Amy Karam, Founder


Amy's expertise and passion for International Business spans the globe. She works with business and government leaders to clarify their vision, communicate their direction and secure their commitment as they create innovative solutions to complex challenges.

For more than 15 years Amy lived and worked in Silicon Valley, where she honed her business acumen and political savvy leading a CEO–sponsored, global competitive and sales program in which she addressed $750M - $1B annually in complex, strategic deals across more than 50 countries. Amy captured the lessons learned from this experience in her book, The China Factor (Wiley) , in order to help other Western-based companies address the China challenge.

Dealing with new kinds of competitors from China led her to understand that organizations in the West need to change the way they do business across many dimensions. This experience, as well as others, compelled Amy to share these learnings with companies as they navigate the challenging realities of the new global economy.

Amy believes that the new order of business, innovation and expansion runs on cross-pollination of knowledge and business models around the globe. As a corporate instructor for Stanford and Duke universities, and others, and through her own courses, she extends the reach of her own knowledge into the international business community.

Amy uses an authentic, open–dialogue approach infused with candor and humor. She creates an inclusive and engaged environment that challenges participants to explore their potential and maximize their performance through a collaborative process. 

She received her International MBA from the University of Ottawa, has completed the Innovation for Economic Development Program at the Harvard Kennedy School, and is a Fellow at The Canadian Global Affairs Institute. Amy is the author of The China Factor (Wiley) and has been published in Forbes and Entrepreneur, and has been interviewed by GoogleTalk, YahooFinance News, and CTV News, among others. 

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