Michael Cohen is the ISSF retail education associate for Europe and Africa. He joined ISSF after a career as a management consultant in the field of sustainable business development. He provided strategic guidance, operational capacity building, and marketing support to international agencies, multi-national corporations, and grassroots social enterprises. Prior to this experience, Cohen was the general manager, international business development at the H.J. Heinz Company. Working on growth assignments in the US, Europe, Africa, and South America, he was responsible for business planning, product development, process design, strategic alliances, and marketing. Cohen worked in client service at DDB Needham Advertising before joining Heinz. Cohen was born in Buffalo, New York. He was graduated from Brown University with a BA in history, magna cum laude. He is based in Cape Town, South Africa.