Michael Stewart is Global Vice Chairman at Edelman and is responsible for the firm’s advisory business, Edelman Intelligence (a wholly owned research and analytics company) and strategic partnerships, among other responsibilities. He was previously President and CEO of Edelman’s Europe and CIS region. Prior to joining Edelman, he was Partner and Global Director of Communications and Marketing for McKinsey and Company, where he spent 12 years. He was also on the leadership teams of the firm’s public sector, social sector and consumer practices. Before joining McKinsey, he spent 12 years as an executive with international institutions concerned with the interface between business and society, including the Prince of Wales International Business Leaders Forum (including a secondment to the office of UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan to help launch the UN Global Compact), the Centre for Our Common Future and the International Association of Students in Economics and Business.