winner of the 2018 Westpac 200 Businesses of Tomorrow Award.

Current work

Anoushka is a Non-Executive Director on the Board of the Anglo-African Investments and the former Vice President of the Australia India Business Council.

She is also an International Speaker and facilitator on Cultural intelligence, inclusion and diversity, and future.

She is also working on a new book, Cultural Intelligence: the future currency of smart leaders. Her book draws on her deep connections with the business community and features interviews with Government including the Former Premier of Victoria, Australian High Commissioner, Australian Sex Discrimination Commissioner, Australian Human Rights Commissioner, Trade Commissioner of Peru, Consul General of Mongolia; Minter Ellison, B team Australasia, Emergent and Telstra CEOs; and many other distinguished leaders.

Previous Experience

CEO: Anoushka is the former CEO of The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award in Victoria, the world’s leading youth achievement award.

Head of Finance: Prior to this, she was the head of Finance and Clients Department for an International French law firm in Beijing where she lived for 11 years.

Languages: Anoushka speaks six languages, has lived and worked across Asia, Africa, Europe and Australia with global brands such as UNESCO and L’Oreal.

MBA Lecturer: Kaplan Business School - Emotional Intelligence, Cultural Intelligence and Diversity

Mentor and Coach: For an exclusive clientele: she combines her wealth of CEO and Director experience, and her cross-cultural expertise to work with CEOs, Executives, Directors as their strategic advisor and sounding board.

Keynote Speaker & Facilitator: Topics relating to cultural intelligence, inclusive leadership, inclusion and diversity, board diversity, future world of work, global-minded leadership, inclusive growth.

Non-Executive Director: Anglo African Investments a Fin-tech investment group of Companies, that has been identified as one of London Stock Exchange Group's Companies to Inspire Africa 2019 and has been distinguished by PWC Corporate Reporting Awards.

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