A Certified Emergency Manager (CEM) since 2006, Dr. Gideon For-mukwai has designed and delivered numerous crisis exercises and training programs for public and private companies in more than 20 countries. Earlier in his career, Dr. For-mukwai worked as a fire captain with the Singapore Civil Defense Force. He subsequently worked as a senior instructor in charge of training thousands of firefighters, police, security, and navy officers on incident response and hazardous materials (Hazmat) safety.
As the founder of the Asia Council of the International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM), Dr. For-mukwai served on the Certified Emergency Managers (CEM) Commission and as President of the International Council of IAEM, overseeing 17 countries in the Middle East, Asia, Africa, and Latin America, between 2007 and 2010.
Dr. For-mukwai is also an award-winning speaker, educator, and the author of the best-selling book, “The Science of Story Selling, How to Win Hearts and Minds for Profit and Purpose.” The book was featured in the Boston Globe, Wall Street Select, and several other media outlets in Asia and North America. Among his core areas of expertise are emergency management, organizational readiness, storytelling, and social media.
In 2012, Dr. For-mukwai helped develop an online course titled “Harnessing the Power of Social Media in Crisis Management” which C4CS® conducts in collaboration with The International Consortium for Organizational Resilience (ICOR). He has written peer-reviewed articles about social media and crisis management as well as other topics that appeared in academic and professional publications including Continuity Insights and Disaster Recovery Journal.
A graduate of the Interactive Media Master’s Program at the Reynolds School of Journalism (RSJ), University of Nevada, Reno, Dr. For-mukwai is an expert in digital communication with an emphasis on social media communication and crisis management. He also holds a doctorate in education with a specialization in instructional leadership from Concordia University-Portland.
Dr. For-mukwai is fluent in four languages and has a basic understanding of a few additional languages. He runs several miles a day and carries a small harmonica in his pocket.