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Global Chamber® Indianapolis

Global Chamber Indianapolis helps members get business done across metro areas!

We are a thriving and collaborating community of CEO's, executives, and professionals growing business across 525 metropolitan areas. We leverage technology and our collective networks around the world to help member companies grow, reduce risk, be more productive, and succeed faster. We are the only organization in the world with the mission to grow business from Anywhere to Everywhere while collaborating with every organization. We help companies, investors and business service providers around the world succeed.

 

Meet Our Executive Board of Directors

Dr. Toby Malichi, Hon. D. Bus., Executive Managing Director and Licensed Operator for Global Chamber® Indianapolis. Global Advisor and Global Mentor for Global Chamber®.

Hear Dr. Toby speak on the relaunch of Global Chamber® Indianapolis here.

Dr. Malichi is an internationally-recognized, and highly-acclaimed trade advisor, thought leader, influencer, speaker, strategist, global executive coach, and expert deal facilitator. His hard-earned wisdom, sage advice, deep insights, and global business diplomacy expertise on trade and free trade agreements is highly sought after by Multinational small-and-medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs), C-level executives, private-sector global business leaders, government officials, and investment groups around the globe. Dr. Malichi dubbed the "Go-To-Guy" for "All Things Trade" by his contemporaries. Former U.S. Chamber of Commerce board director, international policy committee member, and small business council board member).    Dr. Malichi is federally appointed by the U.S. Commerce Secretary, (spanning, four White House Administrations, including present), to the Indiana District Export Council, which is closely affiliated with the U.S. & Foreign Commercial  Service. Dr. Malichi is the immediate-past Vice Chairman (2011-2020). Dr. Malichi was appointed to serve as a U.S. SME Delegate, Advocate, Spokesman and/or Representative for multilateral free trade agreements, dialogues, and roundtables around the globe including over 90% of U.S. Free Trade Agreements to APEC (SME Ministerial Meeting, Canada), ASEAN, WTO, TABD, USTR, and Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE), World Economic Forum (WEF), (former board director & executive committee member). Dr. Malichi is a board advisor to the Indiana University (Bloomington) Institute of International Business - Center for International Business Education Research (CIBER). During his tenure at Chevrolet Motor Division, General Motors Corporation. Dr. Malichi as an executive, earned the coveted and prestigious 'GM Corporate Leadership Ring' for the top 2% performer nationally. He is currently a Senior Fellow at the Sagamore Institute, an internationally-recognized 'Think Tank' headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana.

 "Dr. Malichi you are such a great business person and moreover a great Ambassador for Indianapolis and Indiana." We appreciate you!" ~ The Honorable James A. Schellinger, Indiana Secretary of Commerce.

The firm he founded. Malichi Group Worldwide (MGW) is a multinational trade and global development firm operating in over 70 countries for over 39 years providing expert, hard-earned trade advice, global executive coaching, keen strategies and tactics to scale an amazing idea to sustainability and profitability, advancing economic openness and prosperity, and executing non-traditional techniques for unlocking profitable value chains for trade-generated growth. MGW global engagement solutions are structured towards gaining a seat at the trade table, closing more cross-border deal facilitations, acquiring impact funding as well as our mastery for engaging multiple stakeholders at the highest levels in industry, commerce, and government is what we do.

Thanking you for the rich privilege of your time. We doze but never close.

Dr. Malichi's motto: Have a successful day and think globally!™

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Mohamad Abbasi, Deputy Director for Global Chamber® Indianapolis

Mohamad Abbasi is a Partner and Strategic Consultant with General Consulting Shop, LLC. and has a distinctive skill in strategic organizational and media planning. Mohamad also spends his time working with the Human Library Fort Wayne, an organization promoting diversity and education in the local community as well as with Entheos Audiology Cooperative, an audiology group that focuses on National and International Humanitarian Missions.

 His educational background comes from Purdue University where he graduated with a Masters in Public Health and a focus on Health Policy. Additionally, he is a dual degree graduate of Indiana University with degrees in Biology and Medical Humanities and Health Studies.

 His previous work includes an association in a CAP Reviews Journal publication, work as the Front Office Manager at the Columbia Club of Indianapolis, and the position of Communications Director in the 2018 Indiana Secretary of State race. 

