Ron Thomas

Managing Director, Strategy Focused Group

Ron Thomas

Managing Director
Strategy Focused Group


Ron Thomas is the Managing Director of 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 and 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
As a consultant and management educator, he has worked with companies such as Central Bank of Nigeria, Iran MTNCell, King Faisal Hospital-Jeddah Saudi 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.



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