Charles Mitchell is the Executive Director of Knowledge, Content and Quality at The Conference Board [link: https://www.conference-board.org/us/].Since joining The Conference Board in 1997 as the head of publishing, he has authored dozens of reports on business and economic issues. Prior to joining,Mitchell spent 14 years as a reporter and writer for United Press International, based in Johannesburg, Nairobi, Moscow, and Washington. He was foreign editor of the Detroit Free Press from 1990 to 1996 and European editor for World Business magazine. Mitchell is also the author of several books dealing with international business cultures, customs, and etiquette published by World Trade Press, including A Short Course in International Business Cultures and A Short Course in International Business Ethics. He holds a bachelor's degree in economics from the University of Pennsylvania.