Born in Cameroon with Swiss citizenship, Mathias Ekah is Diversity Management/Intercultural Consultant & Founder of GILEC Consulting Switzerland.
He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in International Relations from the University of London – London School of Economics (LSE), a Master’s degree in Intercultural Communication from the University of Lugano, Switzerland, and an MBA in International Business from the Center for Management Studies and Development, Switzerland. He also holds a certificate in Human Rights from the University of Viadrina, Germany and a diploma in International Humanitarian Assistance from the Institute of Studies of International Politics in Milan, Italy.
With expertise in intercultural management, diplomacy & business etiquette, Mathias has diverse international professional experiences both in business and public sectors notably as part-time lecturer at the American Graduate School University, the United Nations Trade Conference and Development, United Nations Institute for Training and research, European Free Trade Association, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent, International Peace Bureau, Swiss Hotel Management School. He also served as Manager at Glion Institute of Higher Education - Laureate Universities Switzerland where he facilitated training sessions and strengthened leadership, interpersonal and cross cultural skills for students from over 90 different nationalities.
Mathias has excellent knowledge of cultural/socio-political specifics of Switzerland and Sub Saharan Africa particularly Cameroon, Central and West Africa.