Michael Gates is Vice Chairman of Richard Lewis Communications. He is an internationally recognized teacher and writer on cross-cultural management, and a regular speaker at corporate and government events.
Michael has been with Richard Lewis Communications since 1990 and his earlier roles included Managing Director of the Finnish company, Nordic Regional Director and Group Managing Director. Previously, he worked for Linguarama in Finland and, before that, as a production assistant and producer at Piccadilly Radio, working with many well-known presenters, including Chris Evans, Timmy Mallett, Nick Robinson and Brian Cox.
In 1997, Michael devised and implemented the world’s first online cross-cultural assessment and cultural data resource, CultureActive, which currently has a database of 100,000 users.
He has published articles on cross-cultural matters in numerous newspapers and magazines, including the Daily Telegraph, La Tribune, People Management and the HR Director. Michael has also contributed chapters to books published in the UK, Finland, Denmark and India.
In 2002, he was a recipient of the Most Innovative Technology Award (for CultureActive) at the US Center for International Business and Education Conference, hosted by Duke Fuqua Business School and the University of North Carolina.