SINGAPORE: Veteran business consultant and executive Dr. Thomas Goh will serve as the new Managing Director and Chief Client Officer, Asia-Pacific, for the Center for Creative Leadership, a top-ranked, global provider of executive education.
Goh, who begins work today at CCL, has a strong track record over the past 25 years of helping clients improve their business performance. He succeeds Dr. Roland Smith, who had led CCL’s operations in the region since 2013.
Goh, with expertise in organizational change and transformation, will lead CCL’s efforts to accelerate the leadership development and performance of clients ranging from multi-national corporations to local companies, while also implementing an extensive research agenda.
Previously, Goh held a series of senior leadership roles as Client Services Leader, Director, Partner, and Market and Practice Leader at McKinsey, Hay Group, Gallup, Towers Perrin and Accenture, where he received multiple awards for driving business growth and knowledge contributions.
He has focused on preparing clients for emerging trends by helping them set up smart factories, develop future leaders for the new economy, facilitate mergers and acquisitions, build new data and digital capabilities, and enhance business and organization agility.
Goh holds a doctoral degree from the University of Western Australia. He is also a Wharton Fellow at the Wharton School and a Fellow at the Hong Kong Institute of Directors.
He is a frequent keynote speaker and thought leader on innovation, transformation, adaptation and agility. He also contributes project-based insights for McKinsey Quarterly, Academy of Management, and the Project Management Institute.
“Dr. Goh has the experience, knowledge and passion to take CCL’s already extensive reach and impact to new levels in Asia-Pacific,” CCL President and CEO John R. Ryan said. “CCL and the clients we are privileged to serve throughout this dynamic region will benefit greatly from his leadership.”
“Companies in Asia-Pacific need a new type of leader in a rapidly changing world,” Goh said. “We are excited to work alongside them to craft their new business narratives using CCL’s empirical research, proven solutions, and local knowledge.”