About

MLW’s team of experts and specialists is managed by Michele Wong, who brings her vast experience in strategic planning and executing economically-focused programs. Michele was instrumental in the organization of an international program for girls and women globally, supported high ranking political officials and managed the public relations and logistics for a number of international economic trade-missions and high-profile events.

For the past 15 years, Michele’s professional career has spanned government, multilateral institutions (United Nations), corporate foundations, non-profits, and the private sector.

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Michele was the Associate Vice President, Head of Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability at Emirates NBD where she managed and implemented the strategy that focuses on advocating for people with disabilities and financial literacy. She developed the bank’s employee volunteering programme, the Exchanger which was received numerous accolades from the United Nations and the Gulf Sustainability and CSR Awards (GSCSR). She managed an award-winning team named ‘Best CSR Team’ by the GSCSR and won two coveted internal Emerald Awards in the banking group.

In 2014, Michele co-created the e7 Girls Summit (Daughters of the Emirates) out of the inspiration of the G(irls)20 Summit to design something localized for the young women in the UAE.

In 2011, Michele strategically developed and executed a girls and women programming for a former candidate for Canadian Prime Ministership, businesswoman and philanthropist, Belinda Stronach by organizing the second annual G(irls)20 Summit in Paris, France.

OUR GLOBAL ADVISORY PARTNERS

Meet our Team – Trusted partnered specialists, who have subject matter expertise and geographical focus depending on the project

Dima Al Ashram – Founder, Impactify & Partner, Tidal Impact

Dima helps clients create long-term shared value through efficient sustainability strategies, frameworks and reporting.

Dima is a founding Partner of Tidal Impact, a global coalition impact investment and advisory firm backing visionary companies solving the world’s biggest social, economic and industrial challenges.

She is based in Canada with work & experience in Jordan, Oman, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates,

Coralie D’Souza – Director of Operations & Employee Engagement, Brookfield Institute for Innovation + Entrepreneurship

Coralie has over a decade of experience providing high-profile communications and issues management advice in various roles as senior communications strategist, speechwriter, and advisor to some of Canada’s political leaders, thought-leaders, and influencers.

Coralie is committed to public service and community building.

She is in Toronto, Canada.

Wayne Dunn– President & Founder, CSR Training Institute

Wayne has 3 decades of senior-level global experience in building business and sustainability and developing programs and events. This includes advising and building companies, training institutes, developing coalitions and partnerships, and moving agendas and issues forward, often across complex cultural, sectoral and geographic boundaries.

Wayne is based in Canada and Ghana with business & experience in six continents.

Chris Jarvis – Executive Director, Realized Worth & Board Member, Impact 2030

Chris’ works with Fortune 500 companies around the world is helping to mobilize hundreds of thousands of employees to make meaningful contributions.

In 2011, Chris was asked by the United Nations Office of Partnerships to design and launch the first private-sector led initative to achieve post-SDG through corporate volunteering.

Chris is based in the United States with work and experience in six continents.

Grace L. Marabe – Partner, LMG Management Consultants.

Grace is an international business consultant who assists companies and individuals navigate the complexities of setting up businesses in Africa and other emerging markets. She has experience in mergers & acquisitions, strategic planning, international marketing and financial markets.

She has successfully started three companies and have helped numerous start-up new ventures in various industries.

Grace is based in the United Arab Emirates with businesses in Ghana, Turkey, and the United States.

Ali Shawwa – Founder, AS Superlab & Artist

Ali is an artist, creative designer and brand consultant with cross-disciplinary work that maneuvers at the intersection of art, design and publishing.

Ali is based in the United Arab Emirates with work & experience in Cyprus, Kuwait, Lebanon and the United States.