Erik Michielsen

Managing Director, Member Development, World 50 Group

Erik Michielsen is managing director of member development at World 50 Group, an invite-only community for CEOs, boards, C-suite officers, and executives from the Global 2000, where he leads development of peer networks and succession readiness programs.

Michielsen is also a senior lecturer at Cornell University's School of Continuing Education/Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, where he has taught business management since 2019. He joined Cornell in 2015 as regional director of executive education in North America for the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business based at Cornell Tech in New York City.

Before joining Cornell in 2015, Michielsen founded Capture Your Flag, a near-peer online mentoring platform to inspire and guide young professionals in their careers. Prior to Capture Your Flag, Michielsen held global head of sales and research director roles for ABI Research after starting his career at Accenture.

Michielsen earned an MBA from Duke University and a BA from the University of Michigan. He has been an advisory board member at the Duke University Fuqua School of Business and a board member at Kilifi Kids, a Kenya-based non-profit delivering mobile health care services.