Gail ForkoshGlobal Head of Learning and Development
Galina (Gail) Forkosh is the Global Head of Learning and Development at Avanade Inc., a global digital innovator providing business solutions leveraging the power of people and the Microsoft ecosystem. A proven and effective leader recognized internationally for her visionary approach to measuring and developing talent, Gail brings twenty years of broad-based experience in international business and finance to her position at Avanade. Gail joined Avanade in July 2015 with the responsibility of developing, and successfully implementing, the company’s global learning and professional development strategy. Prior to joining Avanade, she served in several strategic leadership roles for prominent U.S.-based companies, including serving as Global Head of Strategic Planning for Information Technology at AIG, a multinational insurance corporation with more than 88 million customers in 130 countries and approximately 65,000 employees.
A native of Brooklyn, New York, Gail earned an MBA at Pace University and a Bachelor’s of Science in accounting and economics from the Stern School of Business at New York University (NYU).