Ron is the Managing Director of StrategyFocusedHR, based in Dubai. He has an impressive HR background that spans many industries, cultures and countries including India, China, Brazil, Dubai, Africa, Turkey as well as Saudi Arabia. Ron is also a member of the Harvard Business Review Advisory Council and the Executive Quarterly Online Panel at McKinsey Consulting.
He has held senior level HR roles with Buck Consultants (Xerox), Martha Stewart Living and IBM. The former Chief Executive of the Great Place to Work Institute Gulf is a frequent blogger and writer on HR topics. His writing has been featured in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Crain’s NY Business, Workforce Management Magazine, TLNT.com, CEO.com, People and Management Magazine and Vertical Distinct. A sought after keynote speaker, he was recently named one of the “50 Most Talented Global HR Leaders in Asia” by the World HRD Congress.
Today’s future-focused HR organisations are innovating with insight. In order to fully command the space, we must develop our teams around six key points that will address the future state of our HR practice. There is a 30 percent gap between the importance of specific talent challenges and how prepared HR is to address them. We will discuss the roadmap that will allow you to position your HR practice to become an integral part of the organisational approach to its strategic goals.