Diversity & Inclusion consultant, thought–leader, board advisor, sought after speaker, and executive coach, Gulnar is re-imagining leadership for the 21st Century.
Against the backdrop of today’s increasingly uncertain world, she advises, coaches and trains established and aspiring leaders and their organizations to understand and embrace inclusiveness; to consciously recognize the power of cross-cultural dynamics and diversity; and to learn how to prepare for and harness change. Her work is underpinned by a belief that better leaders will shape better businesses and a better society.
Gulnar is deeply committed to the advancement of women leaders and to bridging the gap between cultures, gender, and generations. As a commitment to this aim, Gulnar has worked with the Women’s Foundation as a research contributor and mentorship program member. Working with women from all backgrounds, she launched her own foundation, Aksara Foundation, educating and empowering women through STEM education in Africa, additionally she acts on the mentorship committee to the Asian University of Women. Gulnar received the Diversity List 2020 Award from the Zubin Foundation, Hong Kong and serves as a judge and thought leader for AmCham Women of Influence committee.
Prior to founding her own company in Hong Kong in 2008, Gulnar held finance, compliance and strategic roles with multinational organizations, such as Kraft General Foods Group, NGO’s and educational institutions. Today, her clients range from business sectors and include Fortune 500 companies, such as Facebook, Morgan Stanley, Accenture, J & J, Linklaters and YPO (Young President’s Organization).
Gulnar has a Masters in Business from the University of Miami in International Finance and Marketing, and now serves on their International Alumni Board, along with two other Claremont Colleges board positions, Pitzer and Kravis Leadership Institute.