The McKay Interview airs Mondays at 8pm, Saturday at 10am and Sunday at 3pm, always straight after the BBC News.
About Michael McKay
Michael McKay spent twenty three years in the toughest of international businesses, tobacco, holding senior positions in marketing, corporate affairs and external relations.
In the mid-1980's and early 90's he created his own management consulting firm in Zug, Switzerland, with a clientele of blue-chip companies including well-known Swiss banks and prominent firms in other sectors.
As an independent advisor and founder of McKay’s consulting firm, he has addressed on behalf of corporate clients issues such as better regulation; the defence of freedom of choice, effective anti-contraband and anti-counterfeiting strategies, leveraging high-level networks in the Middle East, counselling senior executives on better management of the external environment and effective government relations, enhancing corporate reputation as well as managing communication problems that accompany change management strategies. His consulting work has been carried out in many European capitals.
Michael has been an occasional guest lecturer at the University of Geneva's and the University of Fribourg's MBA programmes and at the Judge Business School, University of Cambridge. He is also a regular speaker at NATO Advanced Research Workshops; and is a non-executive Director of MEC International Ltd., London. He is well-known as the charismatic, former Chairman of the Geneva Chapter of the British-Swiss Chamber of Commerce (BSCC).
Among his clients past and present are HSBC, Ernst & Young, ICRC/CICR, the U.N., JT International, EFG, The British Swiss Chamber of Commerce, Intertrust Switzerland, Geneva Trading & Shipping Association, the International Trade Centre, the United Kingdom Permanent Mission to the U.N Geneva, Edwards Lifesciences, Nestlé, Expedia and many others.
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Amanda Ellis, former NZ ambassador to UNOG
Friday, October 22nd, 2021
Now with Julie Ann Wrigley Global Futures Lab at ASU
Peter Brabeck-Letmathe, chairman of GESDA
Wednesday, September 29th, 2021
The aims and hopes of the new organisation
Leadership - what it takes
Saturday, September 25th, 2021
Michael McKay talks to two leadership experts at the ILA
Insider's view of the situation in Afghanistan
Monday, September 13th, 2021
'John' has worked for years in the humanitarian sector
Irish Ambassador to the UN in Geneva: Michael Gaffey
Thursday, August 26th, 2021
Also representative for other organisations in the city
McKay Interview: Foreign affairs expert, David Chikvaidze
Monday, August 16th, 2021
Worked for 36 years for governments and the UN
Dr Carol Graham, Fellow at Brookings Institution
Friday, July 9th, 2021
Are we happy?
Riel Miller, Head of Futures Literacy at UNESCO
Friday, June 25th, 2021
Using the future to change behaviour
Her Excellency Jane Owen, UK ambassador to Switzerland and Liechtenstein.
Monday, June 14th, 2021
Jane Owen has been ambassador in Bern for four years
Dr David Heymann, professor of infectious diseases
Friday, May 28th, 2021
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Michael Hacking, president of Geneva oil traders, Mocoh
Monday, May 17th, 2021
Why is Geneva an energy trading hub?
Corinne Momal-Vanian, Executive Director Kofi Annan Foundation
Monday, May 3rd, 2021
Michael McKay talks to Corinne Momal-Vanian about the work of the Foundation
McKay Interview: Ambassador Christian Dussey
Thursday, April 15th, 2021
Soon to be the new Swiss Ambassador to Iran
McKay Interview: His Excellency Mr. Julian Braithwaite CMG
Wednesday, March 31st, 2021
UK ambassador to the UN
McKay Interview: Kent Brown
Friday, March 19th, 2021
US diplomat, first US ambassador to Georgia after USSR collapse
McKay Interview: John W Wood
Thursday, March 4th, 2021
Founding Chairman of the Trilateral Group, London and former Global Chairman of Republicans Abroad
McKay Interview: Dr Daniel Warner - political scientist
Thursday, February 18th, 2021
How international Americans see America
McKay Interview: Michael Møller - GESDA
Monday, February 8th, 2021
known to many as Director-General of UN Geneva until last year