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Michael is the Executive Sponsor of the Employee Resource Group focused on Middle Eastern and North African employees. Additionally, he serves as Chairman of the Lupus Campaign. Lupus is an autoimmune disease that affects primarily women of African and Hispanic origin. Through their work, Johnson & Johnson have raised awareness of the disease among their employees, which has resulted in new therapies currently in development. Externally, Michael currently serves on the Board of Trustees at Unidos, the largest Hispanic advocacy organisation in the United States. He also sits on the national board of the Ad Council, which develops communication campaigns aimed at tackling the nation’s largest social issues including bullying, housing and workplace discrimination. Additionally, he is on the Board of Trustees of The First Tee organisation, a community-based network focused on developing social and behavioural skills for young ethnic minority people. Most recently, he set up a scholarship providing funding to multicultural students pursuing their education at Macalester College in the United States. In 2017, Michael was the recipient of the Corporate Leadership award from the National Medical Fellowship Organization. Also, for the last two years he was named on PR Week’s Top Communicators in the United States.

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