Name and Title

Rami Kantari, Advisory Board Member |
Leadership Principal



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Education and Credentials

Mr. Rami Kantari is an Advisory Board Member and Leadership Principal with Virginia Institute of Finance. Rami is certified in neuro linguistic programming (NLP), a certified and licensed user of Daniel Goleman’s emotional and social competence inventory (ESCI), U.S.A. and a certified training practitioner (CTP). He holds a Master’s Degree in business administration – MBA, from National University in San Diego, and a bachelor of science degree in health care administration from California State University in Long Beach.

Professional Experience

Rami has over 25 years of global experience in applied management. He was a partner and senior consultant with Meirc Training & Consulting for 18 years. In the USA, Rami held a number of managerial consulting positions, including working with Health Net Inc. In addition, Rami was general manager and consultant at Brain International in Lebanon where he was in charge of supporting his corporate clients by offering them a number of consulting services such as locating international and regional suppliers and negotiating agreements with their distributors, as well as conducting training courses in business management, sales development and team leadership. Additionally, Rami was instrumental in providing sales management consulting services for Bristol Myers Squibb in Lebanon and for providing business development consulting services for the board of Mersaco, a premier distributor of pharmaceuticals.

Training and Consulting Experience

Rami conducts certification programs in management, leadership and communication, negotiation, persuasion and influence, leadership agility and resilience, personal branding and presence, emotional intelligence and social media strategies. He is the company’s subject matter expert in social media and a key influencer in how companies position themselves on the web to retain their regional influence. Rami, a 2 times Olympian - 1984 and 1988 when he was honored by the mayor of the city of Long Beach, U.S.A. - is also a motivational speaker who is currently listed in the Top 100 Influential Arabs Online (, and ranks among the world’s top online influencers on (www.riseglobal/online-influencer).

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