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Oxford Leadership appoints Ricardo Sookdeo as Managing Partner

A global leadership consultancy firm that operates across 28 countries with over 1,000,000 alumni, Oxford Leadership, has announced the appointment of Ricardo Sookdeo, as Managing Partner, effective September 1st,2022.

He will oversee the day-to-day running of the business alongside Group Program Director Greg Orme, Head of Marketing & Brand Jonathan Yukawa and company founder and executive chairman Brian Bacon.

Ricardo Sookdeo was previously a client of the globally renowned consultancy, his high-level professional experiences span Asia, Europe, Australia, Latin America and the US, and include working as Head of Talent/Leadership Development at ING, Maersk, Nordea, IKEA, and, most recently, Global Head of Talent, Leadership and Culture at Johnson Matthey.

Ricardo’s predominant focus is strategy, mergers and acquisitions, organisational development, talent management, leadership development, performance management, diversity and inclusion and culture transformation.

Ricardo’s extensive experience in leadership has been augmented by the success of his own Stockholm-based leadership consultancy, Dynamic Equipoise Training & Consulting, which he founded in 2020. Having been a client of Oxford Leadership for more than 15 years in his previous professional roles, he has developed a keen business acumen and understanding of the nature of leadership.

The new position is an exciting next step in Ricardo’s career, where he hopes to utilise his expertise to continue to support clients, growth and development of the business and build a strong, engaged team, while strengthening the current partnership system. He will also be looking to establish new leadership practices, helping to enhance the brand’s existing position as a thought leader.

Commenting on his appointment, Ricardo said: “I feel honoured and fortunate to have the opportunity to work alongside Brian Bacon as managing partner. I am delighted that Brian has seen qualities in me that will help drive the business, and I am very much looking forward to working with him and the team.”

Commenting on the new appointment, Brian Bacon, founder and chairman of Oxford Leadership, said: “Having worked alongside Ricardo for many years, I could see that he had the integrity, leadership skills and background that align with everything that myself and Oxford Leadership stand for.”

He stressed further that: “I believe he is the perfect fit for the role, and I am excited to see how his fresh perspective and wealth of experience will elevate the consultancy. Ultimately, I believe his strategic insights will help take Oxford Leadership and its partnerships, both internally and externally, to the next level.”

About Oxford Leadership

Oxford Leadership is an international leadership training consultancy with its headquarters in the United Kingdom. Oxford Leadership currently support CEO and C-Suite executive coaching, leadership development and culture transformation for major global companies such as Adobe, HSBC, Virgin Media O2, Sky Group, NXP semiconductors, Sunrise, UMusic, JCET in China, Takeda Pharma and many others.

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