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
31st Aug 2021
...It Takes Listening to Your Heart “When you follow your passion, success will follow you.” When I heard that statement, I looked up at...Blog
17th Aug 2021
This photo caught my eye the other day as I was scrolling through Facebook. A Toyota car dealer in Arizona, USA, bought a 2018 Camry that...Blog
10th Aug 2021
...Why Every Career Interaction Is Critically Important I have a “few projects” that I am working on to get back into corporate. When I...Blog
3rd Aug 2021
Who Anointed Them, Anyway? “In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is King” — Erasmus of Rotterdam I love quotes, but sometimes one...Blog
27th Jul 2021
...They Cost More Than They’re Really Worth! And the cost of that decision is???? I thought of this calculation the other day as I sat on a...Blog
13th Jul 2021
“Every month, I send an analytics report to senior management. What is disheartening is that not once have they asked me what the numbers...Blog
6th Jul 2021
“I became an accountant because accountants are the career choice of my family. We are a family of accountants. But when I spent my first...Blog
29th Jun 2021
I monitor the business news daily, weekly, and there are announcements from organizations making “radical” changes in workforce design,...Blog
22nd Jun 2021
I had no idea that they took my candidacy seriously since I did not have a background in TV or Film. However, I was told by the board...Blog
15th Jun 2021
“I worked all those years, coming to work every day, doing a great job. Each year there was a raise and eventually more responsibility. I...Blog