An award-winning global thought leader with experience in strategy, public policy, turnarounds and crisis management, Michele Wucker founded Gray Rhino & Company in 2015 to help leaders, organizations, and communities to identify and strategize responses to risks that are neglected despite -and all too often because of- their size. The business draws on the concepts introduced in her third book, THE GRAY RHINO: How to Recognize and Act on the Obvious Dangers We Ignore.
THE GRAY RHINO was published in 2016 to praise from business, policy, and thought leaders around the world, and has been translated into Hungarian, Korean, Chinese, and Norwegian. Her previous leadership positions include Vice President for Studies at The Chicago Council on Global Affairs; President of the World Policy Institute, which she re-launched in 2007 in a dramatic turnaround; and Latin America Bureau Chief at International Financing Review. She also has taught masters students at Columbia University's School for International and Public Affairs. Michele has been recognized as a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum and a Guggenheim Fellow, among other honors, and delivered speeches in 15 countries on five continents.