Dr. Tommy Weir
Tommy Weir, Ph.D., serves as Managing Director of EMLC (www.emleadershipcenter.com), specializing in strategic leadership development for fast-growth and emerging markets. He is a thought leader concerning leadership and business, a gifted speaker, and author.
Dr. Tommy has a rich history of leadership development experience and has held top management and teaching positions throughout his career. He has taught organizational leadership and management courses at the graduate and university level, and consulted in leadership development for global organizations, including many Fortune 100 companies. Moreover he has a rather unique specialization “Arab Leadership Development”.
He is often asked, “How did you come about your specialty?” His reply is simply, “Having lived and/or worked throughout the Middle East for the past 10 years this unique specialty chose me (for which I am thankful) and from there it took root.”
His latest position was as the head of learning and development at Nakheel where he was named the Middle East’s HR Professional of the Year for his market-leading work. While there, Dr. Tommy drove the creation of an innovative learning architecture and leader development program that were as unique as the company’s explosive growth. With a deep understanding of Arab leadership development, he established the best-in-class UAE National Development program. Additionally, he played an instrumental role in the diverse multicultural environment (with over 80 nationalities working together in one location).
He holds a Doctorate degree in strategic leadership and is a noted communicator. His writings on leadership in the fast-growth and emerging markets have been featured in many publications. His highly anticipated book, “The CEO Shift” is slated for publication in the coming months.