Diego Gilardoni, a former journalist turned business consultant, is an international adviser and speaker specialised in global business and cross-cultural management and communication. An expert on China, where he has worked as a consultant for European companies, he is the author of “Decoding China. Cross-cultural strategies for successful business with the Chinese”. He is associate partner of Itim International, one of the leading cross-cultural management consulting firms helping companies navigate the unchartered waters of globalization. He has given a TED Talk on the centrality of cultural intelligence for global business in the 21st century.