Richard Girling is a political sociologist in the final year of his PhD trajectory at the University of Amsterdam where he has been researching the phenomenon of migrant entrepreneurship.
He holds a First Class Honours degree from the University of Durham, UK, and a Masters degree from the University of Wroclaw, Poland. As a migrant entrepreneur himself, he is the CEO and Founder of his own international digital agency which employs 10 people and services over 100 clients across the US and Europe. With a strong passion for meaningful change, Richard holds positions at several not-for-profit organizations, including Metropolis International and the Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights.
He is also the former Executive Director of Literacy Alberni Society, a small NGO within the migration and education sector in British Columbia, Canada.