International Migration Management in the Current Climate


Economic, Social & Cultural Development

Michael McKay of McKay’s Consulting and Ambassador William Lacy Swing, Director General of the International Organization for Migration, discuss the role of citizenship by investment in terms of migration.

William Swing & Michael McKay

Ambassador William Lacy Swing, Director General, International Organization for Migration

On 14 June 2013, Ambassador William Lacy Swing of the United States was re-elected to his second five-year term as Director General of the International Organization for Migration. Ambassador Swing was first elected on 18 June 2008, and assumed the post on 1 October 2008.

Michael McKay, Independent Advisor, McKay's Consulting

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.

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