Center for Creative Leadership (CCL), a leading organisation in the executive education space, has announced that Dr. Thomas Goh will lead regional operations as managing director, Asia Pacific, and chief client officer, effective 21 August 2017, based in Singapore.

Under this Asia Pacific remit, Goh covers Singapore, India, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Malaysia, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Australia, the Philippines, Thailand, Japan, and Korea. This comprises a team of about 50, which he will look to expand in the time to come.

Goh succeeds Dr. Roland Smith, who had led CCL’s operations in the region since 2013. On his agenda is a mandate to lead CCL’s efforts to accelerate the leadership development and performance of clients, while also implementing an extensive research agenda.

He comes with 25 years of experience, having held senior leadership roles at organisations such as McKinsey, Hay Group, Gallup, Towers Perrin and Accenture, where he received multiple awards for driving business growth and knowledge contributions.

On the appointment, CCL's president and CEO, John R. Ryan commented: “Dr. Goh has the experience, knowledge and passion to take CCL’s already extensive reach and impact to new levels in Asia-Pacific. CCL and the clients we are privileged to serve throughout this dynamic region will benefit greatly from his leadership."

Goh added: "Companies in Asia-Pacific need a new type of leader in a rapidly changing world. We are excited to work alongside them to craft their new business narratives using CCL’s empirical research, proven solutions, and local knowledge."

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