Richard D. Lewis is Chairman of Richard Lewis Communications and one of Britain’s foremost linguists.
He founded the Berlitz schools in East Asia, Portugal and Finland and spent several years in Japan, where he was personal tutor to Empress Michiko and five other members of the Japanese Imperial family.
One of his books, When Cultures Collide, has sold over 500,000 copies.
He currently lectures throughout the world on cross-cultural issues.
Mr Lewis has also been awarded a knighthood in Finland, in view of his 40 years’ experience helping Finland to develop its international links, including assisting Finland in its preparation for EU presidency.