Executive Director, Asia Pacific Ross School of Business, University of Michigan
Kent is a highly experienced executive coach with a major focus on strategic development and related leadership capability building. A native of Scotland, he has lived and worked in Hong Kong and China for 20 years. He works with Managing Directors, General Managers and high potential professionals at mid to senior level globally with strong cultural sensitivity.
With extensive corporate experience in banking and finance (Royal Bank of Scotland), insurance (AIG) and Executive Director Asia Pacific, Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan, Kent has blended practical experience and application with world thought leadership. His 18 year role with Michigan Ross has enabled him to integrate with global and local organisations such as manufacturing, retailing, utilities, governmental and financial to assist with custom designed executive development solutions for mid to senior executives in a broad range of leadership and function specific initiatives.
Kent gained an MBA from the University of Strathclyde, UK and studied in Hong Kong to achieve the Master of Science in Training and HRM, from the University of Leicester, UK. He is a Chartered Member of the Institute of Bankers in Scotland.
Kent has been an executive coach for over 15 years and his coaching assignments have included senior executives from around the globe, including Accenture, HSBC, Saudi Electricity, Banque Saudi Fransi, Shui On Land Shanghai, Baker & McKenzie, Bayer, Sail Funds, BASF, TUV, Coach Intl.
He has also been the lead facilitator on business project development for organizational transformations for some of the above companies and numerous other entities globally. He also is responsible for the Michigan Ross Executive Education portfolio of programs in the Asia Pacific region and development of strategic customized solutions for executive development with partner companies.