A highly experienced consultant and professor, Gil has worked with many top executives and brands, while being instrumental in the development of the GLOBIS MBA program, developing and delivering courses, advising marketing and recruitment, and training of new faculty.
Originally, from the U.S., he began his career in Asia in corporate and marketing communications at IBM Asia Pacific in Tokyo. While there, he supported the CEO’s trips to the region, and various Olympic projects. He later returned to the U.S. where he was a professor of advertising and public relations at California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly), and an analyst for Nortel Networks.
He returned to Tokyo in 2001 as managing director for Hill & Knowlton, where he was responsible for leading new business, maintaining global and regional client relationships.
He has worked with clients in the automotive, airline, and CPG industries with companies such as GE Capital, Pacific Century Group, Mazda, JT, eBay, Johnson & Johnson, PIMCO, Debswana Diamond, the Four Seasons, Continental Airlines, as well as governmental organizations and embassies, including UK Trade & Investment, and the embassies of Botswana and Denmark.
Despite being busy as a consultant, Gil has continued to deliver university undergraduate and graduate business courses in marketing, management, leadership, and decision making. He now primarily delivers courses for the GLOBIS MBA program in Tokyo, and its corporate training. He has taught Critical Thinking at GLOBIS since 2008, delivering the full course more than 30 times to nearly 800 students.
"The ability to assess a given situation, to quickly sift through data to indentify key factors, is essential in any profession. In business, it is the foundation of management and leadership. Without the ability to make sense of numbers and to understand what they mean, a manager is lost. But it isn’t enough to make sense of the numbers. A manager must also be able to explain these numbers to others and have them understand why and how he or she reached his or her conclusion. The analytical courses – critical thinking and quantitative analysis – help GLOBIS students do this. Lacking this ability, a person cannot lead. In order for people to believe in you, they must first believe you. Hence, critical thinking and quantitative analysis courses are the foundation of business leadership."