Member Since: 13th Jul 2009
Ron Thomas is Managing Director, StrategyFocused Group DWC-LLC, based in Dubai.
He was formerly CEO of Great Place to Work-Gulf countries, also based in Dubai. A former CHRO who was based in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Ron is also a senior faculty member and representative of the Human Capital Institute [hci.org ] covering the MENA region. He holds certifications from the Human Capital Institute as a Master Human Capital Strategist (MHCS) and Strategic Workforce Planner (SWP).
Ron's prior roles included senior HR positions with Xerox HR services, IBM, and Martha Stewart Living. 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 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.
Managing Director Strategy Focused Group DWC-LLC
22nd Jan 2020
All eyes turned towards the manager as she gave her opinion of a strategy that was being discussed. This was part of the strategic meeting...Blog
7th Jan 2020
“Cleaning up and organizing my desk in anticipation for a great new decade. I found this amazing piece of advice from a wonderful mentor...Blog
3rd Dec 2019
As we close the doors of 2019, the prognosticators have all given their respective thoughts on what is coming into focus for the year...Blog
27th Nov 2019
“As you read this book, keep in mind that the quality of your manager/team leader is the single biggest factor in your organization’s...Blog
20th Nov 2019
"Be the leader you wish you had". – Simon Sinek When I read that quote, I had visions of a boss I worked for at one time who would win the...Blog
12th Nov 2019
As I glanced at the lineup of speakers and read through the quick overview of their upcoming presentation a smile began to engulf my face...Blog
8th Aug 2019
It’s called ‘opportunity'. Every disruption is an opportunity. That was a quote from Roel de Vries, corporate vice-president and global...Blog
20th Jul 2019
“If you’re not having fun, it’s half your fault.” This is a quote from Doug Dietz who plays the leading role in one of the greatest design...Blog
10th Jul 2019
...Isn’t a Plan “So what happens if I create a strategy and ‘ignore’ the talent side since we have never paired the two together?” As a...Blog
10th Jul 2019
“As you read this book, keep in mind that the quality of your manager and team leaders is the single biggest factors in your organization’s...Blog