At the Global Chamber of Commerce, Mohamad is the Deputy Director, where he offers his hand in all aspects of operations in Indiana. His work is dedicated to connecting businesses and organizations with one another and creating opportunities for individuals to advance their skills through education on innovative and emerging topics as well as through interactions with others.

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Zachary Scott, Global Advisor for Global Chamber® Indianapolis

Zachary Scott is the President & CEO of EboxSecure Logistics Group and the former Regional President for UPS in the Midwest which continues to be the centerpiece for logistics growth in the United States. Zachary’s knowledge of the fast-growing global logistics industry spans over 36 years, his expertise includes managing multi-billion dollar revenue streams, cost containment execution plans, operations excellence, managing diverse executive level management teams and developing Safety & Service excellence strategies that embrace the corporate culture. His prior regional footprint included the states of Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, and Southwest Illinois which included over 15,000 employees.

Originally from New York, New York, Zachary received a degree in Business Administration from Hampton University in Virginia. He began his UPS career in 1979 as a delivery driver in northern New Jersey. Throughout his career, Zachary held positions of increasing responsibility in package operations. In 2000, he was named Vice President of the Gulf South District in Louisiana and held the same position in Central Pennsylvania before being named President of the Ohio Valley District.

In August of 2015, Zachary was named Chairman of the Board for the World Trade Center of Kentucky and brought a wealth of International and logistic experience to the board. In addition, Zachary also served on the board for Indiana University Health, Central Indiana Corporate Partnership (CICP) and the Executive committee for Conexus Indiana Logistics Council. With a long history of philanthropy, Zachary continues to support others less fortunate than himself through United Way of Central Indiana. He served as campaign chairman in 2014 and currently chairs the Tocqueville Society. In addition, he serves as Board Trustee for Hampton University and Board Member of the March Foundation.

 

 

Weilin Long, Global Advisor for Global Chamber® Indianapolis 

Weilin Long is a cross-cultural executive, business leader and entrepreneur. As the Global Advisor for Global Chamber® Indianapolis, she is a connector and collaborator for businesses of all levels. After serving as the Vice President of Strategic Initiatives and the Director of Asian Learning Center of Indiana at The International Center, Weilin formed a consulting firm to provide consultative guidance and solutions to government, business, community and education leaders for initiating, developing, and capitalizing on global, national and local alliances. In partnership with statewide economic development professionals, she provides leads on international investments, partners in project development, and explores resources and opportunities. She has a great honor of serving as a consultant on foreign policies and related affairs for the State of Indiana, local cities, businesses and other organizations. Through special projects, Weilin leads strategy development to support internal and external partners in meeting global challenges. 

Weilin has over 18 years of managerial experience in health, business, community outreach, college instruction, and program administration. The positions she has held include the Business Development Administrator in Indianapolis Mayor’s Office, State Community Nutrition Division Director; State Newborn Screening Director for Genetics, Hearing, Drug Testing and Sickle Cell; Executive Director of a non-profit organization; the City Director of Council on Aging; and a Publisher Company Human Resource Coordinator. She graduated from Kansas State University with master’s degrees in Adult & Continuing Education and Public Administration after pursuing her undergraduate degree in China, majoring in English Language. Weilin is active in the community in a personal and professional capacity and serves on several advisory boards.

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Richard Anderson III, Executive Treasurer for Global Chamber® Indianapolis

 Richard Anderson III is a University Innovation Fellow trained at Stanford's Design School, a founder and CEO to multiple companies, and a dual degree graduate of Purdue University in Neuroscience and Biotechnology. Richard has worked in financial fields for 5 years including research organizations, international leadership programs, and National Science Foundation Small Business Innovation Research Grant-winning startup companies. He leverages years of experience in Design Thinking and Lean Startup methods assisting early stage venture companies. At the Global Chamber of Commerce, Richard works as Executive Treasurer, ensuring the financial organization of the company and providing analytics and reporting support for compliance, executive strategy, and Financial Planning & Analysis.

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Faith McKinney, Senior Director of Communications for Global Chamber® Indianapolis

Faith McKinney is the author of Schmingling - The Art of Being Well-Connected through Blatant Self-of Real People Real Voices, and Community Conversations, local community based television programs. Faith has been quoted in national publications like The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, CNN and Ebony Magazine. Faith is has over 20 years experience in marketing, direct mail and shipping with The United States Postal Service.

