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 is a visiting professor at the Global Human Resources Leadership Institute at Howard University School of Business in Washington, DC.

He is also a senior faculty member of the Human Capital Institute, covering the MENA/Asia Pacific& Africa Region.

Ron is the former CEO of Great Place to Work-Gulf and CHRO of Al Raha Group, based in Riyadh. He holds certifications from HCI as Global Human Capital Strategist (GHCS), Master Human Capital Strategist (MHCS), and Strategic Workforce Planner (SWP) as well as New York University

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.



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