Dr. Toby Malichi, Hon. D. Bus.

From his humble beginnings, Dr. Toby Malichi, Hon. D. Bus. overcame tremendous odds to become a successful, self-made internationally-recognized entrepreneur, global strategic advisor, deal facilitator and motivational speaker, from being one of the youngest district managers in the history of General Motors Corporation to founding his own firm Malichi Group Worldwide nearly 28 years ago. Dr. Malichi an ordained and licensed marketplace minister with a prophetic voice is called a “World Citizen” by his contemporaries, has traveled extensively to over 70 countries and six continents making and brokering deals, strategically advising, and speaking to world business, government, political, and spiritual leaders about an array of critical issues ranging from giving rise to the poor and the homeless; to representing small-and-medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) on behalf of the White House and the United States Department of Commerce as a small business leader and spokesperson to the U.S. and European Union – Trans Atlantic Business Dialogue (TABD), to serving as a SME delegate to the first and only World Trade Organization (WTO) ministerial meeting ever held in the United States which was convened in Seattle, Washington in 1999. Dr. Malichi has served as a selected official volunteer small-and-medium-sized enterprise business leader, spokesperson and advocate on behalf of two previous White House Administrations promoting Free Trade Agreements, and his congressional testimony before the U.S. House of Representatives is recorded in the 1993 Congressional Record. Serving his third White House Administration, Dr. Malichi serves as a federal appointee to the board of directors of the U.S. & Foreign Commercial Service – U.S. Department of Commerce – Indiana District Export Council. Vincennes University – the State of Indiana’s first college – bestowed Dr. Malichi with an Honorary Doctorate Degree of Business on April 30, 2005.

Dr. Malichi holds the distinction of being one of the youngest district managers in the history of General Motors Corporation (GM). And, is a graduate of GM’s School of Management and Marketing. During his tenure, Dr. Malichi survived a near fatal car accident and spent several months in a critical care burn unit. His superior performance, while managing 14 franchise dealer organizations, exceeded corporate sales, marketing, and business development goals that generated annual revenue gains of more than $70 million, and earned him the prestigious General Motors/Chevrolet Motor Division Leader’s Ring.
After leaving General Motors Corporation, Dr. Malichi started his own businesses Malichi Group Worldwide and Malichi Marketplace Missions.

With numerous appointments, conferences and honors to his credit, Dr. Malichi in 2001 was coroneted Chief of the Ashanti Tribe, Central Region – Accra, Ghana. This former member of the Board of Directors for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the Executive Committee for the Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) was named twice as a “Greater Washington Power Player” for 2000 and 2001 by the Greater Washington (D.C.) Board of Trade. Dr. Malichi is the 1996 recipient of the Sagamore of the Wabash, the highest honor that the Governor of Indiana bestows. Moreover, Dr. Malichi has served as an advisor to American Express – Small Business Services and is a past National Advisor to the U.S. Small Business Administration – National Advisory Council (NAC). Dr. Malichi is an invited participant to the World Economic Forum (WEF) and A.P.E.C. Dr. Malichi is also listed among “Who’s Who of Global Leaders.”

An official spokesperson representing U.S. small business interests in multi-lateral trade agreements, international forums, dialogs and roundtables at the highest government levels worldwide, Dr. Malichi often meets with current and former U.S. presidents, cabinet members, members of congress, foreign heads of state, ambassadors, trade ministers and CEOs throughout the world, and testifies before congress on trade legislation on behalf of small-and-medium-sized enterprises.

Dr. Malichi has worked on several important free trade agreements, including the successful passage of the 1993 North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). As a result of his work on NAFTA, he was invited and attended The White House signing ceremony, a historic event that included all the living Presidents Bill Clinton, George Bush, Jimmy Carter, and Gerald Ford. Dr. Malichi has met many world leaders including President Nelson Mandela, Germany Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder, and President Jiang of the Peoples Republic of China, just to name a few.

Among his many achievements, Dr. Malichi was a selected participant, official spokesman, and Issue Group Advisor for the U.S. – European Union (EU) Trans Atlantic Business Dialogue (TABD) Small-and Medium-Sized Enterprises Working Group III, Co-convened by The White House, U.S. Department of Commerce and the European Commission.

In November 2004, Dr. Malichi was invited by President George W. Bush to be a Delegate to the White House Economic Summit. Dr. Malichi was appointed by Indiana Senator Richard G. Lugar, former chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee as a Delegate to the 1995 White House Conference on Small Business. Dr. Malichi was an elected Delegate to the 1986 White House Conference on Small Business.

Dr. Malichi was the first elected African–American vice-chairman and later the first elected African – American chairman of the Indiana Small Business Council, Indiana Chamber of Commerce from 1987-1989. He served on the executive Committee and as a board member of the Indiana Chamber of Commerce during this time period. Dr. Malichi also served as Chairman of the 1989 Governors Conference on Small Business officiated by then Indiana Governor Evan Bayh now a U.S. Senator.

