Michael Gates


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Michael Gates, Director, is one of the world’s leading experts and teachers of cross-cultural communications and negotiations.

Michael has an outstanding reputation for his knowledge of the many cultures and negotiating styles in European countries, Russia, the Middle East, India, the USA, South America and, in recent years, he has regularly taught in China.

Michael helped establish the Finnish office of Richard Lewis Communications, which provides cross-cultural, communication skills and business language training worldwide. He is now Vice Chairman for Richard Lewis Communications internationally, and also takes an active role as a speaker and trainer.

Michael was a Scholar of St. Catherine’s College Oxford, where he gained an M.A. in English Language and Literature. He also teaches Cross-Cultural negotiations in the Oxford Programme on Negotiation at the Saïd Business School, University of Oxford, where he is an Associate Fellow.