Claude Grunitzky is the founder of TRACE Magazine, co-founder of TRACE TV, and the chairman of TRUE, a New York and Paris-based think tank and transcultural marketing agency. He was raised between Lomé, Togo; Washington, DC; Paris and London. Growing up, Grunitzky, who speaks six languages and carries three passports, was exposed to many different cultures. These foreign interactions shaped his transcultural philosophy and informed the creative energy of his media ventures. A graduate of MIT and a French American Foundation Young Leader, he sits on the board of Humanity in Action, a foundation that works internationally to build global leadership, defend democracy, protect minorities and improve human rights.