Ron Thomas is the founder of the Strategy Focused Group an international consulting firm based in Dubai. He has been identified as one of the top 5 HR/Leadership thinkers in the Middle East by CIPD. He received the Outstanding Leadership Award for Global HR Excellence at the World Human Resources Development Congress in Mumbai, and was named as one of the 50 Most Talented Global HR Leaders in Asia
His work has been featured in the Wall St. Journal, Inc. Magazine, Workforce Management and numerous international HR magazines covering Africa, India and the Middle East. He is a columnist/blogger for magazines such as Insight magazine, HR People of Africa, SHRM, etc.
He has been contributing author to numerous books.
- It’s Time for High-Performance Government: Winning Strategies to Engage and Energize the Public Sector Workforce-Howard Risher
- Learning to Lead: Lessons in Leadership for People of Faith_Rev. Willard Ashley
- Effective Onboarding programs-Doris Sims
His work has been featured in the Wall St. Journal, Inc. Magazine, SHRM Magazine, Workforce Management and numerous international HR magazines covering Africa, India and the Middle East.
As a consultant and management educator, he has worked with companies such as Central Bank of Nigeria, Iran Cell, King Faisal Hospital-JeddahSaudi Electric Company, BASHRM, JLT [Saudi Arabia], Dubai Tourism, American Hospital of Dubai, Dar Al Riyadh, Gulf Bank-Kuwait
Prior to consulting, he worked in senior level roles for IBM, Martha Stewart Living, Xerox HR Services
Board memberships include the Harvard Business Review Advisory Council, McKinsey Quarterly Executive Online Panel, and HCI’s Expert Advisory Council on Talent Management Strategy.
He is a sought after speaker throughout the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific Region.