Amir Ghannad is a widely recognized authority in the field of Organizational Development, a frequent and highly sought after keynote speaker at leadership summits in the US and abroad, and the founder of The Ghannad Group, which specializes in guiding leaders and equipping them with tools, skills, and the mindset to create extraordinary cultures that deliver breakthrough results. For over 31 years, Amir has held leadership positions of increasing responsibility and scope in multiple locations in the US, Southeast Asia, and Europe with such companies as Procter and Gamble and Campbell Soup Company. Amir has consistently demonstrated his mastery in leading multi-national and multi-functional teams. As a professional facilitator, Registered Corporate Coach, and a Professional member of the National Speaker’s Association, Amir has also been a trusted advisor and coach to top level executives in multiple industries and locations around the world. Amir has also been a lecturer on the topic of leadership development in executive MBA programs at Utah State University and Georgia Institute of Technology. Amir’s first book titled The Transformative Leader, has received rave reviews from award winning authors and leading experts in the field of Operational Excellence and leadership development. His book, which has been shipped to over 20 countries, is available on Amazon and at www.theghannadgroup.com, where his weekly blog posts on leadership and culture transformation can also be found. Amir holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology and an MBA with emphasis on Organizational Behavior from Wilmington University. He and his wife of 36 years, Connie, live in Atlanta, Georgia.