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Matt Freel, Senior Director of Sales and Revenue Development for Global Chamber® Indianapolis

Matt Freel is the individual to take any brand and expands its reach worldwide, by sharing the story and value with all who need to hear. His clear intuition sees the potential avenues of growth in front of an organization and drives the opportunity to build a community around business value.  Matt’s ability to share a vision and articulate its value while focusing on building authentic relationships is unparalleled.  Respected for his genuine empathy for others, articulate communication style, and farm-raised work ethic; Matt earns his seat at the table wherever he serves.

As Founder at Phronetic Growth Solutions, a business focused on driving revenue for small to medium-sized companies, Matt ensures growth for the company’s clients by personally committing himself to their success.  The company does this in many ways, including independently closing deals on behalf of PGS clientele.  Phronetic Growth Solutions understands that everything from training to processes, and even systems within the company, are just as important as a sales representative’s confidence. It is with that insight and a proprietary system, that Matt and the company quickly identify gaps in a sales program and assists in filling them to drive revenue. 

Previously, as a Branch Manager for a logistics company, Matt led the charge in building a new office from scratch. This included obtaining $2.2 Million in company revenue, with over 90% of that revenue stemming from new clients to the company.  During this time, he oversaw the sales and operations while also training a team to assist in both areas.  Matt was no stranger to boot-strapping in this sales process, as he cold-called businesses in order to reach these accomplishments.  His career began in sales and continues to be focused on creating mutually-beneficial synergies between organizations.

While obtaining his Bachelor of Arts Degree from Indiana University – Bloomington, Matt studied Political Science and was a cheerleader for four years.  He has served as the Chairman of the Membership Committee at The Columbia Club in Indianapolis and on the Executive Committee for the American Heart Association’s Indianapolis Heart and Stroke Ball.  He strives to always be a Servant Leader with the inquisitive ingenuity of a child and the persistence of a determined athlete.

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John Y. Musiine, Global Advisor for Global Chamber® Indianapolis

John Y. Musiine is a Department Chair and Assistant Professor at Martin University Department of Business in Indianapolis.He is also a Faculty Advisor and a Sam Walton Fellow at the Student In Free Enterprise (SIFE) Enactus -a global student organization that champions home-based enterprise solutions to eradicating poverty, and creating long-term economic-sustainability for millions through the positive power of business. He also serves as an Advisory board member for the Oklahoma Christian University Emerging Leaders and Entrepreneurs ELE Rwanda, a group of young Rwandan Presidential Scholars rebuilding a nation through innovation. He is a graduate from University of Indianapolis and holds a B.A in Economics and Finance and an M.B.A and currently a candidate of a Project Management Certificate at Cornell University.

Mr. Musiine is a strong advocate for championing Rwanda’s progress within the diaspora and presided over H.E. Paul Kagame, President of Rwanda’s visit to Chicago 2011 for Rwanda Day as a Master of Ceremony. He is also the Executive Director of the Young Patriots of Africa, a coalition of the African Renaissance that wants to devote time and energy to the welfare of their home continent.

Mr. Musiine’s presented a paper on Teaching and learning from a Simulation- Based Perspective at the 2010 International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE) annual Meeting at Robert Morris University in Chicago. His presentation has become an important part in the approach and style of simulation based teaching and learning for IACBE. Mr. Musiine also serves as a board member of Inyarwanda Limited, The Bishop John and Harriet Rucyahana Ministries Inc. and was a business competition Judge in the 2012 NBMBA/Chrysler Competition, He is a member of Project Management Institute(PMI), Center of International Business Education and Research ( CIBER) as well as the African Finance and Economics Association (AFEA) a US- Based Association that bring top African Economists together to foster a brighter future for the African Continent through research and policy recommendation.

This son of Rwanda continues to model and wear his unquestionable and genuine patriotism at heart with honor and pride .His tireless great zeal and determination in championing the greatness of Rwanda has made him a shining pillar among Rwanda’s young leaders both at home and in the Diaspora. He has been nominated for several Awards and has moderated, presented, facilitated and participated in over 100 conferences.

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