Dr. Malichi is also the founder of Malichi Marketplace Missions – nurturing the sea of souls a privately-funded 501 (C) (3) not-for-profit corporation who’s international marketplace missions seeks to equip, inspire, and coach executives and leaders from all facets of business, industry, governments, and the professions by providing insight, direction, and principals-centered leadership solutions, strategies, and practices to energize and sustain their businesses and purpose.

Dr. Malichi was invited to be a featured marketplace speaker at the 5th Eastern Gate Prayer Convocation 2007 Singapore. His seminar topic was “Transformation of the Marketplace.” The Prayer Convocation was attended by thousands of pastors, ministers, spiritual, government and business leaders from over 58 countries and all 7 continents. In 2005, Dr. Malichi was one of twenty-five World Business and Religious Leaders invited by the governing body of Transform World Connections headquartered in Singapore – to attend a special world body meeting in Kona, Hawaii – and was subsequently selected to become an International Marketplace Focus Group Facilitator, Speaker, and Delegate to the Transform World Indonesia 2005. There were more than a 120,000 leaders and delegates from all over the world in attendance. Dr. Malichi will also continue play a vital role in future Transform World Connections – marketplace and global ministerial conferences and prayer convocations.
While attending Transform World Indonesia 2005, Dr. Malichi was personally selected and invited by Pastor Bambang – Founder of 70 churches in Medan, Indonesia, to be the week’s revival – featured speaker. Dr. Malichi, ministered to thousands – on the marketplace and governance. Medan is the second largest business district in Indonesia. Dr. Malichi has also conducted seminars on the “Marketplace” for Youth With A Mission (YWAM), at the University of the Nations in Kona, Hawaii.

January 21, 2010, Dr. Malichi served as a panelist for Jobs on Main Street, Customers Around the World Conference
hosted by Ambassador Ron Kirk, Excecutive Office of the President, The United States Trade Representative (USTR) in coordination with the U.S. Department of Commerce, the Small Business Administration, the Export-Import Bank, and other U.S. trade-promotion institutions.

In 2009, Dr. Malichi keynoted the plenary session on “Embracing Change” for the 35th Annual professional training seminar of the Federal Women’s Program (FWP) – Federal Executive Association.

In 2008, Dr. Malichi was as a panelist and speaker at the Global Diversity Supply Chain Conference sponsored by Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. The conference attracted over 200 CEOs and business owners from around the Midwest.

In 2005, Secretary of State, Colin Powell of the U.S. State Department invited Dr. Malichi to deliver motivational talks to high school and college students and professors in Grenada and Barbados. Dr. Malichi was invited back to speak to government officials and employees in Grenada by the Prime Minister.

Dr. Malichi also served as the moderator for the International Franchise Association – Minority Business Enterprise Magazine’s panel discussion on franchising held both in Washington, D.C and Los Angeles California. The international franchise conference attracted franchisors and franchisees from all over the world.

In 2001, Dr. Malichi was a keynote speaker at the Institute of Economic Affairs African Conference on Corporate Governance and Sustainable Development – Accra, Ghana for small and medium-sized enterprises sponsored by the Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) and the National Endowment for Democracy (NED).

Dr. Malichi a current board member also was the keynote Speaker at the 1999 National District Export Council’s Annual Conference for the U.S. Foreign and Commercial Service – U.S. Department of Commerce. The DEC conference was attended by national district export council board members, government officials, and U.S embassy and consulate officials from around the world.

A charismatic individual and gifted speaker, Toby Malichi, “The Motivator”, is in great demand as a motivational speaker, with more than 3,000 speeches worldwide to his credit. His original 1993 video, “Attitude with Toby Malichi” aired nationally on PBS and was selected as “Editor’s Choice” by Success Magazine, with sales in excess of 250,000 videos. Sales of a second video, “Get Motivated with Toby Malichi,” are expected to exceed the original. Dr. Malichi’s “Who Motivates the Motivator” pocket quote book is a daily dose of positive thoughts for those not so positive moments is in high demand.

Knowledgeable and articulate as a media spokesperson, Dr. Toby Malichi has been interviewed by CNN, C-Span, and NPR and on WorldNet TV’s “Dialogue” of the U.S. Information Agency. Dr. Malichi has been interviewed and featured in numerous prominent and leading magazines and newspapers including research surveys by Fortune, The Deal, Chief Financial Officer (CFO) magazines, Wall Street Journal, Business Week, Success, and Entrepreneur magazines, and has appeared on Worldwide TV as well as many local, national and Cable TV, and Radio programs. Dr. Malichi has been widely quoted in major newspaper articles, both in the United States and around the world. He also writes a bi-monthly column for a national African American magazine.

A team player, Dr. Toby Malichi on January 29, 2010 was inducted into the Athletics Hall of Fame as a starting forward of 1972 Men’s Basketball Team – the first intercollegiate basketball team for Indiana University – Purdue University (I.U.P.U.I) and a life member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity. This quote epitomizes the life of Dr. Toby Malichi: “Have a Successful Day!”