Developing Global Leaders Asia

About us

Globalization has resulted in changes about not just where but also how we conduct our business activities. Fast pace, complexity, interconnectedness, interdependence, more diversity, more uncertainty and less clarity are not only tomorrow's but also today's reality. Leaders need to understand as well as live up to these challenges, by thriving on continuous change, adapting to different market dynamics and partnerships, embracing social responsibility and appreciating national characteristics and cultures.


We at Developing Global Leaders Asia strive to find the best customized solutions for you to meet all the challenges of globalization and of global leadership. Both our principal consultants and our worldwide network are experienced senior people who guarantee the quality or the content as well as of the delivery of our programs.


Principal consultants


Zsuzsanna Tungli, PhD


Zsuzsanna is a senior consultant, trainer, coach and University lecturer in the areas of Developing Global Leaders, International Teams, Individual and Company-wide Cross-Cultural Competency and Global Mobility.


An expert in her field, she has designed and delivered company-specific executive development programs for senior as well as middle managers for the past 20 years in Europe and Asia. Zsuzsanna has worked across diverse industries, such as Energy, Chemical, Pharmaceutical, FMCG, Financial Services, Personnel Services, Electronics and Hospitality. Her clients include Novartis, Novo Nordisk, Daimler Financial Services, Lego, Sandoz, SwissRe, Oracle, McKinsey and SingTel.


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Dr Zsuzsanna Tungli is a lecturer, senior consultant, trainer and executive coach in the areas of Developing Global Leadership and International Teams, Individual and Company-wide Cross-Cultural Awareness and Global Mobility.


In 2001 Zsuzsanna established Tungli Consulting, a Management Consultancy where, with a network of consultants around the world, she has been performing her portfolio of activities. In 2011 Zsuzsanna has set up a Singaporean company: Developing Global Leaders Asia.


Zsuzsanna designs and delivers company-specific executive development programs for senior as well as middle managers coming from all over the world. She has worked with multinational corporations across diverse industries: Energy, Chemical, Pharmaceutical, FMCG, Financial Services, Personnel Services, Electronics and Hospitality. Her clients have included companies such as Novartis, Novo Nordisk, Siemens, Daimler Financial Services, ABB, Nestle, Adecco, LEGO, Nymonix, Sandoz, SwissRe, Oracle, Syngenta, Biogen Idec Inc., UPM, Sweco, RWE, SingTel and Bosch.


Zsuzsanna also regularly delivers Team and Individual Coaching for both corporate clients and at the Institute for Management Development (IMD), Lausanne, Switzerland, NUS and INSEAD in Singapore. The coaching focus is on developing leadership skills in general, in teams and across borders as well as keeping a balance between work and personal life.

Since 2004 Zsuzsanna has taught International Management at the University of St Gallen, Switzerland, and Intercultural Communication and Global Leadership for the Executive MBA programs at the Business School of the Central European University in Budapest, Hungary and in Bucharest, Romania. She has been invited to lecture on expatriation at London Business School, United Kingdom.


Earlier in her career Zsuzsanna was one of the first local employees hired by Arthur Andersen & Co. As a management consultant she performed purchase investigations, financial evaluations, market research and general advisory work for setting up joint venture companies between Hungarian and international partners.


Zsuzsanna has served as the Board Secretary of Sietar Europa (Society for Intercultural Education, Training and Research), and as a Governing Council Member of Sietar International. She was the Project Manager for the 2004 Conference of EWMD (European Women Management Development Network). She is also a member of the Academy of Management and the Academy of International Business. Zsuzsanna has presented her work at these organizations' international conferences in Europe, Japan and the United States.


She received her PhD from London Business School, United Kingdom in 2001, her MBA from Bocconi University, Italy in 1992 and her Masters of Science in Economics from the Corvinus University in Budapest, Hungary in 1988.


In 2009 Zsuzsanna, together with Dr. Maury Peiperl, published the article: Expatriate practices in German, Japanese, U.K., and U.S. multinational companies: A comparative survey of changes. Human Resource Management, 48, 153-171.


A Hungarian national, Zsuzsanna speaks fluent Hungarian, English and German, has a good level of Italian and Russian, and is a beginner in French and Thai. She has lived and worked in a number of countries, including Germany, Hungary, Italy, Switzerland, Thailand, the United Kingdom and the United States. Currently she resides in Singapore with her British husband and two children.


Mike Hughes


Mike is a senior consultant, trainer and coach specialized in Strategy, Leadership and Finance.


With over 20 years of industry experience, Mike has worked primarily in the beverage industry, in the areas of general management, finance, sales and marketing. His positions included Chief Financial Officer and Zone President, EMEA for a joint venture between The Coca-Cola Company and Nestle. Mike is a qualified Chartered Accountant in the UK, but has lived abroad for the past 20 years in countries including Thailand, Singapore, the USA and a number of countries in Europe.


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Mike Hughes is originally from the United Kingdom and has worked abroad during much of his career, primarily in Europe and Southeast Asia. With more than 20 years of international business experience, he brings dynamic insight about hands-on management in sales and marketing, business development, and cross-cultural communication.


Michael is passionate about helping leaders develop strategic thinking, problemsolving skills, and relationships. While supporting their corporate vision, he helps leaders identify new market trends, set clear objectives, and generate new ideas for improving the efficiency and effectiveness of business systems. His delivery style is highly results focused but quite informal and relaxed. He is effective in working with leaders who are open to new ideas for creating positive change through education and corporate initiatives. Mike's professional associations include the International Coach Federation and the British Chamber of Commerce, Singapore. He earned his Bachelor's degree in Management Science from the University of Wales. He is currently studying corporate and executive coaching at The Coaching Academy in the United Kingdom. Mike speaks German and Hungarian to an intermediate level and French at a basic level. His general interests include sports, travel, reading, and music.