Ms. Michelle Reed

Academic and Executive Director of the Institute for International Business Law
Nationality: Germany
Course: Global Trade Compliance, Personal Career Development 


Michelle Reed is an esteemed executive leader with over 25 years of unparalleled expertise in Global Trade Compliance, specializing in export control, sanctions, corporate social responsibility, and tailored compliance programs for multinational corporations. Her adept crisis management skills ensure seamless program execution in dynamic environments. Michelle's comprehensive knowledge extends beyond compliance to optimizing supply chains and fostering effective collaboration within multinational teams. Under her leadership companies have achieved prestigious sustainability and ESG certifications, providing them a distinct competitive advantage. Throughout her career, she has garnered prestigious awards for her innovative approaches, solidifying her status as a pioneer in compliance and sustainability.

Formerly a distinguished lecturer at the Institute of International Business Law (IBL), Michelle joined the IBL as the new Executive and Academic Director in June 2023. In her new role, Michelle aims to empower legal and compliance professionals through the institution's LLM program, preparing them to navigate evolving regulatory landscapes and drive sustainable growth. Her vision includes fostering cross-cultural communication, and ensuring graduates are equipped for success in their respective fields.


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